Twenty-seven students and teachers at Willingdon Community School set off last Thursday on a working holiday to Kabubbu in Uganda.
The Rotary Club of Eastbourne supported this adventure by donating £500 towards the cost of the coach to take them to and from Heathrow.
Having raised £11,500 and their air fares, the students set off with their teachers on the 10 day trip, where they will help with building a house for a teacher.
There is a very high demand for education amongst the children of Kabbubu but schoolchildren need teachers and teachers need accommodation.
Thanks to the generosity of Lynn’s Travel of Eastbourne, who gave a substantially reduced quotation for this trip, the Willingdon Community School party was able to afford to hire the coach to take them to and from Heathrow airport.
In 2000 Quicken Trust (QT) based in Herstmonceux, Hailsham, started working with the community of 2,500 in Kabubbu, a rural village 12 miles north of Kampala, Uganda’s capital.
Twenty per cent of the children were orphans from HIV/AIDs and malaria.
There were no resources except a dirty stream for drinking water.
The Kabubbu Community Primary School, the parish health centre, and the library from where adult education is run have now been built on a site 600 yards from the village centre.
The Trust High School and the foster home are close by.
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