On 19 June 2015, a group of seven UK Alongside Africa supporters will arrive in Kabale, Uganda from the UK on a three week programme to set up our new street children programme, Amasiko, meaning ‘Bright Hope’ in the local Bakiga language.
The purpose of the three week trip is to develop the infrastructure of the Amasiko programme with Alongside Africa Uganda and our local partners and then officially launch the programme in the local community. We have a location which needs refurbishing plus lots of liaison with our various partners to get the programme started.
The visit will help us to strengthen ties and implement increased engagement with the Alongside Africa Uganda team and enable us to meet with stakeholders of our other projects including: Obumwe Microfinance scheme, Give a Child a Chance programme and Ndeego Crafts.
It goes without saying that we can’t wait to see all the fantastic children you sponsor, share the gifts you have so kindly donated and report back to you how well they are doing!
Meet the ‘supergroup’ going out to Africa. Above, from left to right, back row: Lawrance, Monica, James and Mike. Front row: Charlotte, Ellese, Ruth.
Lawrance is Chairman of the Alongside Africa and Alongside Africa Uganda boards and has been to Kabale many times before with non – executive director Monica who have been instrumental in setting up our other Alongside Africa programmes. James is an A level student volunteer, interested in going into medicine. Mike is Trustee/Treasurer of Alongside Africa. Charlotte, another Alongside Africa volunteer, is a University student and part-time nursery teacher who is keen to spend time at Amazing Love School in the nursery section. Her friend Ellese, also volunteering for Alongside Africa also wants to become a primary school teacher. The trip will give them the experience and knowledge of a different educational culture as well as the reward of giving disadvantaged children an education. They are joined by Ruth Brind, a retired school teacher with former experience of Africa.
See their profiles, recounts of the trip, what work they are involved in and what they have learnt over the next few weeks on here and Facebook /Twitter (#Amasiko15).
You can support Amasiko by setting up a standing order in favour of Alongside Africa, CAF Bank, Sort code: 40-52-40, Account number: 00020523, or visit Alongside Africa Amasiko Street Children project. Any amount will make a big difference.
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