Our link with Uganda through AICM* started in 2017. Rwamahano and Murubindi primary schools are in mountainous, rural south-west Uganda where the Batwa people live in challenging geographical and economic circumstances. The schools are still closed because of the coronavirus pandemic but it is hoped that they will open again in early 2022. In the meantime, the schools are being used for activities to support the local communities, such as dentist drop-in sessions, and to keep in touch with the children and encourage them in their home learning.
Our past fundraising projects have included:
2018 Solar panels for Rwamahano school
2019 School lunches for children at both schools
2020 Home learning packs for KS2 children at both schools
Our new appeal is to raise £1,500 to put a climbing frame and swing at Rwamahano school. There are no playgrounds in the area and the children would benefit enormously from the enjoyment such equipment would bring.
We value this link very highly as it benefits us all: the children in Uganda benefit from practical assistance; and children in Stanton Harcourt benefit from a window into the wider world and the lives of others.
Please support our fundraising events over the next weeks and months. If you would like to make a one-off donation to our appeal, please use this link:
If you have any questions about our link with Uganda, please get in touch with Mrs Atherstone.
* More information about the schools and the work of AICM can be found on their website: http://www.aicm.org.uk/