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ACE has made great progress with classroom building during the past few years. Because the need for buildings is so great, it is often necessary to start on the next project before the previous one is properly furnished.

The picture on the right shows the lack of desks in a new classroom we have built at Bukazi school.

So, we are appealing to you to donate desks for our classrooms. A double desk (which actually seats 3 or 4 pupils) like these, made by our local carpenter, costs just £25 on average. (The price varies a little for different schools because some are remoter than others, so transport costs are higher.)

How about giving someone a desk in one of our schools as a present?

 
Bukazi classroom

Please help us to fill this classroom with desks

 

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You can click on the DONATE NOW button and make your gift.

Then send an e-mail by clicking here to tell us who you are and whose name you would like on the plaque.

Since we began this appeal in 2007 we have received the following donations of desks -

Donor
Name on Plaque
Number of desks
Receiving School
       
Madron School
Madron School
8
Penzance Lions Club
Penzance Lions Club
19
Graham & Kerry Bell
Graham & Kerry Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Hannah Westren
Hannah Westren
1
Bryan and Enola Cole
Hope Biddlecombe
1
Wessex Magical Association
Wessex Magical Association
1
Society of Dorchester Scorcerers
Society of Dorchester Scorcerers
1
Philip Budden
Philip Budden
1
Melissa Hardie-Budden
Melissa Hardie-Budden
1
Lynne Mayers
Lynne Mayers
1
Roger Drew
Bette Drew
1
Bette Drew
Roger Drew
1
Brenda Camm
Brenda Camm
1
Briony Bates
Matthew King
1
Jeremy & Jill Bishop
Jeremy & Jill Bishop
1
Mounts Bay School
Mounts Bay School
7
L. Whitefoot
Georgia Whitefoot
2
Mrs E J Mitchell
Bernard Hubert Jervis
5
Pendeen School
Pendeen School
9
Phil and Melissa Budden
Sylvia Joerke
1
Helen Gibson
Helen Gibson
1
Anonymous donor
Ruby Elizabeth Floyd
1
Anonymous donor
Winifred Elizabeth Jervis
1
Anonymous donor
Ida Hazel Barker
1
Nick & Rachel Coulter
Nick Coulter
1
Nick & Rachel Coulter
Rachel Coulter
1
Christine O'Loughlin
Howard Budden
1
Amanda & Chloe Tucker
Amanda & Chloe Tucker
1
Mounts Bay Rotary Club
Mounts Bay Rotary Club
20
Matthew Drew
Matthew Drew
1
The Calleva Foundation
The Calleva Foundation
20
Mr and Mrs N. G. Nicholls
Mr and Mrs N. G. Nicholls
1
Mrs Betty Bell
Jonny Bell
2
The Bower Trust
The Bower Trust
43


Bukazi
(8)
Kabami (10)
Mukibugu (10)
Nyakabaya (10)
Rurembwe (5)

Stephanie Pearman
Bert Reeves
1
Stephanie Pearman
Hazel & Tony Goater
1
Aonghus Sutherland
Aonghus Sutherland
1
Andrew & Amanda Tucker
Maggie & Grant Tucker
1
Andrew & Amanda Tucker
Alan Fowles
1
Andrew & Amanda Tucker
Sarah & Treve Laity
1
Andrew & Amanda Tucker
Catherine & Kevin Sherris
1
Andrew & Amanda Tucker
Lisa & Sam Williams
1
Peter Wright
Nick Hopkinson
1
Minami High School, Karatsu, Japan
Minami High School, Karatsu, Japan
12
Joy Kell
Annette Morley
1
Betty Bell
Jonny Bell
1
Toni Pereira
Toni Pereira
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Athena Kara
Athena Kara
1
John & Skye Church
John Church
1
John & Skye Church
Skye Church
1
Lynne Picknett
Joanne Crow
1
Jan Coles
Rob Tom
1
Betty Osborne
Betty Osborne
1
Mary Ann Ellis
Rose Poole
1
Mary Ann Ellis
Harrison Poole
1
Jane Thurnell-Read
John Payne
2
Betty Bell
Jonny Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Toni Pereira
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Jan Coles
Toby Pearce
1
Mrs M Jackson
Marlene Jackson
1
Leathercraft of Cornwall
Leathercraft of Cornwall
1
Alice F. Wickham
Alice F. Wickham
1
Tanya Jewell
Kevin Obbard
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Toni Pereira
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Betty Bell
Jonny Bell
1
Gwenda Owens
Bethan Wynne Jones
2
Gwenda Owens
Jac William Jones
2
Christine O'Loughlin
Hilda Budden
1
Broadway Methodist Church Knitting Group, Stoke-on-Trent
Broadway Methodist Church Knitting Group
1
Nancledra Primary School
Nancledra Primary School
5
Alverton Primary School
Alverton Primary School
9
Bryan & Enola Cole
In memory of Roger Drew
1
Anonymous donor
Karenza
1
Anonymous donor
William
1
Anonymous donor
Benjamin
1
Val Humphreys
ACE Scarborough Support Group
13
Mary Allen
Mary Allen
1
Judith Nicholls
Judith Nicholls
1
Christopher & Linda James
Christopher James
1
Christopher & Linda James
Linda James
1
Daisy & Ella Leiworthy
Daisy & Ella Leiworthy
1
Zenna & Nevah Law
Zenna & Nevah Law
1
Caroline & Dave
Sue, Tony, Laura & Luke
1
Caroline & Dave
Michelle, Micky, Molly & Lily
1
Bar Street Beauty Studio, Scarborough
Bar Street Beauty Studio
1
Joy Kell
Annette Morley
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Toni Pereira
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Anonymous donor
Jenifer
1
Sinead Stack
Tim & Nora Stack
1
Lorraine & Mike Paterson
Mark & Sharon Andrew
1
Lorraine & Mike Paterson
Ken & Cassie Larsen
1
Lorraine & Mike Paterson
Ken & Cassie Larsen
4
Judith Nicholls
Joe & Kathleen Bramwell
1
Joy Kell
Annette Morley
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Toni Pereira
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Lorraine & Mike Paterson
Jim Quinton
1
Judith Nicholls
Paul & Penny Coombes
1
Anonymous donor
Albie
1
Joy Kell
Annette Morley
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Toni Pereira
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Mrs B Bell
Jonny Bell
1
Anonymous donor
not named
1
Lorraine & Mike Paterson
Janice Tasho
1
Mrs M Jackson
Marlene Jackson
2
Lorraine Paterson
Anne-Marie Mearns
1
Joy Kell
Annette Morley
2
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Toni Pereira
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Mrs B. Bell
1
Mr J Paw
Mr M L Paw & Mrs J M Paw
1
Keith Carter
Keith Carter
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Toni Pereira
1
Joy Kell
Annette Morley
2
Rosie & Jon Hyde
Win Bellingham
1
Phil & Melissa Budden
not named
5
Phil & Melissa Budden
Richard & Christine Budden
1
Phil & Melissa Budden
Adrian & Christine O'Loughlin
1
Coulter family
Phil & Melissa Budden
1
Pescetto family
Phil & Melissa Budden
1
Llinās Budden family
Phil & Melissa Budden
1
John James
John & Del James
2
Mr J Paw
The Paw family
1
Crystal Wakefield
Mr and Mrs Wakefield
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Toni Pereira
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Nathan Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tylah Kirkham
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Merlee Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Kynan Bell
1
Graham & Kerry Bell
Tallon Bell
1
Betty Bell
Jonny Bell
1

New desks
 

This picture shows desks, funded by ACE, ready for delivery to one of our schools. They are built for us at a workshop in Kisoro.

70 were delivered to the schools in April 2008.

 


Since we began this appeal for funding for desks we have received enough donations for over 200 desks.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

This classroom at Rurembwe has now received 20 more desks.

 

Rurembwe

Mukibugu classroom  

This is what we want all our classrooms to look like.

This classroom full of desks is at Mukibugu Primary School.

Children can't study properly if they have to sit on the floor.


This is the carpenters' workshop in Kisoro where the desks are made for ACE.

Each desk has a shelf for the pupils to keep their things.

 
Desk workshop
And this is the team who do the work.
 
Desk builders

 

At the end of September 2008, David Epidu sent us this report and these pictures of a desk delivery -

"On 24th September 2008, 20 desks were delivered to St. Joseph (Mwangi) from Entebbe using hired transport by the ACE representative in Uganda, David Epidu." This picture shows the desks being loaded.

"The desks where purchased at a total of Uganda shillings 1,500,000/= (one million and five hundred thousand shillings only) including transport to the school." This is approximately £500. They were funded with the gift from The Calleva Foundation.

 
Loading Desks

"The journey took almost the whole day as it had rained and the roads where very bad. We had to struggle the whole day, but fortunately managed to reach the school without any problem.

"When we reached school we were welcomed by a large group of parents who had collected at school for a parents' meeting.

"They helped to unload the desks and carry them into the new classrooms."

 
Unloading

Following more generous donations during the Christmas period 2008, we delivered another load of 20 desks to St. Joseph (Mwangi) in early 2009.


Plaques for the desks

We tried, for some time, to think of a cheap and easy way to mark desks with the donors' names. We wanted something that would last, but we were reluctant to divert any funds from the charity for this, as it doesn't directly benefit the schoolchildren.

Our trustee, Roger Drew, has now made these simple plaques and he completed the first batch in time for them to be taken to Uganda by Angela and Vic Peake when they visited the schools in February 2008. They have been screwed to the desks.

Roger has subsequently made more and they have been taken to Uganda. Another batch will be sent to Uganda soon.

Here are some examples -


Nathan's plaque
Hope's plaque
Wessex Magical's plaque
Sorcerers' plaque

We hope that you like this way of marking your gift without taking any funds from your donations.

We are also investigating the possibility of marking the desks by using a burning tool.

 

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