Kitale School Uganda

 

Our aim is to enrich the lives of the children and the community of Kitale through education and independence

Every penny donated reaches the children it is intended for. 

 

 

 Cycol4kitale 3000 miles to Etna is underway.

 

On 5th Sept theywith their long suffering support team

Mark and Audrey left Cape Wrath in Scotland to cycle

3000 miles to the top of Mount Etna in Sicily

In doing so they hope to attract enough sponsorship to help make Kitale school independent and self supporting forever

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The money they raise will be used to create projects that will both supply the school with a sustainable income and provide employment for our school leavers

 Please click on the link below to give them your support every penny donated will go directly to the villagers and school at Kitale

                     Virgin Money Giving Cycol4Kitale

 

    Or simply text Ride  to 70080 to donate £3 or more if you wish

 

  Week 4 approaching 2000 miles completed !! 

  

One mans dream

It all started with one man and his dream to try and make a difference. He went out to Uganda with his tent and £5,000 to see if there was a better way of giving aid.

He found the village of Kitale B around 100kms from Kampala. Little or no aid had ever reached the village - they had no water, school, clinic, electricity or any of the things we take for granted in everyday life.

 

He held a meeting of the villagers and asked them what they thought were their greatest needs and despite the lack of even the most basic things such as water they all asked for a school so that the kids in the village could have a chance of a better life.

He said we were fortunate as one of the King's Officials known as Ssekiboobo heard of us and helped us petition the King for the land to build the school on and this was almost immediately granted.

Look at the difference we have made

In 2005 there was nothing except despair in the village, disease and poverty was everywhere, children and adults alike felt they were the forgotten people.Within 3 months with all the villagers helping we had the first 3 classrooms built and our first 75 pupils all orphans started at the school.

 

Sustainability

Now through many different schemes such as the village savings and loan scheme and the women's empowerment initiative we have brought some employment to the village with new projects such as the bakery project when previously they had never seen an oven, the craft project showing them brand new skills and the pineapple and upland rice projects.We plan to introduce pineapple wine making, pig and chicken projects and many more . these will be partially self funded through their own savings and loan scheme and helped with 'Seed Money' from you our donors.

The idea is that through education and training plus a little help from us we will turn this community from destitute to self sufficient and to also make them able to support there own school we plan that with even reasonable luck this should be at least partially achieved in the next few years.  

In the meantime all the help and support we can get is needed to help achieve this end and prove there is a better way of giving aid so whether you donate, volunteer here or in Uganda or just share our message with others on behalf of the children and villagers of Kitale we thank you from the bottom of our hearts 

What does your money do ? 

£1 feeds a child for a month 

£3 covers the cost of a pupils uniform for a year

£5 provides books, exercise books and exam fees for a pupil for a year

£10 pays a teacher for a week 

£8 a month sponsors a child's education health care and food

 

  Also Charity shop in North Walsham Norfolk to donate contact Helen 07721655703 or just bring it in

 

                    This was put together by a volunteer well worth watching 


 

 

 

 

A registered UK charity No 1139453