Jon, one of the members of our team, is running the Bristol 10k to help provide basic resources to some of the forgotten people in Mbale, Eastern Uganda.
Last year we visited five schools and were shocked to find large classes with almost no teaching resources and limited access to food or clean water. Many of the pupils and teachers walked as far as 3 miles to get to school each day which starts at 7:30 and lasts 10 hours. Over the last five years we have made visits and supplied valued teaching materials, books, paper pens, pencils and sports equipment which brings hope and excitement to these extremely poor villages.
For 2012 we are aiming to raise £1000 for these resources. And we aim to help the communities to sink wells for fresh clean drinking water to improve their life and health, rather than having to drink dirty ditch water. All travel and accommodation expenses are paid by each team member.
Every penny collected sponsoring Jon will go towards resources for those in Uganda.