Uganda project

 

It has been a busy year and, despite not being able to hold our annual charity concert, we have still been able to do a lot of work in 2016.

Laura’s Log

Hungry piglets!

Proud owner of the pig

On a previous visit to Mawundwe there was a local delivery of piglets, during which I enquired how much one piglet would cost. I was astounded how cheap they were and, during a weekend at Wyedale last year, I proposed a collection so that we could buy local people a piglet that they could eventually breed from. To date, we have managed to buy 7 piglets and 1 boar. All piglets are doing well and the local people are so grateful for them.

 

This is how we use the energy from the solar panel

SOLAR PANEL

You may remember a few years ago that we installed a solar panel on a house in a rural village. The panel has been a huge success and all members of the community continue to use it – using kettles to boil water (and thus preventing catching Typhoid) and charging their mobile phones (a vital source of communication

 

Moses

Moses after receiving his degree We are very proud of him.

Unfortunately, during his first year of training his father passed away and, without his support, he was struggling to afford the fees.

Despite this, the Fellowship agreed to help and it is with great joy that in October he graduated with a 2:1 degree.
He is currently applying for jobs, volunteering at a local hospital and has had some interviews. In addition to this, he has managed to acquire a building in the small trading centre of Nakasajja and is currently converting it to become a health centre.
His plan is to work during the week at a hospital and then use his salary to give advice to local people on issues such as HIV, pregnancy and contraception.

Message from Moses

‘I am very grateful for the support that has been provided to me throughout my course. Not only the support, but the love that you have shown to me. I pray that the Almighty God rewards you abundantly.

 

Some of our younger children

Senior student

OUR SHOOL AGE STUDENTS

A big thank you also to those that give a regular contribution towards the payment of school fees. All students are doing well and we continue to monitor their progress. So far, no children have had to re-sit a year and they are all  working to the best of their ability.

 

 

      

LAURA AND BEN

Once again, a huge thank you to all of you that help the work we are doing out in Uganda.

There is always more that needs to be done and we will never be able to solve all the issues out there, but with your help, you are changing people’s lives for the better.

A big ‘webale nyo’ (thank you) from all of those in Uganda!