Refugee Week post No. 4. What a difference 12 years makes! One of our sponsored students has now reached half way through Senior 5 or Year 12. A big thank-you to past and present members of Great Sankey High School Science department for your continuing monthly support.
This week is Refugee Week in the UK. So I thought I’d post a few updates. Firstly Gill and Kevin, two of our students who, sadly, are missing out on school in 2018 through lack of funds. We have 260 people who like our Facebook page, and 70 people who donate money regularly to AREP. If we could only mobilise more of our supporters to donate monthly, then young refugees like Gill and Kevin could return to get the education they need.
Some brilliant news in the past few days. Two of our students will be starting their A Levels at Seeta High School Kampala later this month, this after a generous supporter offered to match-fund and underwrite their A-Level costs!
Lovemore and Scovia are preparing now for the start of term.
A particular thank-you to Great Sankey High School Science Department for their partnership in helping to sponsor Lovemore over many years, and to other teachers at Great Sankey and elsewhere who have been helping to sponsor Scovia.
Here’s the link: http://give.net/20138050/regular
Scovia is currently waiting for S4 exam results. She is in her school basketball team and they have enjoyed good success. Here she is pictured with Benjamin our Kampala co-ordinator. We are urgently looking to raise more support so that she can study A levels. Please go to our donation page thankyou.
In Uganda, January of each year sees the tense wait for exam results by those who took their key Senior 4 exams in November, equivalent to GCSEs in the UK.
We have two students undergoing this wait! Lovemore and Scovia, here pictured with the headteacher of Seeta High School: Lydia Lukwago Kagoya
These two youngsters were snapped at their school. Disney gets everywhere!
This Marabou Stork is saying, “AREP’s Big Give Christmas Challenge target has been reached!”
Thank-you on behalf of the children to everyone for your generosity.
You can still donate but your donation won’t be matched.
www.thebiggive.org.uk and search for AREP
PS The Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer) is one of the ugliest birds, but it is a magnificent flyer. Its wingspan can reach 7 feet. This one was catching thermals above Kampala last week.
Our sponsored children and young people, September 2016, going back to school and college.
Could you join us in helping to sponsor one of them? Please click here
10 Years ago this month we first met the South Sudanese children at Kiryandongo. A lot has happened since! If you’d like to receive our August newsletter with all the latest news, please sign up now.