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.
On September 7th 2014 Ian Johnston and his lovely partner Amy Bhandari will start a massive marathon cycle ride from Cape Wrath in Scotland to Mount Etna in Sicily a distance of over 3000 miles through many countries and 2 massive mountain ranges.
They are trying to raise enough money to help go a long way towards helping our school to become self supporting forever, such a great effort is worthy of at least a small donation !!!!
Please click on the link below to give them your support every penny donated will go directly to the villagers and school at Kitale
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.
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
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