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Weʼre raising £3,000 to help support my expedition with Project Africa in 2019, where I will join other Scouts to contribute to a community programme in Uganda.

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My name is Joshua Hughes, a 13-year-old Scout from Reading. I will be joining the Berkshire Scouts initiative “Project Africa“ in the summer of 2019. Along with other Scouts from the county, including 12 from 1st Purley & Pangbourne, I will be travelling to Uganda for three weeks to contribute to an ongoing community development programme. I am currently raising funds to contribute to the costs for this trip.

The aim of this trip is to help make a difference to the local community in Uganda, continuing the successful work of past expeditions. I have been inspired by previous participants in Project Africa, who have passed on their experiences. I look forward to following in their footsteps and continuing their hard work. Thank you for considering my fundraising efforts.

[Above: Pictures from previous Project Africa work in Uganda.]

The first visit to Uganda (2011) was to complete project work at the Bukeka Children’s Centre (Mityana) and the Kavule School for the Deaf
 (Mbale). New buildings (3 classrooms, kitchen/diner, and wash room) and general refurbishment took place at the schools.

The more recent visit to Uganda (2015) was for project work at two rural schools north of Jinja (Butagaya and Iwololo primary schools). The project work was undertaken through a partnership with Soft Power Education (SPE), a British charity working in central Uganda. Again, building work (3 new classrooms, 2 teacher houses, and refurbishment) was undertaken and completed at the school.

Project Africa continues to support its four project schools and this has included funding teacher wages, sponsoring deaf children, and funding additional work such as water harvesting schemes, providing electricity, and upgrading the project buildings.

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  • Joshua  Hughes2 months ago
    Joshua  Hughes

    Joshua Hughes

    2 months ago

    We've had a busy fundraising weekend, which started with a group quiz on Friday with nearly 100 people attending. On Saturday we kicked off a big fundraising challenge at Go Outdoors in Reading. We are aiming to complete the distance from Reading to Uganda, 6,400 miles, using different means. We started the challenge with a rowing machine and a bike. We pushed hard to complete 100 miles on the bike and 50,000 metres on the rowing machine. On Sunday, six of us helped wash up glasses and cut fruit for drinks at the Burghfield Box Kart event!

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    Joshua Hughes

    2 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who has donated. I appreciate all of your help and support. Joshua.

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  • Bernadette Canning

    Bernadette Canning

    Jun 13, 2018

    What an amazing thing to volunteer for - well done Joshua!

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 13, 2018

    £30.00

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    Jun 12, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 12, 2018

    Good luck Joshua - it'll be an amazing experience

    £5.00

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    Jun 12, 2018

    £30.00

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Joshua Hughes

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Hi, I’m Joshua, a 13-year-old Scout from 1st Purley & Pangbourne. Thanks for looking at my Just Giving page, where I hope to raise funds for a life-changing expedition to Uganda in 2019. 🇺🇬

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