Nursery Equipment appeal for 10th Birthday of HS School!

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Are you able to help us raise funds for outdoor play equipment to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Hilary Storm Nursery and Primary school in Kumi District, East Uganda? This is an area of much poverty where most families eke out a living through peasant farming, yet, after 10 years of existence, we still need outdoor play equipment for our nursery school children! The opportunity to climb, swing, slide and more  is vital as it helps the coordination and development of motor, cognitive and other skills.

If you have friends and family who would like to help please share with them too.

It has been a source of continual joy to see the school develop into one of the best schools in the district and recognised by local leaders for its benefit to the local community.

Find Hilary’s personal appeal at: https://www.justgiving.com/HSSchoolcelebration

HS School: Out door play equipment needed

IMG_20160304_115521391Are you able to help us raise funds for outdoor play equipment to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Hilary Storm Nursery and Primary school in Kumi District, East Uganda? This is an area of much poverty where most families eke out a living through peasant farming, yet, after 10 years of existence, we still need outdoor play equipment for our nursery school children! The opportunity to climb, swing, slide and more  is vital as it helps the coordination and development of motor, cognitive and other skills.

If you have friends and family who would like to help please share with them too.

It has been a source of continual joy to see the school develop into one of the best schools in the district and recognised by local leaders for its benefit to the local community.

Find us at Facebook and on JUST GIVING

 

 

Missing: Half a truck!

Following on from the success of the art and sculpture show at Luke and Lina Borwick’s gardens in Blair, Dalry, which raised over £4,600 in July this year, Friends of Hilary Storm School (FOHSSU) are now seeking the balance of funds needed to purchase a truck that will help reduce the operational running costs for the school and improve food prices for the local community.

At present the school has to pay a high cost to hire lorries for transporting food, firewood and construction materials to the school. Located in a rural area, the greater part of locally grown food such as maize, beans, ground nuts and rice has to be processed in Mbale town 40 miles away. The food is grown by local farmers but the dealers buy it at a low price, then transport it to Mbale for grinding. They then return and sell it to the local community at a far higher price. The poor farmers remain poor, the impoverished local people pay a high price for their food and the profit remains with the business dealers.

A good second hand 4.5 ton truck costs £20,000. FOHSSU have already raised half of this cost and look forward to finding the balance by Christmas this year. A truck is a key part of the vision to generate significant income for the school and to enable the impoverished local community to benefit from a better food security.

ART IN A TENT

SUNDAY 6 JULY 2014, 2 – 6pm, OPEN GARDENS FUNDRAISER FOR HILARY STORM SCHOOL – Come and enjoy the enchanting gardens of Lina and Luke Borwick at the Carriage House, Blair, Ayrshire, KA24 4ER, this weekend.

Artwork and sculpture for viewing and sale, plants, teas. Entry £5, (children under 12 free).

Come and support us in working to reduce poverty through education that is sustainable.

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Friends of Hilary Storm School is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Number SC044018

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Transport is urgently needed for the school because at present HS School has no transport of its own and valuable resources are used up paying high prices to transport food, firewood and construction materials into the school.

Friends of HS School have launched an appeal for £20,000 to purchase a 4.5 ton truck this year that will free up funds to help implement other income generating projects including a grinding mill and turkey project.

The truck itself has the potential to generate income as trucks for hire are scarce in Kumi District.

Please donate via PAYPAL or contact us for further details. Email: fohsssu@gmail.com
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March 2014
Update received from Steohen Okiror: “construction is in progress and on high gear. We expect that the first slab at 7 feet will be cast by next weekend. The second slab may be cast two weeks later to allow for setting.”
I did deliver and install the plaque sponsored by Lina on the water bore hole pump house and it appears in the photo update attached
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Water for the school!
Since Friends of Hilary Storm School was registered as a Scottish Charity in May 2013, £16,000 has been raised which has enabled the implementation of a much needed water proejct for the school. This comprises a water bore hole, pumping system and above ground storage tank. An underground reservoir and guttering for rain water harvesting has also been installed.
So now children no longer have to walk a kilometre to fetch water aand there is sufficient water to meet all needs of the school. Money previously used to buy water will be saved to support education needs and for growing of food. Risks of body strain and injuries are eliminated too.

The Vision for Friends of Hilary Storm School Uganda (FOHSSU)
To achieve the vision of a self sustainable and viable school at Atutur, Kumi District Uganda.
To enable all the children in the area to attend school and benefit from an excellent standard of education.
To introduce and develop income generating agricultural practices to the wider community to reduce poverty and hunger.
To support the development of high standard secondary and vocational education in the area.
To provide scholarships for future leaders who have benefitted from the ethical and sound education provided by the Hilary Storm School.

Registered address: Park Cottage, Blair Estate, Dalry, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA24 4ER
Email:fohsssu@gmail.com

Telephone: +44 1294 834663