Pupils and staff attending a school in one of the most remote areas of Uganda are soon to have computers and lighting from electricity generated by solar power from panels supplied through the generosity of people in and around Kinver.
Proceeds from a jazz evening and a murder mystery event organised by the Rotary Club of Kinver have been given to the Planting for Hope Uganda charity which supports the school through the untiring efforts of Kate Oakley from Caunsall near Kidderminster.
She visited the club to update members and their wives on the work that has been carried out since the club last supported her work. At the end of the evening Vice President Arvind Sharma made a surprise presentation of a cheque for £1,250 from the two events organised by the club.
An overwhelmed Kate told those present: “This will provide enough cash for us to complete solar panelling the junior school and buy enough solar panels for the second classroom block and there might be enough left over to equip the staff accommodation.
“With electricity we will be able to introduce computers into the educational programme and provide lighting in essential areas. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by the staff and the pupils at the school.”