Vesta is a longtime supporter of the charitable work of Karl and Arleen Bucholz in Uganda, Africa. Karl used to be a tile supplier for Vesta and decided to give up his life in Canada and move to Kibaale to start a training program for kids. They served in Uganda with Pacific Academy Outreach Society (based in Surrey, BC) since 2005. From 2005 to 2008, they lived and worked at Kibaale Community Centre in Rakai District. In February 2009 they relocated to Masaka, about an hour away from Kibaale, to help begin a sister project called the Timothy Centre.
The centre includes the Timothy Girls High School: a boarding school that offers a quality secondary education for girls who show academic and leadership potential. It offers a Diploma in Christian Education Program: a teacher-training program that equips practicing Ugandan teachers to integrate a Biblical Worldview into the regular Ugandan curriculum. Included is the demonstration farm: a program that trains local, subsistence farmers in sustainable farming methods to increase their yields.
Vesta also made a donation to help the Christmas in Kibaale Campaign through the Pacific Academy Outreach Society, which helps to provide education, a lunch program, health care services and community improvement programs to approximately 850 orphans and desperately poor children in Africa. The campaign provided special gifts to help the students and their families over the Christmas season.
Join Vesta in giving back! For more information on how you can get involved in this organization, please visit kuwasha.net