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If you would like more information, please get in touch.

Bursary Scheme

As our cohort of sponsored children progress through the educational system, this will become increasingly important.  We would welcome any donations for this specific purpose.


Donations for specific projects, or projects in general, would be welcomed. Our twice yearly newsletters will give updated information on all ongoing projects.


SEDCU is a charity which relies on support from individuals who share its aims and objectives and who wish to support it in realizing its mission.  

Volunteering in the UK


SEDCU undertakes projects identified by the schools and aimed at enhancing school facilities for disadvantaged children, creating opportunities for them to gain a broader experience of life, improving the quality of their education. The schools submit project proposals to SEDCU and, if they meet SEDCU’s criteria, we fundraise to deliver.  We seek volunteers who would be prepared to fund-raise, for example by organising a coffee morning, a drinks event, a barbecue, a dinner, or collecting sponsorship for a walk, run or similar.  There may be other opportunities to fund-raise at your work.  SEDCU will provide all the support you may need through provision of leaflets, slideshows, display boards or by showing up on the day to speak to potential donors.


Volunteering in Uganda


Mgahinga Community Development Organisation (MCDO) is the leading community organization that is promoting community led development around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) at the same time working towards conservation of the Park. MCDO established Mgahinga Nursery and Primary School which is now supported by SEDCU.


MCDO is looking for volunteers from all walks of life. The most important assets are passion and a commitment to achieving their goals. If you think you have what MCDO are looking for and would like to become involved in an African community, helping them to find a way out of poverty and to achieve sustainable development, please contact MCDO and see what difference you can make.


Volunteers have the opportunity to be involved, for a period varying from 2 weeks to 6 months, in various projects within the following areas:

EDUCATION – includes teaching conservation, English and sports.

HEALTH – doctors and nurses to work in the local health centres.
CONSERVATION – zoologists, biologists, botanists etc.
VETERINARY – working in the field with the wildlife, domestic and farm animals.
FARMING –volunteer on an African farm working alongside the local people.
I.T. AND ADMINISTRATION – especially needed for website development

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS – especially needed to support the finance team
MONITORING AND EVALUATION – especially needed to implement the Monitoring and Evaluation strategy


For further information including practical details and costs go to  and for an application form email to

Donate now


If you would prefer you can send a cheque made out to SEDCU and post it to:

Low Stead, Highford Lane. Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 2DP

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