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March 2022

Like many over the last two years our fundraising has been curtailed.  However, we are delighted to report that the regular sponsors of the work in Nzara continued to give and we were able to continue financial support to the St Timothy’s Nursery and Primary School plus the training of the teachers in Uganda for the school.

We are now able to fundraise again and are delighted that our events are being well supported by the local communities.

In the last year we have steadily increased our fundraising activity and been able to raise funds through

  • A tennis tournament
  • Plant sales
  • Cream Teas – posh ones!
  • Skittles with Sausage and Mash evening
  • Quiz and Curry Night
  • The Tea Rooms in Pewsey on Bank Holiday Mondays

Currently we are running Lent Lunches one day a week in the Pewsey Vale Team of Churches.  All are welcome!

We are pleased that currently Bishop Richard of the Diocese of Nzara and Archbishop Samuel Peni are both in the plan to visit us in August.  We hope they will be able to meet as many supporters as possible so please watch out for more news of their visit.

For more information on Lent Lunches and further events this year please visit our Future Events Page.

October 2020

Following Covid lockdown at Saint Timothy’s school it was possible to reopen on the 5th of October 2020. The school now numbers 1,218 children having started 10 years ago with 43 children under a mango tree and that first group will be taking their leaving exams at the end of the school year in February 2021. All the education has been with Ugandan syllabus and exams. The school covers the full number of years of primary education in South Sudan which goes up to mid teens and we also have some preschool classes. 

There are now 18 teachers, many of them qualified, with some extra help in the classrooms. Thanks to help from the diocese it has been possible to send a few helpers to teacher training college in Kampala thus strengthening the teaching staff. 

The necessary building programme is almost complete and Saint Timothy foundation has been able to supply two double classrooms and at the beginning Barnabas fund supplied one double classroom. 

A few years ago it became apparent that the senior girls would find it very difficult to complete their education and a project to send hygiene kits was completed by supporters in the Pewsey area. Eventually it was possible to get the suitcases of kits out to Kampala and they were then taken up to Nzara. The girls were absolutely delighted with the gift and it is hoped a small business to continue supplies may be possible in Nzara.

Photographs of the students and particularly the older girls show children looking very neat in uniforms and the compound is well built and has a wall around it.

This year we sent an extra gift so that the children could have soap to wash their hands as required by Covid protection.

Washing is difficult on the school site because all water has to be carried in from a borehole 1 km away. If the water level gets too low then the distance is 2 km. The water is brought in by six women who receive a small wage but there is a real need to resolve this problem.

Virtually all the support for Saint Timothy foundation comes from the Pewsey area and the trustees wish to express their thanks to all those who have given and continue to support the ongoing work of this primary school in an area where such an opportunity is essential for the future of the children.