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We work directly with the schools and prioritise their needs.
the moment our focus is:
build extra classrooms (£7,500 each)
- To provide desks
and chairs (£25 each)
provide free exercise books and pencils for every infant child (£12
continue working with other organisations to provide water tanks for each community
provide electricity to our schools, as and when possible
increase the ability of the people to collect and store water
An existing classroom | ||
A new classroom
The picture on the
right also shows one of the new concrete water storage tanks. These tanks store
rainwater, and this one was provided by us, in partnership with School-Aid
and Busoga Trust. Others have been
constructed by our sister charity in Holland You 4 Uganda. You can get
more information about them (if your Dutch is up to it) by clicking here.
This is the alternative
water collection system, and it is very hard and time-consuming work -
the rainy seasons there is a plentiful supply of water.
villagers just need to be able to collect and store it.
water storage tanks may not be beautiful but they make a tremendous difference
to the lives of the villagers.
December 2006 ACE sent £500 to provide more guttering to increase the water-gathering
capabilities of each school.
is part of a cargo that was put together and shipped to Uganda. It
was distributed to the schools, supervised by former ACE representative,
Charles Etoru. The cargo was taken from Kampala to Kisoro and then
distributed to seven schools. Each box was colour coded for its intended
school and the process was overseen by the District Education Officer.
cargo, weighing 500kg, consisted of 36 boxes, and the contents include school
bags packed with blackboards, chalks, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, etc.
These have been made and donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
at Perranarworthal, helped by other branches.
became our first representative in Uganda. He looked after the safe transportation
and distribution of the many gifts of school supplies. He is currently working
in the UK.
Peake met Charles about four years ago when he was working as a Community Conservation
Officer for the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. He was visiting villages and village
schools, teaching about conservation and sustainability.
has recently studied for a Masters Degree in Natural Resource Management at Leicester
University, focusing on the bushmeat trade.
picture was taken on a visit to Cornwall.
and David Epidu
and Christine Epidu
is currently employed by ACE to liase with UWA and the District
Education Officer as well as to work with the community wildlife
warden and the head teachers.
all work undertaken by ACE and helps to prioritise which item and
school we focus on next. He
is also involved in the collecting, transportation and distribution
of cargoes once they arrive in Uganda.
He was introduced
to the charity 4 years ago and has worked with both Charles Etoru
and Angela and Vic Peake when they have been in Uganda. Brought
up in Soroti he was a childhood friend of Charles and now lives
with his wife, Christine, daughter, Fortunate, and two nieces.
reports keep us accurately informed as to the needs of the schools.