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The Henrietta Rose Memorial Fund

The Henrietta Rose Memorial Fund

Why we need your help

Henrietta Rose, who passed away peacefully on 24th June, 2018, has been a dear friend, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and colleague, loved by so many of us. She was also devoted to Sky Is The Limit Children’s Centre, located in Fort Portal, Western Uganda. 

Having been a VSO volunteer in Uganda, Henrietta had a long affinity with the country and its people. She first met the founder of Sky Is The Limit, Rose Mugenyi, and her brother, Richard Tooro, in 2000. They became her dear friends and hosted Henrietta and her family almost every year. Henrietta's son, Tom, stayed with Richard and his family on several occasions and was welcomed at Sky Is The Limit Primary School, where he gave the children an opportunity to learn from his excellent English. Henrietta was always grateful to Rose, Richard, and the whole community at Sky Is The Limit for their care and welcome to Tom.

Henrietta served as a valued and active member on the board of Ecologia Youth Trust for 13 years. Inspired by her passion for Sky Is The Limit, Ecologia began supporting the centre in 2004, helping to recruit child sponors, and securing funding for a range of projects, including its successful free school meals programme. Under our umbrella, Henrietta herself raised thousands of pounds for Sky Is The Limit, to purchase piglets and fruit trees for its organic farm, sink a well for fresh water, build a toilet block (for which, in an innovative fund-raising venture, Henrietta sold loo rolls by the dozen!), and buy classroom furniture and a new truck to transport the children to school.

Ecologia is proud to have played a part in this effort, and to witness the extraordinary results – not least of which included seeing children who had to walk 12 miles to school on an empty stomach becoming bright and energetic, stronger and healthier, after eating a daily nutritious school meal, provided with our help.

In memory of Henrietta Rose, we have set up a Memorial Fund for Sky Is The Limit Children's Centre. 

Sky Is The Limit's primary school was originally constructed from bamboo, which makes it vulnerable to the rains and attacks by termites. In memory of Henrietta we wish to rebuild a classroom destroyed by termites last year into a permanent brick structure that will stand the test of time and be a testament to Henrietta’s love and dedication to this small but important school in Uganda.

To achieve this, we aim to raise at least £25,000 for the school to allow Rose to build  a sturdy, brick classroom and enable her to educate the children in her care in a safe and comfortable environment that can support their learning.

To support, select one of the 'Give' options under the pictures below, or enter an amount of your own choosing in the box to the left of the 'Give Now' button.

About Sky Is The Limit Children's Centre

Sky Is The Limit is located in one of the Uganda’s poorest regions, where research has shown that nearly half of its children have never been to school. A third of the country’s population live in poverty and 2.5 million children are orphans – almost half have lost parents due to HIV/AIDS.

Health worker, Rose Mugenyi founded Sky Is The Limit in 1994. There, she provides a family to approximately 30 children, who live at the centre’s Noah’s Ark, and an education to over 370 children, aged 3-14 years, who attend Sky Is The Limit Primary School. 

The school aims to provide all of its students with a well-rounded, holistic education. As well as more traditional subjects, the pupils receive lessons in music, dance and sport, plus training in skills that can provide future employment, such as tailoring, carpentry, and farming (taught at the school’s own organic farm).

Without Sky Is The Limit, the children it supports would be unlikely to attend school because most come from families who are so impoverished they are struggling to feed their children. They cannot afford to buy school uniforms and educational materials - a basic requirement on parents in Uganda, even although primary schooling itself is free - and as a result, their children become effectively excluded from the state education system. In addition, several of the children are known to be living with HIV/AIDS, many have lost one or both parents to the disease, and all have been adversely affected in some way by the impact of the pandemic on their communities.

For more information about Sky Is The Limit and our work there, please click here.

About Ecologia Youth Trust

Ecologia's vision is a world where all our young can thrive within their own communities. Since 1995 it has been working to enable children and young people who have been abandoned, neglected or orphaned to realise their own individual potential. Working with local partners, Ecologia empowers youngsters to create sustainable, resilient communities by improving their education, health and welfare, and by supporting them to protect their natural environment. Find out more here.

Contact: Ecologia Youth Trust, 66 The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Moray IV36 3TD, Scotland.

Tel: 01309 690995

Email: info@ecologia.org.uk

Website: www.ecologia.org.uk

7,062.00

raised towards 25,000.00 target

7062.00
25000.00

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Supporters

Dec 25, 2018

Anonymous

In appreciation for all that you do! Merry Christmas, Love, Julie

50.00

Dec 25, 2018

Anonymous

300.00
(plus 75.00 giftaid)

Dec 19, 2018

m

For Love of Hen and blessings all around xx

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Aug 16, 2018

Nuri

In memory of a lovely lady and travelling companion.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 13, 2018

Claire Goudsmit

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Aug 10, 2018

John and Karen Christie

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Aug 07, 2018

Cressida Diez-Finch

40.00
(plus 10.00 giftaid)

Aug 06, 2018

Karen Gamell

Keep building on Henrietta?s vision!

25.00

Aug 02, 2018

Joanna

With love to Henrietta and to the school she supported. X x

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 01, 2018

Liza

in memory of a dear friend and for a wonderful project that was so close to her heart

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

7,062.00

Total plus Gift Aid 7,435.75

Direct donations

2,670.00

Raised offline 4,392.00

Fundraising pages

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