Colobus monkey says “Only 3 days until the Big Give Christmas Challenge goes live!” at 12 noon on Tuesday 28th November, One donation – twice the impact.
This year our project at African Refugee Education Project is “Eco Stoves and Solar Cookers for Palabek and Kiryandongo Refugee Camps in Uganda”.
This monkey was at Entebbe Botanical Gardens on Monday this week, just before I caught the plane back to UK after my latest audit visit.
Please be sure to check back any time from Tuesday 12 noon 28th Nov and for the following 7 days. More pictures to come!
Just preparing for a trip to Uganda, which will involve working with Joe and Nigel (pictured) on our Solar Cooker project for Palabek Refugee Camp. A chance to double your donation on #GivingTuesday Nov 28th when the Big Give Christmas Challenge goes live. Please Save the Date!
Adjumani to Palabek
An excellent piece on the BBC today on the resilience, initiative, and leadership shown by many refugees, especially women. The refugee camp mentioned, Adjumani, is an established one, it is 75 miles from the brand new camps at Palabek. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-39998759
Children at Palabek Ogili Camp
Quick update following the Comedy Night on Saturday 10th June 2017.
After paying the comedian we’ve raised £536.40 for the 56 refugees at Palabek camp.
Massive thanks to Phil Beswick for doing a really great warm up, to Mark Palmer for such a brilliant main show and to everyone who supported on the night or sent donations. If anyone would still like to give, please use our donate page at http://arep4change.org/donate
We aim to send the money to Uganda in a few days time.
AREP locations and the Famine situation
The above graphic was published recently by Aljazeera. I have just added Pajok (the home town of our South Sudanese students) and Bweyale (where we rent a house as a holiday base). As you can see, the main impact of the famine and emergency on AREP is indirect, due to the flow of new refugees caused by the war in South Sudan.
Juba to Pajok is 188 km
Pajok to Bweyale is 285 km
Bweyale to Kampala is 221 km
These two youngsters were snapped at their school. Disney gets everywhere!
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
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