Craig Conover partnered with the village of Kotolo, Uganda to provide education to the community’s children giving them hope for a better future. At the time, the village had no school or local source of education.
Craig immediately began on the construction of a school in the community using money from his personal retirement and started a fundraising program called “26 for Africa”, where he raised awareness and funds by running marathons.
Moved by her father’s actions and motivation, Craig’s daughter, Becky Conover, jumped on board and by mid-2011, together they had launched “The Somero Project” (“Somero” meaning “school” in Lugandan), so that they could expand and meet more needs for the students.
At the end of 2013, The Somero Project and the Evergreen School in Kotolo, Uganda provided primary education to more than 200 students ages 4-14 and employed 9 teachers.
Today, The Somero Project receives ongoing support through donations and a sponsorship program. We are run by 100% unpaid volunteers who share a passion for the cause.
We believe that education is vital to a thriving society. That it will empower youths to make informed decisions and become leaders of the community. Optimally, we would like to see every child having the opportunity to gain an education and hope for a better future.