Many thanks for your generous harvest fundraising which has enabled the school to continue to sponsor two pupils at Mother Janet Primary School, Uganda.
As you may already know, the Orphanage School was founded in 1991 by Rev John & Mrs Margaret Byanyimba. Since then the School has grown in size and now has over 480 pupils. Sponsorship of pupils plays a vital role in supporting these very vulnerable children through the education system – ultimately providing them with a much better chance in life.
Unlike the UK, children are only able to attend school in Uganda when their parents/families are able to pay the necessary school fees. Without vital sponsorship, children are often forced to leave the education system altogether – often resulting in early marriage and a life with little hope. Here are some details of the children whose lives have been drastically improved by your generous sponsorship.
Catherine Nassozi is now 11 years of age. Catherine’s father was very badly injured in a motorbike accident resulting in him losing the lower part of his leg. Since his release from hospital where he was provided with an artificial limb he has been helping in the school as a volunteer.
BHVC Primary School has been sponsoring Catherine since she was 5 years of age. This has meant that she has been able to attend school regularly and have all the materials she needs to be able to study. She also has her uniform provided and her exam fees paid. All this from the support given by the young people of Blaenavon and their families.
Alex Kyalugaba is also supported by BHVC pupils and families. His sponsorship started when he was 8 years old. You can see from the picture that although he was struggling financially, he was a very happy, smiling pupil. The support has enabled Alex to make very good progress in school and he now looks quite different as a maturing 14-year-old.
Your continued sponsorship has not only helped to provide his educational equipment and uniform, but, as you can see from the picture, his smile is still strong and he is very grateful for all the help and support you are providing so that he can complete his studies.