Each year twenty students from my school head out to Uganda, to work on a conservation project which is linked to our sister schools near Masaka. Most of the children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS, malraia or war, but still have the most positive outlook on life; take a look at the video I have posted of a previous visit by pupils from my school for an idea what we actually do in Uganda each year.
The schools we will be working with include: Molly and Paul's Childcare foundation Schools in Kamunzinda, Hoy's College (secondary) and Kidsgear (primary) located in the town of Bukomansimbi; time will also be sent at St Jude's, a poorer school in the area which has an avereage class size of 70 pupils
The visit is not a holiday, as we are there to work and contribute to a variety of conservation projects that are ongoing in the area, and work in the schools; the target this year is to rebuild and repair classrooms, install water butts,extend another house as many of the dormitories are overcrowded and students have little room to carry out private study and install basic satellite internet.
The priority is fund raising, as the more money we can raise, the greter the contribution we can make to the children in the schools and the people who live locally.
Therefore, I am seeking to raise £500 towards the funds we have to invest in July 2017, so any donation, what ever the size is most gratefully received; all money raised goes direct to the work we complete in Uganda.