12th November 2019 — Each year we choose a different charity to support, often with an education angle, alongside various other fundraising campaigns such as Children in Need and the Poppy Appeal. Our charity for 2019/2020 is Edirisa UK which was founded by local philanthropist, Sheila Windridge, and works out in South West Uganda to deliver life-changing health, education and social projects.
Primarily we will be supporting their education projects and have lots ideas in place from donating toys, games and scholastic materials, to offering guidance for teacher training and child-centred Early Years education as well as straight forward fundraising. All girls were fortunate to receive a special assembly by Mrs Windridge, who told the girls all about the charity’s amazing work out in Uganda where they have built nursery schools, renovated and support primary schools, support special needs education and so much more. The girls were surprised to see the way the children around Lake Bunyonyi travel to school via canoe and to hear that they don’t have electricity or running water.
The girls are now really excited about being able to raise funds for Edirisa UK over the coming year.