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Christiana Smyrilli

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hello everyone :) [/p][p]Thank you for coming to my fundraising page.[/p][p]A bit late, but better late than never....[/p][p]So, this year's choice of BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISING has been the DEVELOPMENT STUDIES CENTER (DSC) in Mbarara, Uganda - fundraising through Afrinspire which closely collaborates with them. So please for all donations add "DSC" to the description so the money are directed there. The DSC is doing an excellent job educating youth and young adults in Uganda, giving them skills and knowledge so they can be employed or create their own business, bringing people out of poverty and creating livelihoods.[/p][p]The reasons I chose this are:[/p][p]People need out help to survive this crisis. At the words of the DSC director "At DSC, we are suffering from the lockdown and nothing is going on. We are in a dilemma. Yesterday Afrinspire sent me some money to enable me buy food for the three casual staff members we retained to keep security and cleaning DSC." So your donations will go to help the center and its staff survive so that it can continue to educate locals and help them improve their lives. [/p][p]Due to the Covid-19 crisis, people in Uganda are only having one meal a day - if they are lucky - as they cannot afford food. Others cannot afford food unless those who can do so help them - THIS IS WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL BE GOING. This donations will ensure that the DSC staff gets enough food during the lockdown.[/p][p]The DSC helped me during my PhD, providing me with a base to collect data, introducing me to the beautiful western part of Uganda, inspiring me and motivating me to complete my research, and showing me all the hospitality of its people - so it is time for me to help them.[/p][p]If you can, please help! Every little helps a lot and makes a real difference in these people's lives. It is not only about well-being, it is about survival for them.[/p][p]Many many thanks for your donations. Know that they go a long way.[/p][p]I will be posting photos (one photo for every 10 GBP donated) to showcase to you the beauty of Uganda and its people! [/p][p]xoxo[/p][p]Christiana[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

26 Jun 2020



Jun 21, 2020


A great cause - please give my best to Willy. I visited the centre with Afrinspire in 2015.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 18, 2020

Dad and Mum of Lucy

The DSC in Uganda is a wonderful resource providing education, training and accommodation. Our daughter Lucy stayed there whilst conducting research. Please support this appeal if you possibly can.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 18, 2020



Jun 6, 2020

Lucy and David

DSC (Ian sent us the link to your page!)

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2020



£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2020