SUMMARY As a family, we recently went to The Gambia, where we visited a typical village school and saw the challenges they are facing: lack of materials, even pencils and paper, and trained teachers; education is not free. Tom is volunteering in August in Uganda for the Great Generation charity to help train local primary teachers, helping setting up a teacher forum, which will benefit up to 10,000 students in the coming years. Tom, Bea and Mack are raising money for the project and need St Lukes children and parents’ help to get to the £1500 total, please!
Please help! Make cakes… http://www.kilmurry.com/wp- content/uploads/local_img_fldrs/local_imgs/logos/cak esale.jpg
Sponsor Mack & Tom in the Heroes vs Villains Run (or run yourself) Look out for Mack and Bea in the playground with sponsorship forms
If you/(your child) wants to join the Heroes Vs. Villains race Please see this link: http://www.heroesrun.org.uk/content/enter-a-race http://www.heroesrun.org.uk/content/enter-a-race All children must be accompanied by an adult When completing the application please DO NOT tick ‘rasing money for Pass it On’ as hopefully you will be running for the Great Generation, so just use the sponsorship forms ‘Heroes and Villains Run for great Generation Sponsorhip Form 2014’ on the St Luke’s website Please return all money raised and sponsorship forms to school office for attention of ‘Tom Ottway/Great Generation’
How to donate Online: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/tomottw ayuganda Make a text donation: Text BDTF14 + space + £5 (or any amount you can afford) to 70070
TWO AFRICAN COUNTRIES http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa/ THE GAMBIA UGANDA
Buikwe District https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Buikweemail@example.com,33.5370224,10z/data=!4m2!3 m1!1s0x177dd900e6a739d9:0xfe32d6306e769a0b
First some history…Carving up Africa 1890 http://guity-novin.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/chapter-40-history-of-caricatures.html
1890 Treaty of Berlin- Africa was carved up. Britain got Uganda, Kenya & Zanzibar 1962 - Uganda becomes independent with Milton Obote as prime minister 1971 – Army replaces Milton Obote with Army chief Idi Amin. 1986 - Yoweri Museveni put in power by army as president. Political problems> multi-party Children face unstable environment- education is not guaranteed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14112446 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/uganda/history Uganda –a difficult history http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/1965_stamp_of_Uganda.jpg
Great Generation Video Go to: https://vimeo.com/90982924 https://vimeo.com/90982924
Update in Autumn term I’ll come back and tell you all about Uganda and the project. https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZ5iFr6_-iBMiUC1Nzor1Jp- O_G8p2_N_wg1_CiGUIpDs1C1NkMA
Links and reading MORE ABOUT THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA (suitable aged 9 +,with parent) http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/abolition/scramble_for_africa_article_01.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/abolition/scramble_for_africa_article_01.shtml THE CHARITY: http://www.thegreatgeneration.org/ http://www.thegreatgeneration.org/ TOM’S FUNDRAISING PAGE- donate here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/tomottwayuganda PROJECT BLOGS http://amoamission.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/my-mission/ https://www.tumblr.com/blog/9dayhero UGANDA http://www.lonelyplanet.com/uganda
Contact me PARENTS/CARERS: Please email me if you or your company would like to get involved in fundraising or donating to the cause: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Using social media to help publicise is really helpful so please retweet and like on www.facebook.com/tom.ottway www.facebook.com/tom.ottway Twitter: @tottway
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