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For those who don't know, during 2019 our local vicar at St Andrew's Church Adam Friend, took some time out and visited a small school in Uganda.

Bufunda Primary school has a sleeping block for those children who have to board at school because they have been orphaned or because they have a long and dangerous journey to get to school. Some children, as young as 5, will walk for over an hour to get to school.

This year, Adam is returning to Uganda with a team of people with the aim of building a house for the teaching staff to live in. This is the most pressing project for the school now — teachers do not get paid a lot, but are very enthusiastic about their work...and it shows in the faces of the children.

Providing accommodation for the teachers would enable the school to retain staff and provide more consistent teaching for the children — teachers, like the children, have to walk a long way to get to school.

To build the accommodation house for up to 6 staff will cost around £4,500 — this includes all materials, foundations, labour and furnishings. The plans have been produced and planning permission has been given — all that is needed is our generosity! As an example — it costs just £20 for the materials for a window.....please help us!

Last summer the teachers at Tarvin School all walked to work in order to raise funds for the project — this involved Mr Davies, the headteacher, walking over 12 miles!

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Adam Friend at

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