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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Teach the teachers and Rosemary's future

Trustee Richard Bircher is taking the lead on getting the new school in South West Uganda not only built but also giving attention to encouraging teacher development. Buildings are not the solution to educational issues. Good teachers are.
So a learning day was organised and all the staff from Little Shepherd at Rtunguru spent time in Fort Portal getting some insights into how our Good Shepherd School do things. It was a great experience and great motivation too.

We must encourage more of this. Great idea Richard.

Back in Jinja, Sebastian met an 18 year old girl who is totally blind. Her name is Rosemary. The local Rotary Club finds the money for her school fees but Rosemary has not been able to return to her special school for the blind at Soroti, about 4 hours from home, because she simply did not have the clothes, bus fare and other essentials which a growing girl must have.

It sounds simple and we have been able to help her, having just had our best fund raiser ever. This years HUGS Golf Event raised over £13000. Thanks Charlotte Bob and John!!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Nearly there

Today there could be up to 1 million people travelling from all over Africa to be present at the Anniversary of the Uganda Martyrs. It takes place at Namugongo which is to the east of Kampala on the road to Jinja.

I was there a few years ago and it was a memorable occasion.

The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who were executed between 31 January 1885 and 27 January 1887.[1][2]
They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda.

This week is also the big week for the Annual Fundraiser which centres on the Golf Event organised by Trustee Charlotte Percy. Is a tough job!

The money we raise will all go to the eyesight restoration work we are doing in Jinja and to the next stage of the Asili Girls Secondary School at Lira.

Its not too late if you would like to help sponsor in some way. We set a big target this year and are nearly there!!

The link is here  https://mydonate.bt.com/events/golfevent2018/458480