Helen and Jack's Ugandan Mission
We first heard about the work of Mission Direct through our friends, Helen and Bob May, and decided we wanted to become involved. Hearing about their daughter, Jess’s, trip to Rukungiri Uganda, two years ago and the work that was being carried out by volunteers from Mission Direct in the school, inspired us to join the team for the Summer 2014 mission. Disability in Uganda often means life as a second class citizen. Children are often shunned by their families, hidden from view and not given a proper education. Mission Direct wants the local disabled children to have the same education as the other kids. We are really excited and a little apprehensive about going – however we are sure that we can help to make a difference.
Kitazigurukwa School is being designed especially for disabled children to have a proper standard of education. It is next door to the mainstream school, so that both sets of children can learn and play together. Helen will be working alongside local teachers, helping them to develop their teaching methods; they have few resources and little training. The aim is to encourage them to make the most of what they do have, developing child-centred learning materials and enabling them to transform their classrooms into positive learning environments. Jack will be involved in practical work; helping to build a classroom and other facilities that will allow some of the children to board at the school. Please help if you can. We are hoping to raise money to buy teaching and building materials and other equipment for the school.
Voluntary work in Uganda
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LocationKitazigurukwa School Rukungiri,
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