History of the Charity

The link started when Rev Derek Burden, vicar at St Sebastian's church, Wokingham, went to Mityana with Send a Cow charity. He came back and spoke to the children at St Sebastian's primary school, where Jean (previously Ashfield now Ajin) was deputy headteacher. Seeing children unable to go to school, she felt she had to do something and started writing to a teacher at Mityana Junior school. They set up 6 children being sponsored. Since then she has returned every 2 years and taken visitors with her and they in turn have taken on other projects. Ann Potts went over with her on a visit in 2004 and hasn't stopped returning ever since!


1994
Sponsorship scheme started with 6 children
1994
Kikumbi church roof constructed
1995
Lay Reader training
1995 - 2000
Projects at Mityana Junior School teachers' accommodation electricity,Glenburnie Butega school - buildings, sewing machine for tailoring class, animal projects - goats, chickens, silk farm
1996
Temporary classrooms at the orphanage
1997
Orphanage classroom built with Tim Gomm and a group of youth and adults from St Sebastian's church
2000
Replacement gutters at Mityana hospital
2000
Training of Rev Frederick Kanyoni
2001
Other classrooms built at Orphanage (with help from other funders from OASIS)
2001 - 2002
Pigs and shelter built at orphanage. Immunisation and worming of children at the Orphanage
2002
Orphanage boys dormitory (skeleton building bought and converted). New latrine built at orphanage. 2 cows and a shelter at Orphanage
2002 - 2004
Orphanage boys dormitory (skeleton building bought and converted). New latrine built at orphanage. 2 cows and a shelter at Orphanage Classrooms, pit latrines and large hall (in conjunction with Whitchurch Deanery) at Mityana Junior school.
2002
Training of Rev Eridard Nsubuga
2003
Training of Rev Mishaka Lubega
2004
Beds bought for dormitory at orphanage
2004
Clothes given for new borns at the hospital
2004
Bibles given
2004
Neighbours ministry (Jethro and Loi now head at Nabukenya primary school) for disadvantaged girls - money for knitting needles, sewing machines & sewing materials to make uniforms to sell
Sept 01, Feb 02, Sept 02 and 2003
Part payment of teachers salaries at Orphanage school
2005
89 people trained in Uganda as Birth Assistants, Laboratory Assistants or Veterinary Assistants. Each health clinic was presented with an essential copy of "When there is no doctor!
2005
Microscopes given
2005
Computers given to the Tropical college
2005
102 children sponsored
2006
Kyanamugera Health Centre II was developed and a steriliser, gutters and water tank and solar panels bought and staff quarters built
2006
A pass on Pig Scheme started for Home Groups in Kabule Parish.
2007
First classrooms built at Nabukenya Primary school
2007
Oxen trained to pull plough and cart at Nabukenya Primary school
2007 - 2008
  • Installation of a water tank at Bukwiri Health centre
  • 200 mosquito nets distributed in Kyato community
  • Buwata Health centre got a water tank, a bicycle and also Maternity ward built.
  • Installation of a solar panel at Kyanamugera clinic, 2 bicycles donated and also staff quarters built.
  • A vaccine fridge from Government for Bamusuuta Health Unit.
  • Home based care for HIV/AIDS patients
  • 500 Health workers have been trained as lower cadres to reach the rural parts of the diocese.
  • Provision of enough drugs to some of our Health centres thru Pull and Push program from Government.
  • Building a new Health unit- Good Shepherd clinic in Kiboga.
2007 - 2010
Mamumuvira classrooms (St Sebastian's youth)
2008 -
Bicycles for lay readers
2008 -
Prison work, blanket, food, bibles, water tanks
2008
House built for Anna Marie
2008
Mamumivira school water tank and school latrines
2008
School links set up
2008
Training of Rev Sseguya Wilberforce
2008
A home for Diana
2008
161 children sponsored
2009
Special needs training by teacher from UK
2009
Bunk beds bought for St Mary's school for the deaf
2009
2nd classroom block started at Mamumivira
2009
Water filters given to schools and water tanks
2009
2 brick making machines bought at Lwankuba farm
2009
Donation for work of health worker for elderly
2009
Training of Rev Ssemugooma Moses
2010
Solar panels installed at Nabukenya Primary school
2010
1077 mosquito nets given out at Buwata clinic
2010
Tractor arrives at Lwankuba farm from HHP
2010
Clinic development completed at Buwata
2010
Motorbike given to health worker
2010
Wheelchairs given to disabled
2010
Water tap orphanage (St Sebs school)
2010
Orphanage money given towards nursery classroom through Esuubi Trust
2010
Mosquito nets given to children at Nabukenya Primary school and St Annes.
2010
Mamumuvira children all given lifestraws
2010
Orphanage children all given mosquito nets
2010
Training of Rev Lukabwe Emmanuel
2010
1st Teachers accommodation block built at Nabukenya Primary school
2010 - 2011
2 boreholes at Nabukenya Primary school and farm
2011
Play equipment at the Orphanage Teachers accommodation
2011
Borehole in remote area of Kyankwanzi
2011
Repaired tanks and gutters at Myanzi Prison
2011
3 tanks and gutters provided to Kasoolo Secondary School which was desperate for water in remote area of Kyankwanzi
2011
Repairs to gutters at Mamanora Clinic
2011
One tank provided at Mwere Prison
2011
Blankets given to prisoners at Myanzi prison
2011
300 Mosquito nets given to children at Mamumuvira school
2011
Medical equipment given to clinics. Thanks to MedAid
2011
Microscope given to Mamanora Clinic. Thanks to MedAid
2011
All pupils at Nabukennya primary school visit Kampala, the zoo and the airport
2011
Purchase of minibus as an income generating scheme
2011
Repair to pump at Rwamashengyero. Thanks to St Sebs.
2012
All sponsored primary children visit Kampala, the zoo and the airport
2012
Opening of Assembly Hall/Chapel at Nabukenya Primary School
2012
2nd teachers accommodation at Nabukenya primary school
2012
Bibles and prison blankets
2012
House for Peter
2012
All sponsored secondary and tertiary students attended a 2 day Life Skills course at ACU
2012
MU Centre £1000
2012
Survey for water at Mpirigwa and Mutooma Primary Schools
2012
All 200 sponsored children receive mosquito net
2012
Re-supply of clinical equipment to the clinic at Kyato
2012
All P7 pupils at Nabukenya Primary School provided with beds and bedding
2012
Provision English/Maths/Arts and Crafts at NPS of teaching resources for
2012
Football pitch laid out at NPS
2012
Appointment of new Head teacher at NPS
2012
211 children sponsored
2012
Textbooks for St Paul�s Kasoolo
2012
Repairs to Pump No 1 at NPS
2013
Lwankuba farm harvests first coffee
2013
Mattresses and mosquito nets given to the farm workers
2013
New toilets at Kasoolo School
2013
The new water tank to Mityana Prison
2013
Water Tank at Township Secondary School
2013
Water Tank for Makonzi Clinic
2013
New roof for Lulagala Clinic to collect water (Old roof was made of asbestos)
2013
Water Tank for Kwankoe Clinic
2013
133 primary sponsored children and 100 secondary / tertiary students, 3 grandparents sponsored
2013
Kyato Clinic and School - Guttering and tank installed at the clinic for rainwater harvesting. In addition a new tank was installed in the school
2013
Mawujjo Clinic - Guttering and a water tank installed for rainwater harvesting.
2013
Kyato Clinic - Funding for medical equipment.
2014
Painted the women and children's cell in Mityana Prison
2014
Donated girls dressed made out of pillow cases
2014
Legal Aid project organised workshops on domestic violence and other issues
2014
A playground was built at Trio School
2014
New water tank at Buwaata Clinic
2014
New water tank at Lulagana Clinic
2014
Two water tanks at Mutooma Primary School
2014
Two water tanks at Kasoolo Secondary School
2014
Second water tank at Mityana Prison
2014
Provided new style water filters to 20 health clinics
2014
Provided a secure classroom and suitable furniture for 20 computers at Kasoolo School powered by Solar Panels. (The actual computers and the solar panels were provided by the Ugandan Government).
2014
Mityana hospital was provided with a hospital trolley
2015
New nursery classrooms at Nabukenya Primary School
2015
New nursery latrines at Nabukenya Primary School
2015
New girls' dormitory at Nabukenya Primary School
2015
Teachers' shower block at Nabukenya Primary School
2015
New kitchen and store at Nabukenya Primary School
2015
New kitchen and store at Nabukenya Primary School
2015
New gate and guard room at Nabukenya Primary School
2015
We have 3 nursery, 113 primary sponsored children and 77 secondary, 23 tertiary student (University and Vocational Studies) ,3 grandparents sponsored
2015
Pig project started at Nabukenya Primary School
2015
Money donated to start building a new school for Brilliant Vision
2015
New classroom block and refubishment at Patience Primary School
2015
A water tank installed for rainwater harvesting at AFFINET
2015
Guttering and water tank at Trio Primary School
2015
Guttering and water tank at Nabukennya Primary School nursery
2015
Guttering and water tank at Nabukennya Primary School girls dormitory
2015
Bunk beds and mosquito nets donated to Nabukennya Primary School
2015
New sand pit for NPS nuresery
2015
Toys for NPS nursery
2015
A good harvest of coffee cherries
2015
Myanzi prisoners receving mattresses
2015
Funding for a Water and Sanitation Workshop initiative to improve the sanitary conditions in schools thus reducing the risk of water borne diseases in schools
2015
Electricity connection for St Mary's school for the Deaf
2015
Water tank for St Mary�s School for the Deaf
2016
Lwankuba farm produces its first packaged coffee.
2016
Water tank at Kasaana Church which is next to Health Centre.
2016
Water tank at Miseebe Health Centre
2016
Water tank at Nabembezi Primary School
2016
Water tank at William Mukasa Primary School
2016
Latrines at Kiteredde Health Clinic
2016
Bore Hole at Mpirigwa Primary School
2016
Shallow well at Namasenene
2016
Shallow well at Nakwangu
2016
Spring Protection at Maanyi
2016
Spring Protection at Kisaana
2016
Latrines at Buyaga Primary School
2016
Latrines at Mpirigwa Primary School
2016
Completion of new Latrines at Namungo Health Centre
2016
Water Tank at Kasoolo Secondary School (Sponsored by Sevenhills Wholefoods)
2016
Latrines at Buyaga Primary School
2016
Latrines at Kasoolo Secondary School (Sponsored by Sevenhills Wholefoods)
2016
Health Clinic at Kasoolo Secondary School (Gift from friends in the USA and the Medicor Foundation)
2017
Handing over Nabukenya Primary school to the diocese
2017
Opening of clinic at Kasoolo
2017
Water tank at Kasoolo Clinic
2017
New latrines at Patience Primary School
2017
New latrines at Kalangaala Secondary School
2017
New Water Tank at Myanzi Prison in 2017
Donated by Christ Church Woodley
2017
New water tank at Hillside Primary School