Building a school ...

Building a School – and now a Vocational Training Centre

We have been able to complete building classrooms for three nursery and seven primary levels plus a small boarding section also completed are a toilet and shower facility plus kitchen and dining room areas for Ruhanga Development School.

Few of the hundreds of children living in the area will ever go to senior school so our Director, Denis, has asked if we will fundraise to build a Vocational Training Centre. Here we will teach basic business skills plus various trades suitable for self-employment, such as tailoring, catering, mechanics and home repairs as well as all the building trades. One such workshop-style classroom will cost £5-8,000 to build and equip.

We have already completed a bicycle repair workshop and a tailoring classroom and as soon as we complete the building of a toilet and shower block we can open these two classrooms. The next two skills that we hope to be able to offer alongside business skills are catering and mechanics.

As the area is alongside the main highway (from Kenya to Rwanda), we plan to build a coffee shop that will teach students, catering, money-handling and customer services and at the same time, derive an income from passing motorists.To find out more and donate, click here

The next stage will be to open a couple of vehicle servicing bays and while drivers check over their vehicles after the poorly-maintained road on route from Kampala, their clients and passengers can sit in comfort and have refreshments at our coffee shop. We will choose mechanics who are also skilled in teaching so that they can pass on their knowledge to other youngsters in the area.

As well as receiving smaller individual donations, we are actively looking for companies or groups of people who would work together to fund these projects. Our medical centre is named after the retired director of ASE Consulting (McNeil Medical Centre), and we would like to repeat this success. Once the building are up they will last for many years, without further investment, and be run on a not-for-profit basis by the local NGO (Stand On Your Own).

There are four main ways to help us raise the remaining £7000 required for finishing the new classrooms at the school. You can make a donation by text, donate at our fundraising page or make a direct donation into our charity bank account or even by spreading the word by placing our banner on your social and other media sites

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You can make a donation by text!

Now you can donate by text! Just text ULCP13 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070

Make a cash donation!

Visit our School Classroom fundraising page here and make a donation using all major credit cards or make a donation direct to our account: Uganda Lodge Account 53252094 Sort Code 20-90-56.

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