Omushana Community Library, Ruhija, Uganda

by Gill in Shrewsbury

We did it
On 1st June 2017 we successfully raised £489 with 19 supporters in 35 days

We are building a second Community Library, bringing books & IT training to over 1000 children in rural Uganda.

by Gill in Shrewsbury

Omushana, Sunshine for Children is a UK registered charity (1150629) set up by friends in Uganda and the UK who share a goal to change lives of children around the Mountain Gorilla Forest Reserves in South-west Uganda.

Omushana built the first Community Library at Bwindi in 2013.    This library is a wonderful resource within reach of over 2000 children in Buhoma, Bwindi and the surrounding villages.  It is open and staffed 6 days a week and regularly used by more than 10 schools.  There are over 1000 books and 9 laptops currently in use for fun and learning.

Now we have the chance to build a second Community Library - this time in Ruhija village, an area which currently has few resources.  Most children here have no access to books and may never have seen, let alone used, a computer.

The total budget to build, furnish, power, stock and staff the new library is £15,000.  We have already raised over £12,000 thanks to a generous grant from the British Foreign School Society and contributions from many supporters, UK schools and the local community in Uganda.  Over 1000 books and 4 laptops are already on the way to Uganda - they will be ready to be housed in the library by August so we need a library to put them in!

We only need £2000 to complete funding for this wonderful project.

Please pledge today to give the children of Ruhija a brighter future.  

All donors will receive news about the project as it progresses.

Omushana uses every penny of your donation to further our projects in Uganda - we have no overheads.  Trustees and UK volunteers fund themselves.  

100% of your donation WILL go to make a huge difference to the children living in and around Ruhija.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

An emailed thank you and the regular updates that ALL donors will receive.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Postcard thank you sent by one of the Ugandan children who will use the new library.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Original artwork drawn by a Ugandan child living near Bwindi Forest.

£20 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward

A thank you card plus a small wooden gorilla carved by a Ugandan youth.

£25 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward

A thank you card plus a small Ugandan woven basket made by members of the Bwindi communities.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

The option to be acknowledged on the inner wall of the new library plus choice of gift from above pledges.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

The option to be acknowledged on the inner wall of the new library plus choice of gift from above pledges.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

The option to be acknowledged on a plaque on the outside of the new library plus choice of gifts from above pledges.


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