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In 2017 we hope to share with you more news from our friends in Uganda. Over the years we have collected many email addresses but unfortunately these aren't always easy to read and so we are probably missing a lot of you from our list.

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Here are a few of the students at Wheeling Preparatory School in Kansanga, Uganda. They want to say thank you to all their supporters.
This is just one of the six schools that you have helped- thank you!
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SEPTEMBER 2014

On a gorgeous, warm and sunny day Richard completed the BUPA Great North Run (along with 57,000 other people!) in a time of just under 2 hrs 10 mins.  He is reported to be quite well today, if a little sore and stiff in places!

Thank you to all who have donated – so far the total is standing at £290 but there is still time to donate at https://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Burrow1/

4 boys and 2 girls from the Choir also completed the Junior Great North Run – so very well done to them.  The Choir did a great performance at the Pasta Party on the Saturday and went down very well with BBC Radio Newcastle. 

We would like to build on our involvement with the BUPA Great North Run – it would be great to see more of our supporters running in any of the Mini, Junior or adult Great North Runs and making even more of this opportunity to raise money and awareness.

We anticipate that the Choir will be invited back to perform at the Pasta Party again next year so why not get involved?

August 2014

Running for Africa

The BUPA Great North Run is now in its 33rd year and this year will see the one millionth participant complete the 13.1 miles course from Newcastle to South Shields, raising money for a wide range of charities.

Among the 56,000 taking part this year will be one of our TPhoto ID Picturerustees – Richard Burrow. Richard has completed the Run over a dozen times before and will be raising money for the Pearl of Africa. He and his wife Eileen, both aged
61, completed the Run last year. This was a great achievement for Eileen, as it was her first half marathon! Richard is hoping to raise at least £300 through sponsorship so please sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Burrow1/

Last year the Pearl of Africa Childrens Choir were invited to perform at the Pasta Party that takes place on Gateshead Quayside on the eve of the Run. They went down very well (of course they did!) and have been invited back this year. In addition, a number of the children have been offered places in the Junior Great North Run which takes place on the eve of the adult Run, over 4 km. We hope to build on this involvement with the Great Run series so that other supporters of the Pearl of Africa, of whatever age, who are thinking of undertaking any of the Runs will take the opportunity to raise money for our charity.

Richard and Eileen are thinking of a more ambitious project for 2015 – more details to follow in due course!

May 2014

During the May Half Term two 11 year old schoolboys from Westhead in Lancashire to on the demands of the Trans-Pennine Trail on their bicycles to raise money for their school and the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir.

Their journey started in Southport, Lancashire on Friday the 23rd May and ended in Hornsea, East Yorkshire on Wednesday 28th May 2014.  They covered a total of 215 miles.  Sam Walton and Joseph Morrow both attend Lathom St. James School Primary School, Westhead near Ormskirk, Lancashire.

They decided to take on the challenge following the completion of their SATS and to mark the end of their primary school education. The boys were supported by their families along the route and they hoped to be able to cover approximately 30 miles each day.

The boys raised money through sponsorship. They have chosen to split the money raised between their school where they have enjoyed their primary school years and the Pearl of Africa Child Care.

Sam and Joseph said “The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir’ has been to our school many times doing workshops and we have also seen them in singing and dancing in concert, they are fabulous!  Jim Briscoe, who helps with the choir, also comes to our school to tell us all about how the children live in Africa.  It just makes us realise how lucky we are and we wanted to help those children from Uganda in some way!

May ’14                                                                                                                                                 Sarah Thompson, President of Haydon Bridge High School Interact Club, (led by Tynedale Rotary), at Ridley Hall Northumberland presented a £200 cheque to Pearl of Africa Child Care Ltd representatives on 19th May 2014 following a delicious BBQ eaten in glorious sunshine in the magnificent gardens at Ridley Hall.  The Interact Club raised the money throughout the school year by organising and partaking in various events for young people and by bag packing in a supermarket.              Webale nnyo!       

2014                                                                                                                                             News from Wheeling Primary School in Kampala arrived at Pearl of Africa Child Care this week.

See how your money and efforts are making a real difference, but also the challenges they face in the near future. Click NON FINANCIAL REPORT 2014 TERM ONE to read. January 2014                                                                                                                                                 At Pearl of Africa Child Care Ltd. we are delighted to learn that the new bore hole in Kamuzinda village if now providing fresh, clean water to everyone!  The new Ecosan toilets are being erected and serving the community well. Click Exciting news to see more! December 1st 2013                                                                                                                                       Pearl of Africa have received some fantastic news !!!                                                                                Rotary Club International have pledged a grant to the village of Kamuzinda for water installation. A motorised borehole will be connected to a tank from which water will be piped to the village of Kamuzinda and Ecosan toilets will be built at Nazarene Vocational High School and the Farm School. Water harvesting and hand washing facilities will be installed at both the primary and secondary schools. The village will be given training to help them farm better and to get better prices for their crops thus increasing their incomes. Toilets and water collection systems will be installed for those elderly and infirm most in need.

We await a start date, but are thrilled for the schools and village. Well done and “Thank You” Rotary Club International!