A community in central Uganda will have an extra special Christmas this year thanks to pupils from a Blantyre primary school.
Kenny Waste Management, Lovell and pupils from Auchinraith Primary School & Duncanrig Secondary School have raised £45,000 which allowed 16 secondary school pupils and 4 members of staff to spend two weeks visiting Kiryanyzona, Uganda helping with various initiatives such as clearing the roadside to avoid children being bitten by snakes on their way to school
The children also filled an old shipping container with essential supplies and shipped it to the small village of Kiryanyzona in the district of Lowero, Uganda. Their supplies included solar panels, plumbing kits and power cables. The equipment will reach the village in time for Christmas and was sent out as part of a joint fundraising effort for the Luwero Project, an initiative that supports the community of Kiryanyzona, many of whom are young children who have lost both their parents to the Ugandan AIDs epidemic.
Head Teacher at Auchinraith Primary School Julie McCulloch said: “Thanks to Lovell and the generous support of Kenny Waste Management and others we have been able to donate essential materials which all help the Luwero community build a sustainable future. Without their incredible support this worthwhile project could not take place and Lovell have certainly proved its commitment to creating long term partnerships with the communities where it works while leaving a positive, lasting legacy, not just for us here in Blantyre but for the Luwero community in Uganda as well.”
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