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Weʼre raising £3,000 to help fund a new building project in Kitega Community Centre

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Kitega community centre started with a dream to help children who were invisible. It was set up to provide education, but also to show the value and worth, of children with disabilities. A few people within the community wanted to bring these children out of being hidden away by their parents, into the daylight of a new school environment where both they and the rest of the community around them would realise that they were children who mattered, had their own personalities, and who had a valuable role to play in society. Today Kitega community centre has grown into so much more; a centre that provides education for adults and children alike, teaches English and vocational skills, and provides a hub for community resource banking and business start-ups. We are taking a year out of our life here in Scotland to go and volunteer with the centre, working alongside the staff there to help address poverty and inequality within the local community. The centre has big plans in its sights, with the aim of building a new centre for vocational training. This is where some of the children with disabilities, who are now young adults, can learn skills such as tailoring and baking in order to help provide for themselves and their families. The longer-term plan is also to open a retail unit in the nearby town where small businesses supported by the community banking scheme can sell their wares and become self-sufficient. We are trying to raise funds before we go in order to help bring these plans closer to fruition while we are out there. We hope that by living with the community in Kitega for a year we can bring learning and resources from Scotland to Kitega, and in turn new experience back from Kitega to Scotland again. Any support with this project will be gratefully received and will go directly towards helping vulnerable chilidren and adults develop skills and resources to become valued members of their society. Thank-you! Sarah-Jane, Peter, Samuel, Nathanael and Mara

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  • Zoe Macleod

    Zoe Macleod

    Jun 27, 2018

    This is an amazing adventure you and your family are going on. I think it’s couragous, exciting and inspiring. Good luck as you seek to make a difference and make unforgettable memories.Zoe macleod x

    £30.00

  • Jodie Kerr

    Jodie Kerr

    Jun 27, 2018

    All the luck in the world SJ and family! What an adventure xxx

    £30.00

  • Anna McSherry

    Anna McSherry

    Jun 26, 2018

    I'm envious and impressed that you're family is doing this. I'll be keen to see the fruits of your labours!

    £20.00

  • Guy Cochrane

    Guy Cochrane

    Jun 26, 2018

    Good luck. Hope you have a great time.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 26, 2018

    Safe trip Ramsay’s. Have an amazing year. Love from the Craig’s.xx

    £10.00

  • Julie Robertson

    Julie Robertson

    Jun 26, 2018

    Love that you are doing this as a family. Hope you have a brilliant year out. X

    £20.00

  • Marshall and Anne Burt

    Marshall and Anne Burt

    Jun 25, 2018

    Praying God will guide, protect and bless you all in your year in Uganda.

    £100.00

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