Thank you to all who have contributed time, encouragement support and funds to ACLENet to help us in our work to save lives.    
As you can see from the photo above,
we are using some of the lightning protection materials donated by DEHN to protect Shone School, where Richard Tushemereirwe, one of ACLENet's founders, and Nicholas Opio, editor of this newsletter, are located.  The school was hit in September and two teachers injured. 
Lightning is an ever present danger in much of Africa, 
as noted in news reports below of lightning deaths and injuries for April, 2018. 

Lightning claims one [Zimbabwe]
April 11, 2018

Lightning bolt strikes a woman dead [Zimbabwe]
April 20, 2018 

Lightning kills three in Mayuge [Uganda]
April 4, 2018

Three family members killed by Nambale lightning [Kenya] 
April 6, 2018

Lightning kills two people in Northern Rwanda
April 21, 2018

Lightning claims 3 in Chimanimani [Zimbabwe]
April 8, 2018

Lightning bolt kills builder on rooftop [Zimbabwe]
April 10, 2018

Lightning strike kills two in Eastern Ethiopia April 26, 2018

Through the generosity of our donors, we have been able to install model lightning protection (LP) at several schools in Africa and are working with several organizations to protect more. 
As a recognized leader in this area, ACLENet was asked by Uganda's Ministry of Education and Sports to help design lightning protection for the new schools they are building with World Bank funds.   
How does this affect education:

The Story of RUNYANYA SCHOOL - After a single lightning strike killed 18 children and sent another 38 to the hospital in 2011,
enrollment fell from about 600 to under 400.
After ACLENet installed lightning protection in 2016,
enrollment soared to over 800. 

When parents feel safe sending their children to school and the children feel secure in their classrooms, they are more able to concentrate, learn their lessons and
build their future. 
Your support has provided a wonderful gift to each of these children.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks.  

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