How are we doing?

Once again I visited our two projects in Uganda in February.

The Good Shepherd School goes from strength to strength. You may remember that last year saw the commencement of an outreach project aimed at bringing education, therapy and parent support to some of the most severely disabled children in the surrounding villages. This is entirely funded by Improving Chances.

Going back a year later the project is thriving. Very few children have dropped out and the parents are delighted with the input their children are receiving. The charity funds the transport that brings these children in to the school for their special sessions, as well their teacher, and the physiotherapist from the local hospital who works with them.

Simon is one of the children in the “Outreach Group”. His severe disabilities were caused by malaria when he was eight years old. He loves coming to school and, as you can see, he is a Manchester United supporter.

Please keep supporting children like Simon.

I also went to visit the Health Unit in Rwbaale. The delivery suite that Improving Chances is funding is slowly taking shape. The inner walls are plastered and the layout of the rooms clear, but building works had to stop when there was no more money available. Improving Chances is committed to completing this second building so please help. In the meantime the rest of the Health Unit is doing sterling work with local mothers and children, though babies still have to be born in a curtained off area at the end of a corridor.

This is the current state of the building of the maternity ward that Improving Chances is funding, and one small patient in the existing unit.