Jonathan Isbell

Jonathan Isbell

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My story

[p][/p][p][url=https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i7be3hpzd5ahlg5/QTzgVbIkD3]Photos from last years trip[/url][/p][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]I am running the Bristol 1OK to raise funds to help provide basic resources for some of the forgotten people in Uganda’s very poor villages. Previous visits have highlighted the need for just basic resources in these villages close to Mbale, Eastern Uganda, where poverty is rife. Our team supports the region where over 50 small churches work together to help their communities. In this deprived region, churches are the facilitators; they help mobilise the health, education and community resources. Almost half of Uganda’s population is under 15 years of age and, due to AIDS, many live with extended family members who do not have the resources to support them.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]During the last five years, we have visited and supplied valued teaching materials to schools in this area: text books, stationary, building tools and sports equipment. This brought joy and excitement to these extremely poor villages. Last year, we visited seven schools and were shocked at the conditions we discovered: limited teaching resources and limited access to food or clean water. In addition, pupils and teachers walked 3 miles each day to attend school, resulting in I0-hour days with little or no food and water to sustain them.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]This year, we aim to raise funds for resources to provide these communities with basic needs, such as blankets for warmth at night in the mountainous region and proper cooking equipment instead of old tin cans that cause many maiming accidents. We further aim to help more communities by contributing to schemes that sink wells for fresh clean drinking water. Fresh water is a vital need and these wells will improve the life and health of these Ugandans and bring an end to their reliance on dirty ditch water.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]A missions team from Carmel City Church and Carmel Bible School has been invited to attend a gathering of these 50 small churches from 24th May to 3rd June 2013. As well as distributing resources, the team will share the message and love of Jesus to those in need and provide prayer for healing.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]All travel and accommodation expenses are covered by each team member. 100% of your donation will be used to purchase resources for those in the villages surrounding Mbale.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Why Help Uganda? The Statistics:[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]It has the second youngest population in the world (after Niger). Approximately 49% of children are under 15 years of age, and 32% (or 10.68 million) of the population are between 0 and 8 years. 55% of 0 to 8 year olds (5.87 million children) are under 4.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Poor environment for young children[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]1/3 of all households have no access to safe water sources[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]28.4% of people walk over 1km to water; average wait time is 28 minutes[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The average number of people per room is 3.4[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]74% of all dwellings have earth floors[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Less than 10% of all household use improved stoves[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]85.8% of the population use pit latrines and nearly 11% have no toilet[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Less than 10% of children sleep under insecticide treated malaria nets[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Poor education[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Primary - Many can't pay for books and uniforms, classes are very large, very few resources;[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Secondary - very expensive only 1 in 3 males and 1 in 5 females attend.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Poor prospects[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]80% of 15 to 24 year olds are unemployed[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Source: Bernard Van Leer Foundation Draft Uganda Strategy. January 2011.[lt]/div[gt][p] I am running the Bristol 10K to raise funds to help provide basic resources for some of the forgotten people in Uganda’s very poor villages. Previous visits have highlighted the need for just basic resources in these villages close to Mbale, Eastern Uganda, where poverty is rife. Our team supports the region where over 50 small churches work together to help their communities. In this deprived region, churches are the facilitators; they help mobilise the health, education and community resources. Almost half of Uganda’s population is under 15 years of age and, due to AIDS, many live with extended family members who do not have the resources to support them.[/p][p][lt]img style="vertical-align: middle;" title="Children in Bugobero" src="http://i.imgur.com/41jQhgl.jpg" alt="Children in Bugobero" width="638" height="479" /[gt][/p][p][lt]br /[gt]During the last five years, we have visited and supplied valued teaching materials to schools in this area: text books, stationary, building tools and sports equipment. This brought joy and excitement to these extremely poor villages. Last year, we visited seven schools and were shocked at the conditions we discovered: limited teaching resources and limited access to food or clean water. In addition, pupils and teachers walked 3 miles each day to attend school, resulting in I0-hour days with little or no food and water to sustain them.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]This year, we aim to raise funds for resources to provide these communities with basic needs, such as blankets for warmth at night in the mountainous region and proper cooking equipment instead of old tin cans that cause many maiming accidents. We further aim to help more communities by contributing to schemes that sink wells for fresh clean drinking water. Fresh water is a vital need and these wells will improve the life and health of these Ugandans and bring an end to their reliance on dirty ditch water.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]A missions team from Carmel City Church and Carmel Bible School has been invited to attend a gathering of these 50 small churches from 24th May to 3rd June 2013. As well as distributing resources, the team will share the message and love of Jesus to those in need and provide prayer for healing.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]All travel and accommodation expenses are covered by each team member. 100% of your donation will be used to purchase resources for those in the villages surrounding Mbale.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][b]Why Help Uganda? The Statistics:[lt]br /[gt][/b][lt]br /[gt]It has the second youngest population in the world (after Niger). Approximately 49% of children are under 15 years of age, and 32% (or 10.68 million) of the population are between 0 and 8 years. 55% of 0 to 8 year olds (5.87 million children) are under 4.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Poor environment for young children[/p][ul][li]1/3 of all households have no access to safe water sources[/li][li]28.4% of people walk over 1km to water; average wait time is 28 minutes[/li][li]The average number of people per room is 3.4[/li][li]74% of all dwellings have earth floors[/li][li]Less than 10% of all household use improved stoves[/li][li]85.8% of the population use pit latrines and nearly 11% have no toilet[/li][li]Less than 10% of children sleep under insecticide treated malaria nets[/li][/ul]Poor education[lt]br /[gt][ul][li]Primary - Many can't pay for books and uniforms, classes are very large, very few resources;[/li][li]Secondary - very expensive only 1 in 3 males and 1 in 5 females attend.[/li][/ul]Poor prospects[lt]br /[gt][ul][li]80% of 15 to 24 year olds are unemployed[/li][/ul][lt]br /[gt][i]Source: Bernard Van Leer Foundation Draft Uganda Strategy. January 2011.[/i][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][p][/p]

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05 May 2013

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May 16, 2013

Anonymous

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May 16, 2013

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May 13, 2013

Auntie Dawn Elmer

Well done! Youre doing a great job :)

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

Hi Jon, have a great run, I wouldn't blame you if you took a taxi back ;-)

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

Good luck Jon!

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

Good Luck, Jon! :D

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May 2, 2013

Anonymous

Sure you'll do great!

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May 2, 2013

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May 2, 2013

Anonymous

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May 2, 2013

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