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PLEASE SPONSOR ME & DONATE TOWARDS TRAINING FACILITIES FOR YOUNG STUDENTS IN UGANDA

Ann, who organises the support we receive from the UK charity has asked me to cycle from Uganda Lodge to Mbarara and back as part of the Prudential Ride London-Surrey on 15th August.

In Ruhanga we have many young students who attend our Primary school but a lot of them cannot not afford Senior School and we know they end up with no jobs and just a small piece of land to grow a few crops.

We also fear that as the schools are closed for 6 months due to COVID-19, many of the older students will not return to standard education & will miss out on getting even a Primary 7 pass.

Some years back we started an affordable Vocational Training Centre and currently offer tailoring, knitting and hairdressing classes. These are virtually self-funding and the local villagers asked us to build a training kitchen/restaurant that would capture an income from passing motorists.

Many different skills will be taught to students alongside basic business skills and the results will be youngsters having the opportunity of paid employment or starting their own business from home. Girls particularly will have a choice of a job or starting a family at a very young age.

Thanks to many fundraisers we have already built the foundations, walls and roof of this new building, but to complete the interior and exterior plus toilet facilities to a high standard we need to raise a further £20,000.

Please sponsor my ride on this page, or even enter and ride yourself in your home town. Maybe you can gather a few friends to join you? If just 20 people can raise £1,000 each – the youngsters in Ruhanga will be so happy.