Bring Jayne back to UK from Uganda 30yr reunion!

by Clare Miles in Wadhurst, England, United Kingdom

Bring Jayne back to UK from Uganda  30yr reunion!


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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by February 28th 2019 at 3:13pm

Jayne is Ugandan and came to Wadhurst College, UK, until the political situation in Uganda meant she suddenly had to leave during A'levels.

by Clare Miles in Wadhurst, England, United Kingdom

Jayne Opitto was our friend and classmate until she suddenly had to return to Uganda aged 17yrs, due to political and economic upheaval.  That was in 1989!  Since then we had all lost touch - until social media enabled us to reconnect and renew friendship.  Jayne has not always had an easy time and much water has passed under the bridge since 1989.  However, it is 30 years since she left and our year group would love to try to help her return to the place we went to school together.  Wadhurst College has sadly closed, but many of us still live in the area, including my parents pictured above, and who recently visited her and her brother in Kampala, Uganda.  Jayne is the country director for  Sisters of Hope, an inspiring charity working with girls and women affected by HIV in Uganda.  They provide support, vocational training and life skills for the women - to help them remain independent and survive in tough circumstances see their work here:

We know that financially things are tight, especially as Jayne is a single mum, the possibility of Jayne paying for her fare and being able to come and visit the UK after all these years is slim if she had to do this on her own.  We would love to see her again and help her fulfil her dream of returning to see Wadhurst, meet old school friends and be able to reminisce and remember together all of the things we shared in our teenage years.  We are trying to help raise her fare/ visa and some spending money so that she can visit this year.  

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