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Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS)
Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS)
St Francis de Sales School

St Francis de Sales School

Why we need your help

Please help us build a school for deaf children in Uganda.

Children with hearing problems have great difficulty getting an education in Uganda. Most are not able to attend nursery school and by the time they start state primary classes they have poor communication skills and are marginalised. Government primary schools have large classes, sometimes over 100 students, and children with hearing problems, given inadequate attention, soon fall further behind.

 There are many children in Uganda who are deaf because of infections and side effects from the treatment of malaria.

 Helping Uganda Schools is raising money to build the St Francis de Sales Nursery School for deaf children in Jinja, Uganda. We want to provide these children with the benefits of early years education, build self-esteem and help them learn a range of communication skills, including sign language.

 Our experience has shown that children with disabilities can succeed and do well if they are given the right start and have skilled teachers trained in special needs education. Eleven years ago, HUGS built the Good Shepherd Special Needs school, in Western Uganda, which has shown us what great results can be obtained if specialised teachers and relatively small class sizes are the norm.

With your help we aim to welcome the first students, aged 5-8, into our nursery class in February 2021. The school will eventually care for 100 children and offer classes for all primary education.  Trained teachers and a resident matron will look after the children.

Building work began at the end of 2019 and the building is half complete. You can see up to date pictures on HUGS’s Blog and website.

Our blog is www.hugsinuganda.blogspot.com and the web site is at www.helpingugandaschools.org.[1] 

Please give generously.


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1,770.00

raised towards 10,000.00 target

1770.00
10000.00

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Supporters

Aug 02, 2020

Richard and Gill Ramsden

200.00
(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Jul 17, 2020

Anonymous

THE SCHOOL WILL UNDOUBTEDLY ENHANCE THE LIVES AND ASPIRATIONS OF THESE SERIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jul 16, 2020

Anonymous

This will transform the lives of so many children.

200.00
(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Jul 16, 2020

Nirmal K

All the best for worthy cause

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 15, 2020

Emma S

What a great cause. Good luck with the fundraising!

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jul 07, 2020

Anonymous

I HAVE SEEN FIRST HAND THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE HUGS IS MAKING TO THE LIVES OF MANY UGANDAN CHILDREN AND I AM PLEASED TO CONTRIBUTE BECAUSE I KNOW EVERY PENNY WILL GO TO THE SCHOOL.

200.00
(plus 50.00 giftaid)

17

Total raised so far

1,770.00

Total plus Gift Aid 1,962.50

Direct donations

770.00

Raised offline 1,000.00

Fundraising pages

0.00

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