Category Archives: Uganda

A Walk up Ben Nevis for Komakech and others

Gill and Nigel (and Ollie the dog!) are walking up Ben Nevis this September for South Sudanese Refugees sponsored by AREP who are studying in Uganda.  Komakech Joseph is now in Year 13 at Seeta High School.  He is due to take his A Level Exams in Chemistry, Biology and Maths this November.  His dream is to become a doctor.  He is the only one in his family to go to school.  The others in his family are in Palabek Refugee Camp, having fled there last year from their home town of Pajok.  Scovia and Lovemore, two other sponsored A Level students are in Year 12.  The money we raise will be used for school fees for students we sponsor who don’t yet have full funding for this September term.

Please sponsor us.  Use this link: https://www.give.net/bennevis2018

Thank-you so much!

Refugee Week 2018 – Post 1

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.

Empowerment – making clothes at Kiryandongo

Empowerment: Esther now makes and sells childrens’ clothes using skills she gained through AREP sponsorship.

Increasingly within AREP, we are looking for effective ways for people to become self-supporting.  Starting a small business making and selling clothes is one great way.  Please get in touch if you would like to know more about Esther’s business.  She is looking for investors!