EARTHQUAKE NEWS AND APPEALS

Year of grant : 2016-2017

An earthquake struck Kagera Region in September 2016. Following an on-line Global Giving appeal £23,250 was raised, a magnificent sum, helped also by a single generous donation of £15,000. Damage was particularly bad in the Missenyi District of Kagera Region. The following grants were made:-

£6500 to Kikukwe Community for the rebuilding of the Water Tank Stand, Dispensary repairs and rebuilding of the Staff House. The staff house will be completed later this year after lengthy planning and district engineer consultations.
£8650 to Tweyambe School which was partly destroyed for rebuilding of a Dormitory, Classroom and Teacher’s house repairs and rebuilding of Latrines.
£6341 to Nyailigamba Secondary School. Whilst the school received Government help to repair cracked buildings, they asked for help to provide resources for the additional students transferred from other more seriously damaged schools. We have been able to support resourcing for increased numbers in this very successful school in their developing A level courses and science.
£ 1122 for Kibirizi Secondary School, one of our Ikimba schools, to repair and rebuild their rainwater harvesting tank and guttering and storage cupboards for science equipment not adequately protected from the disturbance in the area.
£550 to Tunamkumbuka school, another Ikimba school, to help with teachers' housing repairs.

On behalf of the communities and schools we thank again all our Global Giving generous donors.