Thanks for all your interest and support since I returned from Uganda in October last year. You were AMAZING when I requested help to build the new latrines for Brain Trust Nursery and Primary School, the hand wash facilities and to put a roof over the school hall that doubles as a community church.I was very lucky and grateful that TrustGreenbelt part of the wonderful Greenbelt Festival gave a donation for much of this building work. (Previous blogs will give you more details)
Also when I told you the tragic story of Moses you didn’t hesitate to come to his rescue and finance the move from his lonely existence living in a tumbledown home to his family who didn’t know about his situation but will now look after him, and the building of his tiny but safe new home. There has been a delay in roof his home because the heavy rains had weakened the walls so they had to be repaired once the dry season returned. My friend Godfrey hopes the roofing will resume next week. Then once he gets the opportunity, as he lives a days travel away from Moses, he will take photos and send them to me. I look forward to seeing them and can’t wait to visit Moses myself when I am in Uganda! (If you haven’t already done so please go back to the previous blogs I wrote about Moses. A sad story with a happy ending)
I am now preparing for my next visit to Uganda in mid-June and hope you will support me once again. I am continuing my mosquito net project as the need for this life saving gift is so great. I would also like to provide Brain Trust school with their very first books both for the teachers and for the pupils. I have already been in touch with Aristock in Kampala who will provide me with appropriate books. I would also like to purchase some colourful wall charts. They cover most of the subjects on the Ugandan curriculum. The charts are made from waterproof, hard-wearing grain sacks. Have a look at the samples in the photos. They are so amazing! The charts make teaching and learning much more fun! Mango Tree in Kampala, at ( mangotreeuganda.org ), is an organisation that make the charts to order so please if you can make a donation for either the books or the charts that would be wonderful.
£5 will buy a mosquito net
£5 will buy several books
£5 will buy at least two charts
Whether you choose to donate for a mosquito net, books or charts you will receive a personalised thank you photo if you wish to have one. So please if you can spare a donation I would be very grateful and so will the recipients of your gifts! Please get in touch and I can advise you how to donate.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, once again. Love to you all!
National Park Alphabet
Map of the World
The Alphabet with objects that will be familiar to the Ugandan child
Story pictures to encourage conversation and imagination