Mission Direct

Registered Charity Number 1107824

Total raised
£21752.55 + £3517.25 Gift Aid = £25269.80
Fundraising
£20432.55
+ £3239.75 Gift Aid
Donations
£1320.00
+ £277.50 Gift Aid

About Mission Direct

Building hope, bringing change

Mission Direct enables everyday people to make a practical and lasting difference to some of the world's most vulnerable people. We do this by making long-term commitments to our carefully-chosen partners in-country and equipping volunteers to join us for a 2-week overseas mission trip to build homes, schools/classrooms, hospitals and rescue centres etc. The impact you have and how much your time means to the local people, will change you forever!

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Back to Kumi and ...

Yes, It's back to Kumi for me, to meet old friends, who have taught me so much in the last couple of years about being contented and happy whilst having very little in terms of this world's good, and to make new friends too, I hope. I'll be part of a team building a three classroom block for the nursery classes at Bazaar School, a school with well over 1,100 pupils in just eleven classrooms. Although this is a government school and education in Uganda is free in principle, the school lacks the necessary funds to improve conditions and facilities there and pupils have to be able to afford their school uniforms and all their books, writing materials and so on.
So, we'll be working at the school in the mornings and in the afternoons visiting various projects with which Mission Direct, through its local partner church, is involved in the area, meet more people and maybe take them some practical aid which we've been able to buy locally. (The airline charge for extra baggage has made taking such aid out with us totally impractical). These visits include the town's health centre, the local prison, a school for deaf children (a rare provision in Uganda, a rural development for children orphaned by AIDS or past inter-tribal hostilities and maybe a facility for elderly people.
Then after that I'll be going on to be part of another team helping to provide rather more basic facilities in a remote village school some 25 miles from Rukungiri in the south of the country. The afternoon visits there will include a development for disabled children, another need for which provision is often not made in that country.
I have already paid for all my travel, accommodation and other costs involved in the trip. This means that all the money given here is not for me, but to help pay for the materials, tools and employment of local builders for the main projects. Therefore, thank you on behalf of the pupils and staff at Kumi Bazaar School and Rushararazi School for whatever you are able to contribute to this work.

Brenda Strangleman

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Current appeals

Cyclone Idai appeal

<p>Please support Mission Direct’s appeal to help our partners tackling the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.</p><p><br></p><p>The cyclone hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe on 15<sup>th</sup> March. It is the worst recorded tropical cyclone in sub-Saharan Africa and has affected over 2.6 million people. Winds reached 175 km/h, devastating large areas of land. People, property and crops have been washed away by rock falls, mud slides and significant flooding.</p><p><br></p><p>Many already vulnerable groups are even more exposed, including child headed families and the elderly. Thousands of people have been made homeless and are now hungry. </p><p><br></p><p><strong>Granny Francesca</strong> is an example of one of these people. She has no living relatives and lives in an informal dwelling that, although still standing, does not shelter her from the weather. Her clothes and bedding remain wet.</p><p><br></p><p>Mission Direct send mission teams to Manicaland in Eastern Zimbabwe to build school classrooms and to participate in community outreach programmes to the most needy. One of these teams had only just finished their projects the day before the cyclone arrived. We desperately want to provide assistance to the people and communities in which we have served. </p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>Who and what?</u></strong></p><p>Mission Direct believe in supporting local organisations who know the local needs best and who have the trust of their communities. Our main partner in Zimbabwe is the United Baptist Church who are particularly concentrated in Eastern Zimbabwe. They are on the ground providing emergency assistance and have well established infrastructure and capacity to coordinate activities across the whole region. </p><p><br></p><p>They have a working response plan that considers immediate to long-term aspects of this crisis. Their immediate plan is to provide food, medication, blankets, clothing, sanitary wear and assistance with burying the dead. This is to be closely followed by temporary housing and counselling services while continuing to provide basic needs. Longer term they will support more permanent rebuilding, crop and livestock resuscitation, and income generation. Long after the TV cameras have left and many western charities will have returned home, our partners will continue to serve these communities.</p><p><br></p><p>We urge you to please support our Zimbabwean partners as they meet the needs on the ground. Thank you!</p><p><br></p><p>Wil Horwood, CEO</p>

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