Uganda Appeal

2BR's Sarah Collins has spent two and a half weeks in Uganda.

She joined Paul Wright from Burnley rotary and 20 pupils from QEGS in Blackburn to help at the Good Samaritan school in Wakiso.

Whilst there, they carried out work on new dormitories that provide a home for more than 100 orphans, handed out 700 kilos of aid, saw where teachers accommodation is being built and met people there living in extreme poverty.

It doesn't end there and whilst Sarah may be back, the work to help and support people in Uganda continues. 

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Thank you for supporting our Uganda Appeal.

Handing out bundles of clothes and shoes to children at Good Samaritan in Wakiso is something that will stay with me for years to come.

 In fact the whole trip will, it was harder than I imagined, I honestly didn't expect it to affect me as much as it did. 

Seeing how happy the kids were is the most humbling experience of my life.

You can see some of those heartwarming moments through our Facebook live series below:

[The first hand out to some of the youngest kids]

[Shoe donations - this was the toughest morning, not every child was lucky]

[Final goodbye from Good Samaritan school]

 

 We hope you've enjoyed our journey.

Thank you again for donations from all at Good Samaritan, 2BR and the QEGS team

Sarah 

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Paul Wright who's one of the organisers told 2BR about the school: 

"It's now about 7 years since we started work in earnest at Good Samaritan School, so children who were there then have started to move into early adulthood. The first of these was Martin, he is an orphan who still lives at the school, but through determination and hard work has just been accepted at Teacher Training College and there are others that are doing well at Secondary School.

In the early days the school struggled to give shelter and a very basic education, but now is performing well in the National Primary Leaving Exams, the equivalent of our old 11 plus, which is vitally important if they are to have any education beyond Primary level".

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Preparing to say goodbye

Preparing to say goodbye

Preparing to say goodbye in more ways than one.

Our time at Good Samaritan is coming to an end - the final bus journey out to Wakiso is a quiet affair.

For me it's the chance to contemplate the last two weeks here.....

It's been hard, it's been emotional and at times frustrating.

Time at the school has made me appreciate what I have, the kids are happy and seeing them play with bubbles and receiving handouts has been humbling.

However trying to comfort a child who didn't get a new pair of shoes she desperately needed was hard.

Visiting the aid village shocked me to the core, as stupid as it sounds I wasn't prepared for that level of poverty. As we prepare to pull up at Good Samaritan for a final time I feel sad to be leaving these kids behind and can only hope they thrive in the future and become the teachers, lawyers and fashion designers they dream of being.

Posted by Sarah, on 19th July 2017, in 2BR's Uganda Appeal.

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