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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Starting our fifth school

With the help of some very generous donors and a great Annual Golf Event which raised nearly £5000 we have been able to give the go ahead to our partners in Lira to start to build the Asili Girls Secondary School.
Most Ugandan schools don't really make themselves friendly to growing girls and for that reason many who might start secondary education often drop out when puberty starts.
The new school starts with the provision of excellent sanitary facilities and then we hope to have the first class rooms ready by about January 2015.

The school will deliver both academic and vocational skills to the girls and enable them to have choices in their lives when they leave.

Lira in in the north of Uganda.

The Missionary Sisters who will be leading the project are also the Sisters who look after the Lira Babies Home which supporters will remember that we have been supporting for some years.

To give an impression of what the new school will look like here is a picture of the Asili Primary School.

We expect that the school will cost about £150,000 to build and to equip but we are doing this in stages over the next 5 to 6 years with your help.

Empowering children and girls in particular is one of the very best ways to move a country forward and we believe that this will be one of the most important things which HUGS has done.

When this school opens there will be over 1000 Ugandan and Rwandan children and orphans supported by the charity. But it can only happen due to the kindness of our supporters.