New dining room and kitchen at MCJS
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 proved to be sufficient to complete the construction of the walls for the whole building. A Swedish charity has funded the roof which was completed in November.
Work is now underway on finishing the internal building work and fitting out. 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.
Successful Visit by SEDCU Trustees
Four of SEDCU’s trustees spent a very rewarding time in Uganda in October, travelling (as always) at their own expense. They visited every school and college which is attended by SEDCU sponsored children. They were delighted to meet all 30 children and to receive first-hand reports on their progress from their teachers. They also visited some homes and met other parents at school. The trustees were also very impressed by the achievements of the current and completed projects. Wherever they went, they were struck by the positive attitude of the children and the dedication and commitment of staff and others supporting SEDCU’s endeavors.
Scouts win again!
In the summer of 2019 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.!
Paralympic Sporting Successes
In August 2019, a team from Kisoro Demonstration School funded by SEDCU competed in the Paralympic Gala Sports event in Mpigi District. They came first amongst primary schools competing in classes for the visually impaired and deaf children. Another fantastic achievement!
In September 2019 a team from Hornby High School Kabale, including a blind girl sponsored through SEDCU, were funded by SEDCU to compete in Paralympic trials also held in Mpigi. These trials were part of a process to select children to eventually compete in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The Hornby team came 3rd overall, and 10 of the children have been selected for the next stage of trials which will be held in Morocco – and will be Government funded.
SEDCU trustee competing in 70.3 mile triathlon!!
Trustee Kate Coulson participated in a 70.3 mile triathlon on 4th August 2019 to raise funds for SEDCU's Bursary Fund. She exceeded her target of raising £1000 for the Fund. If you would like to support her and SEDCU it is not too late, please click on the link below.