A Perfect Travel Blog to Follow

If anyone is looking for an inspiring and truthful travel blog to follow, here is the perfect one to read! Written by our friend and fellow volunteer, she provides you with a truthful account on a young lady travelling and volunteering abroad:
https://days-of-adventure.co.uk/2016/12/30/the-first-time-i-travelled-solo/comment-page-1/#comment-638

You Did It!

Our friend  and colleague Ann Rich is currently in Uganda and has successfully fundraised £500 through Gofundme in order to foster 4-month old Faith Grace who is an orphan.We are beyond delighted to receive these news as this means that baby Faith will now be in safe hands and won’t fall into poverty and abuse.

Thank you to every single one who donated!

 

Fostering Children in Uganda

Our friend and colleague Ann Rich is currently in Uganda, doing a great deal of useful work. Last week she was granted permission to foster an orphan girl called Faith Grace. However, in order to complete all the necessary paperwork for being granted Faith into her care, Ann needs to raise £500.

Please take a moment to read Faith’s story below and donate any amount that you can through the Gofundme-page. Any small amount makes all the difference in order to save this young girl from poverty and life of hardship, even abuse.

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This is Faith Grace and she is 4 months old and was left in a box she was abandoned by her Mother who is too poor to look after her and her father is nowhere to be seen.

She is so beautiful but has absolutely nothing. I was able to give her this beautiful little dress donated by Shirley. Thank you so much we are truly grateful I am hoping to foster Faith and bring her back to Mother Anns Baby Home in Kampala Uganda ,

The Courts in Kampala Uganda have granted it but for the paperwork to be sealed and for us to bring Faith Grace back to the Mother Anns Baby Home we need to raise 500 pounds I know its a lot to ask but if 500 people donated one pound this could be possible and this beautiful little girl will be saved from poverty and will have a fantastic life …..
Who knows what will happen to her if I can not foster her i dread to think 😦

My heart is aching right now and the tears are flowing if you could see how beautiful she is im sure you would feel the same as me and donate even just a little …
love and Blessings
Mother Ann Rich
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People can always donate via PayPal to
Motherann@mail.com

Xxx

http://www.gofundme.com/helpfosterfaithgracerich

 

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Poverty is Real

Corruption and dishonest politics in many African countries are causing the poor to become even poorer. Our friend and colleague Ann Rich from the Mother Ann Foundation has been in Uganda for some weeks and she has given us daily reports on how things are over there. Unfortunately, the political situation hasn’t been good over there and it’s affecting people’s lives negatively. Below you can see the headlines of newspapers in the country.

If this doesn’t put things into perspective, then what does?

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Photos Updates from Uganda

Our friend and colleague Ann Rich has been in Uganda for a few days and already has done many wonderful things for the local kids. For now, she is in Kampala where she is checking on the progress of her nursery school, as well as our music school and educational consultancy. Thanks to some amazing donors, the kids received some new story books, which they enjoyed listening to.

Photo Updates from Uganda by Ann Rich

Our longstanding and dear friend and colleague Ann Rich from the Mother Ann Foundation has just arrived in Uganda. She is planning on spending 10 weeks over there, visiting projects and taking photos of the development of the each project. She is involved in many projects in the country, including her own Mother Ann Nursery School. Ann will take photos of the music school and consultancy and we’ll be showing you updates soon.

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New Women’s Development Project

Our Educational Consultancy and Music School  with the Mother Ann Foundation and Nursery School in Kampala, Uganda, has partnered with a new project that aims to empower and educate women in the local community. The Mulago Development Group aims to empower and educate women through offering them educational initiatives and providing them with chances to earn an income from their handicraft. An additional aim of the group is to educate women on their choice of family planning and when to start a family, as well as how many children to have.

Currently, our premises in Kampala are being used by this group in order for the women to have a space where they can make note books for schools. The new school year in Uganda starts on the 6th of February – hence the ladies are hoping to sell the note books for pupils and teachers in order for the to have new books for the school year.

Anyone interested in learning more about this initiative or in purchasing any note books made by these women, please get in touch with us at: tiija.rinta@gmail.com..

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays

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It is the end of the school year in Uganda, and so all of our wonderful students have graduated and are off on a long Christmas holidays break. They will return in January when the new school year starts. We hope that they all have a wonderful and refreshing break, and thank them for studying with us this school year!

 

Holiday Study Packs for Christmas Holidays in Uganda

Holiday study packs are now ready at our offices in Kampala, Uganda. Over the next week, they will distributed to schools and pupils in time for the month long break that will start on the 9th of December. This is the longest break in the school year, with pupils currently sitting their end of year exams and getting ready starting in the next year group in January.

For many, in particular those in more rural areas, the break is long and they can feel lost without having much to do over the holidays. Some are drafted into doing farm work or helping around the house a lot. Many complain about not having enough school materials to keep them focussed and busy. As we know, being idle can lead to mischief and trouble.

We are hoping that these study packs can help fill the void and keep kids busy over the holidays.

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal for the Mother Ann Foundation in Uganda

Mother Ann Foundation has been working in Uganda for many years. They have helped hundreds of orphans, underprivileged kids and barely-coping parents by providing the kids with basics such as  food and clothes but also by educating them. Currently the Foundation runs a nursery school in Kampala, the capital city. The nursery school serves orphaned and poor kids who would otherwise not be able to attend school.

The Foundation is appealing to locals in the UK to make a shoebox for Christmas that can be sent to the kids in Uganda. Many of them do not have the resources to celebrate Christmas and so such a shoebox can really make all the difference, in particular if it is filled with useful items such as toothpaste and clothes.

For more information on how to make such a box and then how to get it to the Foundation, please see the link below. Any donations are greatly appreciated and in turn you will receive a gift and photos from the children in Uganda.

http://motherann.org.uk/motherannfoundationchristmas-shoebox-appeal-2016/