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SEDCU trustee competing in 70.3 mile triathlon!!

June 2019

Trustee Kate Coulson is participating in a 70.3 mile triathlon on 4th August 2019 to raise funds for SEDCU's Bursary Fund   If you would like to support her and SEDCU please click on the link below.

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/katecoulson70-3

SEDCU Annual Report 2018

June 2019

SEDCU reports on another successful year.  2018 was a year of consolidation and continued growth as the charity has broadened its supporter base, become more established and maintained its level of activity in Uganda. Thanks to the generosity of supporters donations increased by 13% compared to 2017.  Full information is in the Annual Report on this website.

Work starts on new dining room and kitchen at MCJS

March 2019

Following an initial donation by SEDCU, Mgahinga Community Junior School started digging foundations for the new Dining Room and Kitchen in December 2018. A second donation in March 2019 should be sufficient to complete the construction of the walls for the whole building.

Current look from the side of the Kitchen (south wing)

Thanks go to all our donors who made this possible including the team who did the Leap for Lunch, Welshpool and District Rotary Club and School Places.

Children striving onwards and upwards

February 2019

When the 2019 academic year starts in February, SEDCU will be sponsoring pupils in 7 different schools or colleges. 4 children are in Nursery, 18 are in Primary Schools, 6 in Secondary Schools, 1 in Vocational College and 1 in University. We should all take pride in their achievements!

Scouts win again!

September 2018

In the summer of 2018 KDS Scouts once again triumphed at the Ugandan National Jamboree, following on from their successes in previous years. This sends a message that “disability is not inability.!

MCJS New Classroom Block Completed

February 2018

Mgahinga Nursery and Primary School was in desperate need of improved classroom accommodation.  A new piece of land has been purchased and on April 5th 2016 the building work got underway with members of the community transporting rocks to create the foundations. SEDCU undertook to raise the majority of the funds for the roof, which was fully installed by October 2017.  The rest of the building work was duly completed by February 2018 in time for the start of the new school year.

Funds raised for new large water tank

December 2017

There is no water supply at Mgahinga Community Nursery and Primary School, which is in a remote area of south western Uganda on the borders of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

The staff and children have to rely on rainwater collected by guttering from the rooves of the school buildings. As the school grows they are in desperate need of a new larger water tank to provide safe water for drinking, cooking and sanitation. This will mean that more children can gain the life changing opportunity of an education.

 

Kate and Lee ran the London Marathon in April 2017 and raised an amazing sum of money.  Combined with a major donation by Welshpool and District Rotary Club this has enabled MCDO to press ahead with construction of a 20,000 litre tank'. 

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