LINKS BETWEEN SCHOOLS IN WALES AND UGANDA HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE SINCE EASTER 2008
Trustee Barbara Maycock obtained funding from the British Council for teacher exchange visits between Busoga and Llanfyllin High Schools; Reverend Nayenga and Llansanffraid Primary Schools; and Kamuli Boys’ and Llanfechain Primary Schools.
As well as 4 teacher exchange visits both ways, there have been 3 self-funded trips to Uganda by Llanfyllin students and in the final year of funding (2012), 10 Busoga students came to Llanfyllin. Fruitful relationships between the schools and lasting friendships have been formed and the visits have enhanced everyone’s understanding and appreciation of each other’s educational system, culture and way of life.
School links were extended to a different area of Uganda in 2009, when trustee Cordelia Weedon visited Kumi in the north east, and ran photography projects in three schools, setting up informal links with schools in Newtown.
We have developed a strong link with Tilling Primary School in Ngora District following the visit by student members Maddy and Alasdair in 2013. Tilling Primary School in Ngora has over 800 pupils, some of whom walk over 5 km to school. Their only water supply is from a weak borehole that cannot meet the demand for safe drinking water. Maddy and Alasdair started raising funds for the project and Dolen Ffermio has adopted it and raised sufficient money to finance the digging of a large underground storage tank that will be filled with rainwater harvested from the roofs of the school. So far the tank has been completed but more funds are needed to provide the guttering, header tank and pipes to pipe the water around the school. Funds are still needed to finish the project and can be donated by clicking here
TILLING PRIMARY SCHOOL WATER TANK - UPDATE 01-05-2016
The tank was completed and handed over to the school administrators at the end of April by Moses Ekoi. Thanks go to all who contributed to this milestone for the community but especially to Moses.