Join us at our Fundraising Dinner to Honor The Women of Hope

Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm

At Maggianos Little Italy Old Orchard

Please join us to Honor Pat Barnes, Gene Flynn, Joyce Garb and Meredith Murphy (The Women of Hope) for their long-term support of St. Joan of Arc Uganda.

Father Simon Peter will be in attendance and will provide an update on the school and plans for the future.

We are raising funds to continue the growth of the school.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

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If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please contact Debbie Clamage at or 847-877-7659.

Thank you for your attention and response. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation to support Arc of Hope, please click this link:


Our Vision

St Joan of Arc School’s mission is to create opportunities for prosperity through self-sufficiency. “Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach him to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.”


Our Need

Before SJA Uganda, the village it serves had only a one-room school with a dirt floor, and education was a limited dead end. Our support began with mosquito nets and wells, and grew to a thriving school campus serving hundreds of boys and girls in the area. More current goals are campus completion and self-sustaining operations.

Quick list of facts about SJA Uganda:

  •  600+ students, preschool through 7th grade
  •  Day tuition:$100 annually
  •  Boarding tuition: $450 annually
  •  (Three terms /year; all families pay some tuition according to ability)
  •  Scholarships offered for highest grades, most-improved, best attendance
  •  20 members in teaching staff and 12 supporting staff