Rydal Penrhos Community
Fundraising and charity missions help Ugandan school destroyed by floods to re-open

Fundraising and charity missions help Ugandan school destroyed by floods to re-open

Fundraising efforts by the Rydal Penrhos community helped a Ugandan school to re-open after it was partially destroyed by floods.

The education establishment situated in Rwamahano was forced to close several years ago due to extensive damage to the site, and a team from the school has visited the facility during their charity missions in 2015 and 2017 to help with the repairs.

Money has also been raised for the project through the popular Prep School Secrets Room over the festive period, which contributed £1071.29 in total and was organised by the Friends of Rydal Penrhos committee.

The school group helped lay the first foundations during their first visit to the southern area of Uganda, before helping paint the classrooms last summer during another hugely successful trip.

This enabled the school to officially open late last month, and Rydal Penrhos’ contribution towards the work has been recognised with the memorial tablet that has been erected on the building.

The Reverand Nick Sissons, said: “This is a great testament to the vision of several groups who have supported the Batwa people over many years.

“We have visited Rwamahano on every trip we have taken to Uganda and it is really satisfying to have been part of this communal effort to rebuild the school.”

Plans are now being formed ahead of Rydal Penrhos’ next charity mission to Uganda, which is scheduled to take placed in 2019 and is being led by newly appointed Head of Middle School Paul Sanders.

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