Weʼre raising £5,000 to SadikBanu Welfare Trust
- Hoima, Western Region, Uganda
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SadikBanu Welfare Trust is a small independent organisation run by a dedicated team of volunteers in the UK. The charity was set up by Samsudin Abdulhusein, a former pupil of the Hoima School. Samsudin was very young when his family was expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin’s regime in 1972. He and his family settled in Sheffield and was fortunate to have received a very good education.
For the first time in 2008, he had a chance to revisit his childhood school in Hoima and was overwhelmed by the poor state of the school. The condition moved him so much that he decided to get involved in supporting the school for the continued education of the children. It took a while to set up a structure to provide ongoing support. This was mainly for the reason that we wanted to make sure that a right team was in place so that when the funds are collected and sent to the school, it will be put to good use and there will be proper accountability.
Currently we are running non-registered charity, though our medium term aim is to register the charity in the UK with a parallel Charitable Trust in Uganda to support pupils and families directly.
Hoima School is a 78-year- old-school in Hoima town, which is located in a rural district in Western Uganda (East Africa) with a current population of 39,000 people. Hoima School is the largest universal school in the district, supporting children from the age of 5 years to 12. Currently it has about 1400 pupils from every culture and are being taught by 25 dedicated teachers. The school was constructed by South Asians in 1930, when it was named Hoima Asian School. In the 1960s, thename changed to Hoima Public School to accommodate the local children. It was taken over by the Government following the expulsion of Asians by the then president Idi Amin in 1972.
How the School is Managed
The school is supported through donations and survives on minimal resources which date back to the 1940's. Educational resources are very poor, school buildings dilapidated and financial support non existent.
Current Condition of the School
The secretary of the District Land Board, Edward Asiimwe, wrote a letter to the Resident District Commisioner (RDC), the district chairman, the CAO and the district education officer.. The letter points out that “The school is a danger to the pupils and the public; further adding that part of the school is on an extremely busy highway, a route that connects Kampala and Buseruka on Lake Albert.
The SadikBanu Welfare Trust was set up to help every young person who attends Hoima public school to fulfil their potential and aspiration in life through education, good health and social welfare. The pupils will receive an education with effective resources to enable them to have the skills to enter adulthood and support themselves, their families and their community.
Through the SadikBanu Welfare Trust we hope to achieve:
a secure and suitable building for the school
basic facilities such as electricity, water, toilets and furniture
suitable educational resources
raise the standard of education through training and support for the teachers
the provision of at least one nutritional meal during the school day
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Jan 8, 2018
Asgarali Kapasi my Father in law donates
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Jan 8, 2018
Hope this helps in your cause
Jan 7, 2018
Great initiate May the work be blessed
Dec 28, 2017
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Dec 26, 2017
Very pleased that you are working hard to fundraise for a brillaint cause!!
Dec 21, 2017
Such a great cause.
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