June 2017 Newsletter

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March 2016 Running for the Bujagali Trust

We are hugely grateful to Leander Woodbridge, who ran the Bath Half Marathon, raising money for the Bujagali Trust. She trained hard in preparation - and it paid off on the day. The whole family turned out to cheer her on and she was able to run a great time, beating her personal best for the event. This was a great achievement in terms of the running, the fundraising and the friend-raising. Everyone we support in Uganda will be extremely grateful for the generosity of those who sponsored Leander. Much can be done with even small amounts of money. Thanks to Leander and all her supporters!

 

April - May 2016: Visiting our Projects

Barry Hollinghurst (Trustee) and John Griffiths (Friend of the Bujagali Trust) visited Uganda in the Spring and spent a whirlwind week travelling around to see our work in action. In the Kumi district of Eastern Uganda they visited Kalengo Primary School, a recent project, which we have supported by providing books, desks, and scholastic materials. This was the first visit to the area by a member of the Trust and the staff and students were delighted to show Barry and John around. Our local friends Martin and Grace Adakum accompanied them and Grace gave the pupils sounds advice about working hard to achieve good results.

Two additional local schools were visited and their needs discussed. We hope to expand our support for the children in this very needy area.

The second stop was Mama Elisabeth Nursery and Primary School, Gulu, in the north of Uganda. Here, Barry and John were pleased to see the new classroom block funded by the Bujagali Trust and built last year. They were impressed by the involvement of the local community, which has embraced the project, contributing hands-on help with the building in many different ways. The school is well run by its founder and Director Grace Ajok. Further development work will include upgrading the toilets and the kitchen facilities, and creating a library. There is still plenty of work to be done!

The children of Mama Elisabeth entertained their visitors with traditional singing and dancing.

Our third area is in and around Jinja, a beautiful spot on the shores of Lake Victoria. Barry and John reported that Mutai Secondary School was tidy and well cared for, with the agricultural department in particular looking good. The students were pleased to receive some new footballs and netballs.

Great Hopes Primary School has benefited from support given by the Jinja Educational Trust, who have provided new buildings. This is a challenging project in a remote area on very steeply sloping land. Barry and John took a new supply of stationery with them and identified future needs.