Homelessness and poverty are a common problem for many children in some parts of Uganda.Especially here in the south west area,where the Batwa, who were forcebly removed from the National Park, struggle as a marginalized community. Here, HIV/aids and Malaria have left many orphans, some children having to try and look after younger siblings. My good friend Katutsi John, who succesfully completed a grade III teachers course, has witnessed this happening, and has decided to do something to help these unfortunate children. He is starting the Bwindi Trust Orphanage Foundation to home and also school the children, giving them protection, regular meals and an education which will better their lives.And also imparting them with practical skills, which will benefit their whole communities. John is starting with nothing, and needs funds urgently to purchase a piece of land, to build classroom blocks and dormitories for sleeping, also to buy desks, tables and beds. Any donation that you can make will help to get these impoverished children off the streets, and give them a life that everyone deserves. Johns love for these children has inspired me to help him by raising as much money as I can, I hope you too will help us reach our goal, and show these children that we care. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
- Leslie Hixson
- Edward Hass
- Lorraine Coote
- linda batt-rawden
Manchester, North West England, United Kingdom