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We focus on providing sustainable solutions to educate and empower a strong community.

The Somero Project believes education is vital to a thriving society. Empowering youths to make informed decisions and become leaders of the community. Through donations and sponsorships, we run the Evergreen Primary School in Kotolo, Uganda; providing education to more than 300 students, ages 4 through 14.

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2008

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.

2011

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.

2013

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.

Present

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.