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.”


Successful Race For Hope!

Running Toward a Better Future!

Ten years ago St. Joan of Arc Uganda sparked dreams of changing lives through education in the remote village of Mawuuki, Uganda. Pre-pandemic St. Joan of Arc Uganda, served more than 600 students in kindergarten – 7th grade and ranked in the top 3% of schools in the country.

This year, the coronavirus has challenged the hard-won progress of this transformational school. The government closed schools throughout Uganda in June, creating a deficit for SJA Uganda as it strives to continue to support its teachers, and maintain its facilities in the absence of tuition income.

Amid the challenges posed by COVID 19, Father Simon Peter Kyambadde returned to Evanston fully vaccinated after a two-year absence, to run in the biannual  fundraising Race on September 25!  He joined a record 99 people registered for the Walk/Run, including many first-timers from the Academy at St. Joan of Arc.

After the race, Father Simon Peter thanked all those in attendance, participants and supporters alike, and gave a brief update on the status of the school.  He is optimistic that classes at St. Joan of Arc Uganda will resume in early January 2022, Race proceeds will help teachers and staff prepare for the return of students and assist students and their families with tuition and uniforms.

On behalf of the Race Committee, we thank all walkers and runners, donors, spectators and volunteers for helping us exceed our fundraising goal of $100,000!  If you would still like to participate it’s not too late!

Every dollar makes an impact and YOUR help is urgently needed this year to


Thank you!