Kumi Bazaar 2019
In August this year, we Graham, Danielle, Annily, Finlay, Fergus and, joined this year by Kiera, as a part of a 12 strong team, will be returning to Kumi in Uganda to support and help build three new classrooms in Kumi Bazaar School. The new classrooms will be used as a Nursery to allow the school to admit pre-school students for the first time. We are also hoping there will be sufficient funds raised across the four teams working in Kumi this year to cover the cost of installing solar lighting in the classrooms to allow teachers and students to use the school in the early evening when the sun sets (which is around 6.00 pm all year round in Uganda). We would love to see renewable energy used at Kumi Bazaar School.As a family, we were changed immeasurably by visiting Kumi in 2017. At that time we helped build two new classrooms but we truly received so much more than anything we were able to offer.Danielle's school, Burton Primary, has been supporting Kumi Bazaar School since 2017 and has raised money for school bags for the students and, as a school, walked and, at times, ran the equivalent distance
from Burton to Kumi as a part of its 'Mile a Day' programme. Many of our friends will remember joining us in supporting Kumi as a part of the celebrations for Danielle's 50th birthday in 2018.100% of the money raised on this 'Wonderful' giving site will go directly to Mission Direct to finance the costs of the Project at Kumi Bazaar School; the costs of the trip are already paid for.
We will never forget the privilege of helping teach in a classroom with 200 children when first visiting in 2017 (the picture above is from a class Danielle taught). The new classrooms, that have already been built at Kumi, have helped hugely in reducing the class sizes to more manageable numbers but are still nothing like the class sizes we are used to in the UK.
Anything you can give will make a real difference to Kumi's children and allow the new
classrooms to be built.
Thank you from us allGraham, Danielle, Annily, Finlay, Kiera and Fergus
You can see some pictures from our trip in 2017 on Graham's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10157425765263223&type=3