The greatest of many joys was setting up a partnership between St John’s Primary, Clifton, Bristol and  Kyabirwa (chi beer wa) Primary School, Jinja, Uganda.

So far we have provided educational resources; Read Write Inc. were marvellous is donating phonics books (ESSENTIAL for sounding out); we took over 356 donated soft toys for P1 and P2 children; parents, pupils, teachers and friends at St John’s paid for porridge on a daily basis by paying £20 and placing their fingerprint on the calendar date. Recently several members of staff and a Governor and Mrs Hills’ Bring and Buy-Bye leaving party, paid for an eco kitchen to be built, thereby saving  the school cook, Madam Margaret’s time and saving trees in the surrounding forest.  We are grateful to Haileybury Youth Trust made the bricks on site and built the kitchen. It works splendidly.

The girls in Emmanuel House all go to local schools and colleges.  The guys, Paul, Vicent and Ben all have tales to tell too.

Also, Westbury Park Primary, Bristol are linking with Lumuli Primary, Itanda, Uganda