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£370raised of £500 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £370 to Support projects at Umatare Deaf School in Nyagatare, Rwanda where I will be volunteering in the new year.

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    Cambridge, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 7th December 2016

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    I am leaving my safe little world to travel to Rwanda in January to work with teachers and students at Umutara Deaf School. Why? Last year I heard my friend Isobel give a presentation about her time working for VSO in Rwanda. I was so affected by this that I have decided to do something myself to make a difference.
    All schools for Deaf children in Rwanda are privately run, funded by school fees from those families that can afford them and donations - there is no government funding.
    Umutara Deaf School is residential and currently has 100 students ranging in age from 7-22 years. These children are from poor rural families in this remote area. They are taught sign language and skills for a trade that will support them when they leave.
    The projects I would like to support are mosquito nets for the bunk beds, educational materials including items for the school library, chickens for the school henhouse and goats to be donated to the poorest families of the students to help them become self sufficient and contribute towards school fees. A mosquito net costs £3, a chicken £6 (a Sunday roast to you?) and a goat £50.
    I will be volunteering at the school in the new year, to make a difference educationally, to raise awareness and, with your help, financially. I will be funding my own expenses so every penny raised by this page will benefit the school and its students.
    For more information see the school website at http://umutaradeafschool.weebly.com/support-us.html
    or Isobel's blog at https://iblakeley.wordpress.com

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    • Mary Hall(Edmonds)9 months ago
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      Mary Hall(Edmonds)

      9 months ago

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    • Mary Hall(Edmonds)10 months ago
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      Mary Hall(Edmonds)

      10 months ago

      Further fundraising opportunity - birthday afternoon tea in January, details to follow, for those who would like to donate and eat cake!

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    Supporters

    14

    • Keeley Brooks

      Keeley Brooks

      Dec 6, 2016

      Xx

      £10.00

    • Francesca Proctor

      Francesca Proctor

      Dec 6, 2016

      £20.00

    • Penny Edmonds

      Penny Edmonds

      Dec 6, 2016

      Good Luck Mary - you are a star! xx

      £50.00

    • Michael Edmonds

      Michael Edmonds

      Dec 5, 2016

      All the best for your time in Rwanda

      £100.00

    • Benjamin Hall

      Benjamin Hall

      Dec 5, 2016

      Good luck

      £20.00

    • Susan Hope

      Susan Hope

      Dec 5, 2016

      Good luck Mary have a good trip and merry Christmas 🎅🎄

      £20.00

    • Carlos Vicencio Patino

      Carlos Vicencio Patino

      Nov 25, 2016

      Awesome stuff Mary! Wish I was as brave as you. Rwanda is such a deserving country. X

      £20.00

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    Mary Hall(Edmonds)

    Mary Hall(Edmonds)

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

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