Solar Panel Lent Appeal
We are now focusing on raising money to provide the new building at Rwamahano School with Solar Panels. This will mean that when the sun goes down (which it does every day at 7 pm for twelve hours!) it will be possible for learning to continue and for teachers to plan lessons and extend their teaching possibly to adults who will come after working the fields all day. These panels would provide much needed evening light in school buildings and teachers’ accommodation.
It is difficult for us to imagine spending every evening in darkness. Light is just one of many things children at these schools have to go without.
That is why we are asking the children, during this Lenten period, to remember just how many good things they have in contrast to these children who have so little.
We are giving each family a tube of Smarties and are asking that when the Smarties are eaten, these tubes get filled with 20p pieces, at least one for each of the 40 days of Lent, and perhaps a few more to fill the tube. We are asking for the filled tubes to be returned to school after the Easter holiday, preferably on April 23rd.
It is possible that in this way we could raise around £900 towards the necessary target which is just over £2000. As a school we have already raised £560 towards this and we hope that our families will be able to contribute even more to get us to our target quickly. We would love to be able to instruct our friends in Uganda to begin installing these panels as soon as possible.
To help you to involve the children, we are going to provide an exchange facility whereby you can get 20ps in exchange for notes – please pop in to the office if you need 20ps.
If you would like to gift aid your donation, giving 25% more at no cost to yourself, please let the school office know.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Uganda evening.
As you know, Mrs Tudge and Mrs Insch went to Uganda to be present at the opening of new buildings for Rwamahano School. Click on the link below to see some pictures.
We also visited the other school supported by the charity AICM, Murubindi School.
The conditions at Murubindi are so basic. Click on this link to see the school:
At our evening event we showed powerpoints giving more information. We are pleased to say that as a result several of those present donated money to help the appeal below.
If you would like to know more, please take a look at this link:
If you are considering buying gifts for Christmas or birthdays, please also look at this way of buying something for the people supported by AICM – you can buy a Beehive for £5, 4 pairs of shoes for £16, a month’s school meals for a whole class of children for £35, or a sheep for £32! There are lots of other options. If you’d like a voucher to give to people to show what you’ve bought please ask Mrs Insch in the office for more details.
Murubindi Batwa Primary School Building Appeal
Please help give the children at Murubindi the school they deserve.
The children are from the Batwa community of Murubindi in south western Uganda, a remote rural location over 8000 feet above sea level and two and a half hours drive from the nearest town. They attend the AICM provided Murubindi Primary School . No other school is available for them as the government primary provision does not extend to remote rural areas. Over 100 children in four classes now attend this school, which only has two very inadequate, dilapidated small class rooms. Its lack of basic facilities has been brought into sharp relief by the recent successful new building at the AICM Batwa primary school at Rwamahano. Friends of AICM want to provide four new class rooms, staff room, head teacher`s office, teacher`s house and new latrines. To do this we need YOUR help.
Estimated cost for this project is £90,000.The cost takes into consideration the quality of build we require and the challenge of the location. We cannot let these children down! PLEASE HELP!
Donating is easy via https://mydonate.bt.com/events/murubindiappeal/475777
Or by cheque made out to FAICM sent to The Treasurer, Greenleas, Orchard Way,Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 3LN
Please mark envelope “Murubindi Appeal” Thank You!