Weʼre raising £6,000 to help fund our Scout trip to Uganda-to build school facilities and teacher accommodation for rural communities. £2000 already raised offline
- Pangbourne, Reading, UK
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We (Maddy and Josie) are hoping to join the Scout's 2019 Project Africa expedition to Uganda. We need to have raised a total of £6000 by 2019 so that we can take part on this life changing trip. We have so far raised over £2000 in other places than this page - Local sponsorship, mum and dad etc. The expedition is to help build teacher accommodation and improving schools for young Ugandan kids - giving them a good start in life with a better education. The first Project Africa trip was in 2011 and there was another in 2015, the previous scouts went to were: Bukeka Children's Centre, Kavule School for the deaf, Butagaya Primary School and Iwololo Primary School. During the 2011 visit to Uganda, the scouting community built a kitchen and eating area and now the children get a hot meal every day. They also built the first teachers' accommodations so the school could attract good teachers, who now live on site instead having to travel to the school each day. We would like to take part in the Project Africa Program to continue what the previous Scout groups have started - working on maintaining the school classrooms, toilet and shower blocks as well as building new facilities to help the communities. The Ugandan Government wants to make Uganda a middle-income country by 2020 and we want to be a part of helping make a difference. We would like to help others, learn from the community, experience what day-to-day life is like for people there. We would love to appreciate their culture and way of life to enhance ourselves and pass our experiences on to friends, family, and future Scouts. Please make a donation to help change the lives of the children living there, and to help us go on this incredible journey of a life time. Also have a look at our Facebook page for more information and all the things we are doing to try and make this trip happen.
Credit to Dom Scott for the video!
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Nov 24, 2018
Go girls - I’m sure it will be amazing. Live from Tim and Rachael c
Oct 17, 2018
Well done girls, a very worthy cause. Love Jo and Dave Newbold xx
Oct 13, 2018
Good luck girls, thanks for all the gardening help!
Aug 11, 2018
Well done girls. What an incredible experience.
Jul 31, 2018
Congratulations on completing the hike, sorry you keep missing me when you call round for your sponsorship money!
Jul 30, 2018
As promised. Good luck to both of you!
Jul 29, 2018
Well done girls!
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Maddy and Josie Wain
Pangbourne, Reading, UK
Hi! My sister and I are fundraising to do volunteer work in Uganda building and maintaining schools for children and their teachers. We need to raise a total of £6000 to take part. We would both love the opportunity to help, please read our story and, if you can, make a donation.