School Solar project lights up community of Nabugabo

An inspiring community project from 3 students at Sotogrande International School This initiative is a brilliant example of how students at Sotogrande International School (SIS) are using their education as a force for good. Three students from SIS teamed up with sustainable lamp company ‘Little Sun‘ and, through crowd funding, they were able to provide 102 Little Suns to families without electricity in the Nabugabo community. Alongside the HUGE partnership, SIS supports the Nabugabo Community and the Nabugabo Community Learning Centre through fundraising initiatives and have also visited several times. As well as handing out the Little Suns, on their
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News from the Lakeshore – March 2017

So much has happened since we last posted a newsletter; The new school year start and NCLC now runs from Primary 1 (P1) to Primary 5 (P5) with a total enrollment of 112 very happy and enthusiastic young people. Updates on Pangbourne College visit NCLC Drummers and Dancers have had more performances There is now access to piped water from Masaka …and even more updates if you click on the newsletter below  
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The Ark

The Nabugabo Community Learning Centre (NCLC) serves rural village communities in Masaka District and many of the children live with extended family members and all would be classified as orphans and vulnerable children as defined by the United Nations. Transportation to and from school presents a problem for some younger children. Many live up to 10km away from school and for some of the youngest children, the only means of travel is on foot. During the rainy season this becomes especially difficult. Most children arrive at school unfed, exhausted and consequently struggle to learn, and then they are faced with
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HUGE visit – April 2016

Mel Batten, one of the HUGE trustee has written an update on the latest trip to Nabugabo, a fantastic insight into all the work happening in the community. On the 29th March, with 250kg of bags packed with very generous donations including baby clothes, school shoes, school uniform, sports kit, football boots, home clothes, African reading books and medical kit we made our HUGE Easter trip to Nabugabo, Uganda. Our team included Marc and Simon Batten, brothers of Dave and both teachers, and Dylan, Dave’s son. We received a wonderful welcome from our friends and the community with a fantastic
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Pangbourne College

Pangbourne College are another of our wonderful school partnerships based in the UK who have taken the Nabugabo Community Learning Centre to heart. Pangbourne College are preparing for their first trip to Nabugabo this summer; 32 students and 5 staff members will spend 3 weeks visiting the community and the school. Whilst in Nabugabo, the Pangbourne staff and students will support the community with a number of projects including; creating new agriculture opportunities on the newly developed farm making improvements to the school grounds providing educational support (particularly sports, reading and music) for pupils in Nabugabo and the surrounding communities  
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News from the Lakeshore – Feb 2016

One hundred children returned for the beginning of term following their 2 month break and the first task everyone agreed on was cleaning up the community! The children and their teachers spend the entire morning clearing the local area, collecting over 200 plastic bottles. There is no waste disposal in Nabugabo so all rubbish must be collected and burnt. Well worth having a read of the newsletter just to see the photos of this mammoth task! Read the full newsletter here
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School Minibus

The Nabugabo Community Learning Centre is approximately 25kms from the nearest town, Masaka, and can only be reached by dirt road. As well as trading and craftsman, Masaka has the closest hospital to the school and more often than we would like, children have to be rushed to the town. There are very few vehicles in the village, let alone a minibus, which can make this trip even more problematic. One of the HUGE Partnerships goals for 2015 was to purchase a vehicle that could be used by both the school and community to reach town and thanks to your kind donations
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Happy New Year from Nabugabo

2015 has been an exciting year with so much development and many improvements happening in Nabugabo. The latest newsletter gives just a small taster of all the exciting changes that have happened and an insight into what is coming up in 2016. We are particularly excited that we now have 100 children enrolled for the new academic year which kicks off in February.
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