Moses the elderly man who was found living alone in a terrible condition, has now been moved to temporary accommodation awaiting his new home. The bricks from his old home have been transferred to a new site near his brother Asenge who will help rebuild the walls and will also care for Moses from now on. The family and community he was living near when we first met him refused to help him as they thought he was mad! If you remember he had been robbed and beaten and left physically and mentally disabled, he is not mad! Unfortunately lack of education in many rural areas in Uganda leads to much misunderstanding and suspicion of ‘evil spirits’. (Please take a look at the previous posts from 20/12/17 (x2) & 9/1/18 to see the story of Moses)

Thanks to those of you who have already contributed to helping Moses. I have received £120 so far of the £150 needed to rebuild the walls of his his home and put on a new roof as his original one was full of holes! It would be wonderful if you could make a small donation towards this new home for Moses please.  We need to buy 10 corrugated iron sheets for the roof @ 26,000 Ugandan Shillings each (£5); 30 ‘roof timbers’ at 12,000 Ugx (£2.50); as well as nails. cement, etc. Do get in touch if you can help.

Hopefully we can eventually raise a little more cash to cover the mud floor with concrete and plaster the walls. My friend Godfrey has told me that Moses was ‘all smiles’ when he realised what was happening. These recent photos of him certainly show him looking much happier!

Moses update – can we do this?

Dear friends firstly I want to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Do you remember me telling you the story of Moses the elderly disabled man who was discovered living in a terrible state when my friends in Uganda were delivering mosquito nets before Christmas?

Amasa when he first met Moses while delivering mosquito net.

Well on the 22nd January the walls of his old dwelling are being transferred to a plot near relatives where he will be cared for at last after the terrible time he has endured in recent years. BUT I need to raise money for the work and for the materials needed. I have donated £40 from not sending Christmas cards and sending my greetings online instead this year, but would be very grateful for your help please.

For example we need to buy 10 corrugated iron sheets for the roof @ 26,000 each (£5); 30 ‘roof timbers’ at 12,000 (£2.50); as well as nails. cement, etc. If you can help me to give this dear old man a roof over his head then please get in touch with me for how to donate. I will make a point of visiting Moses when I go out to Uganda in July but in the mean time would love to make him more comfortable.

FYI Please scroll down and read the initial blogs about Moses along with the photos. I look forward to your response. X

Thank you TrustGreenbelt for New Latrines for Brain Trust Nursery and Primary School

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that 2018 is a good year for you and your family. The children and teachers at Brain Trust Nursery & Primary School in Nawanyago are going to have a wonderful surprise when they return to school at the start of the Uganda school year in February as they will have new latrines and a new roof for the school hall which doubles as a community church. I owe a massive thank you to Trust Greenbelt who have awarded a grant for the work.

As soon as I let Innocent, my young friend and ‘project manager’ know the good news about the grant, he got to work organising the building work . The first job was to repair the present latrines and urinals that were in a terrible state, if you remember me mentioning in a blog when I was in Uganda, and as you can see by the photos!

Second was to do a completely new build to provide the girls and female staff with their first ever latrines! Both are now complete and ready for the children returning to school early February. Enjoy the photos and also the short You Tube video

Innocent has now started arranging for the school hall that doubles up as a church for the local community to have a new roof. Watch this space!!