Latest News From Uganda February 2016

Maranatha Gateway, Kalangala

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Students at Maranatha Gateway show off their carpentry work

The second accommodation block has been completed with all plastering and painting as well as  all bedrooms fully  equipped.  The pathways connecting the buildings have been laid with stone, making access much easier.

2 carpentry courses have been held with some wonderful furniture made – especially from the Module 2 course, which consisted of students from the previous module 1 courses over the last 12 months.

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New sleeping accommodation now complete

 

New Rock Foundation School, Kampala

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Are these the most colourful school gates in Africa? Thanks to St Paul’s Primary School!!

The school gates have been painted as well as other improvements to the kitchen which have been made possible by the support of St Paul’s Primary School in Hereford.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge of Hope school, Kalangala

The nursery building is nearing completion with the walls mostly in place.  This is as a result of the support from St John’s Primary school in Sandbach.

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Bridge of Hope Nursery Nears Completion

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These students are looking forward to the new classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chosen Children Primary School, Nansana

This school has recently been ‘twinned’ with All Saints Primary School, Gresford, Wrexham.  We look forward to the benefit that both schools can make of this connection.

Team visit

A small team is coming out to Uganda in August 2016 to visit each of the above schools and work with the children, as well as see other aspects of African life.  This is an exciting event and we hope to accommodate many more such visits in the future.

Latest Update from Maranatha Gateway in Uganda

 

The last couple of months have seen great progress on improving our living conditions. We now have a separate sitting room, office and bedroom – whereas before they were all in the one room!!

We have also had a large patch of land weeded and thoroughly turned over and cassava planted. We have recently bought some netting to put round the garden to deter the monkeys from damaging the crops.

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The paving of the walkways between the buildings is completed, the water tank is connected to the new building, solar lighting is working and a security light has been installed.

 

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The last two weeks have seen another carpentry course take place. This time we invited back previous students to do the next level of skills. We started with 6 students and they made an office desk with 2 drawers and a chair in the first week, and a sideboard/dresser in the second week.

 

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                 2016 CALENDAR          For Website         2016 CALENDAR 

A beautiful new calendar is available for 2016 with views and descriptions of Maranatha Gateway and the surrounding countryside. We urge you to buy one or more of these – ideal Christmas presents. The cost is only £5 plus £2 postage. All you have to do is send a cheque for £7 made out to Equipe Uganda Ross to

MG Calendar, 1 Avon Close, Acton, Wrexham, LL12 7US. Please don’t forget to send us your address!!

All profits from these calendars will go directly to the Maranatha Gateway project.

August Update from Maranatha Gateway

Since John & Sue returned to Uganda and the Ssese Islands in June much progress has been made. The second accommodation block has been plastered and painted outside, fascia boards and guttering put up, the glass put in the windows, the doors painted cream on the inside, the floors of the 6 bedrooms have been annealed, the beds have been made and the outside steps completed.

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The plinth for the water tank is waiting to dry before the tank is put in place and pipes from the gutters inserted. The solar panel is ready to be erected on the roof but we have the wiring in place with lights in every room connected to the battery and inverter.

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Most of June was very wet but July started fine and dry for 3 weeks but we have had much rain again these last few days. This has hindered the last work that still needs to be done – paving the pathways for easy access.

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who have enabled us to reach this far.