The annual Crawley A.I.M. Charity 6 and 12hr Race organised by our ‘trusty trustee’ Pam Storey is taking place as usual at the K2 Sports facility in April – this year also with a 24hr race. Both the 24hr & the 12hr are now fully booked with others waiting – Still places on the 6hr though if you’re interested. Over 80 runners so far… They must be MAD if you ask me… ‘Making A Difference’ – we are so grateful. Thank you.
Note: the event has taken place and we are now waiting to see what the final donation is. A big thank you to all those who took part, without your efforts we could do what we do.
It used to be just 2 terms in office until the law was changed a few years ago to allow the president to remain for 3, now it seems that it has been changed again from a retirement age of 75, to life, meaning that he can now remain until he dies. We understand that the 400+ members of parliament received very large sums of money to bring this about and have also had their terms of office extended from 5 to 7 years between elections, so there will therefore be no more elections until 2023. The rich get richer & the poor are getting poorer.
This was the theme for the amazing 3 day Conference we held in Uganda this year.
So many people had their lives impacted for the better. many were healed and many gave their lives to Jesus.
It was the most extraordinary time and we felt so privileged to have been a part of it.
Kiyindi village is fast becoming a town now as more and more come flocking in. ( in the year 2000 there was less than 5000 people living in Kiyindi now there are over 30,000. Things have certainly turned around for this once sleepy fishing village on the edge of Lake Victoria.
Our Schools are buzzing with children and so many of them are getting high marks in their exams that we have has the best Academic year for any school in our District (210 schools)
The 2nd dormitory is now built and in use for the boarding Students, so with 2 dormitories we can house 224 students that`s a great result for us and the authorities are happy.
As you can imagine there is so much more to do and so much more equipment etc needed.
We were able to supply water from our borehole to the school via an electric pump ( which broke down leaving the school without water for 5 days) to standpipes in the school grounds a few months ago and the difference this makes is amazing. No MORE RUNNING DOWN TO THE LAKE TO FILL JERRY CANS WITH WATER AND HAVING TO CARRY THEM UPHILL TO THE SCHOOL Hurrah!
It started with just a plot of wasteland in the year 2000… Now see the amazing things that are there… We are amazed…
Our main concern for the Schools has been to have water freely available and also power to provide lighting etc.
This year 2013 and in the last month we have finally achieved that goal
The finding of water was a major breakthrough and no mean feat as we had to dig through the hill down to 58 metres through a lot of rock.
For electricity we had to set up 9 electricity poles over roughly a quarter of a mile on neighbouring plots (with the neighbours permission of course).But now they will be able to access electricity for themselves via our poles,something which would have been impossible for them before we came.
All This has created a big interest in the area and many people are buying up the land around or renting plots to build on.
in the future we plan to pipe the water from the borehole into all the buildings and to put in outside standpipes and have the water pumped by electricity.