A group of youngsters from Willingdon Community School are fundraising for an aid trip to Kabubbu with local charity the Quicken Trust.
The Year 11 pupils have held a number of successful fundraising events including a car boot sale, which brought in £200 and a cake sale raising an impressive £850.
The youngsters are raising money to fund the trip to Kabubbu and help people in poverty.
The young people are passionate about helping others and told the Herald, “We believe that the local charity we are working with (The Quicken Trust), has an incredible attitude towards helping those in the village.
“They have been working closely with the Community in Kabubbu since 1999, and have forged strong relationships with the villagers.
“This enables them to work together to determine what it is they actually need. The help is then specific to the problem- helping them to aspire and achieve their own aims.”
The Quicken Trust built a primary school in 2002, that now teaches more than 400 children. Their work has been hugely beneficial to the village community because in Uganda, only 14 per cent of students complete their education. In Kabubbu the figure is 89 per cent.
Any money donated to the cause could sponsor a child to go through their education.
Cash could also go towards paying the staff in the Kabubbu Parish Health Centre. The centre transforms the lives of those suffering from AIDS and Malaria. It treats around 18,000 people a year.
To find out more about the Quicken Trust and the work it does visit www.facebook.com/QuickenTrust.
To find out about the trip and to sponsor the pupils search Kabubbu wcs on Facebook.
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