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
Whilst the students will be providing the man power they need to purchase the equipment and materials for building works, and to enable this they have been working incredibly hard to fundraise for the trip. They have been innovative in their fundraising efforts and in conjunction with Kingdom Coffee they produced and sold the first ever Nabugabo blend coffee.
Their second fundraising initiative was to host a wonderful Uganda Charity Night Dinner for 200 guests.‘The World’s Greatest Living Explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, was guest speaker at the dinner and through a silent auction, raffles and games the students raised a staggering £19,387.65. All those planning to visit the NCLC this Summer helped host the evening and among the silent auction lots were two very special paintings with an African feel to them and one pencil drawing of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, also signed by him, by Upper Sixth student, Phoebe Hessian.
Pangbourne College have even more exciting fundraising initiatives coming up before their summer trip…watch this space!