St Martin's East Woodhay CE (Aided) Primary School

Bukuya Toilet Fund

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St Martin's Primary School has a link to Bukuya School in Uganda. We are part of a group of ten church schools locally who, through the Whitchurch Deanery, are all linked with a different church school in the Mityana District in Uganda (West of Kampala). The links were established in 2006 and have developed over the last ten years. St Martin’s has been involved in many fund raising activities and has been able to provide substantial support to Bukuya School. There have been opportunities in the past for staff from our school to visit Bukuya School and occasionally the school has welcomed visitors from Uganda to the UK. 

This link is not just about what we can do for our friends in Uganda. Our children really benefit from this global connection, learning about a very different culture, food, farming, social links and the value of giving and receiving – of being a good ‘global neighbour’. We hold a Uganda Day each year, to keep this awareness high.

We are very keen to continue and build on this link with Bukuya School. Recently a school family visited Bukuya. Photographs sadly show many buildings are old and in need of repair with many vital resources unavailable. We showed these photos to the children recently in worship, and it was clear that as a school, we ALL want to help.

Dodie, the Minister who works with us for the Mityana schools, suggested that what Bukuya need most is a new 4-hole latrine. This is a set of four squat toilets which come with a shelter for privacy. The ones currently in-situ are barely standing any more. We have pledged to do all we can to raise the money to fund a new 4-hole latrine, at a cost of £1,500, by the end of this school year.

So, our whole school community is determined we WILL do it! We began with World Toilet Day, whose strap line is ‘leaving no one behind’. Their intention is ‘to ensure everyone has access to sustainable sanitation services by 2030’. This is a huge challenge and one which is so enormously important. 

Through World Toilet Day and other fundraising activities, we have already raised a whopping £333.13!

Please donate to this worthy cause and help us raise the remaining funds, so that we can help our friends in Uganda.

Thank you.

The Children of St Martin's School

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