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Online donations can be made by clicking here: Donate Now!

Omushana has launched its CLASS SUPPORT programme.  This is a project designed to support GROUPS of children in education with the opportunity to see the positive impacts on individual children but without the issues associated with Individual Sponsorship.  It's all about SHARING resources!  If you are interested in more information or would like to support a class for as little as £5 per month subscription please click on the Class Support tab.

The Buhoma Community Library & IT Training Centre is now plastered and painted - it looks FABULOUS (click here for pictures).  
The LIBRARY BOOK BOX scheme was launched in June creating a mobile library serving 4 schools (so far).

The latrines at Nyakeina Parents Primary School are complete and we are now awaiting water connection to the school/village.

Another shipment has just arrived - over 40 boxes of sports kits, clothes, shoes, school materials and sewing machines.

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OMUSHANA,Sunshine for Children


Omushana, Sunshine for Children is a charity set up by friends from both Uganda and the UK who share goals to change lives of children, and contribute to conservation through education, in the areas around the mountain gorilla reserves in Africa.   

 

Omushana means Sunshine in Rukiga, the local language in the locality of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, South-western Uganda, where the project was founded.  Both Rukiga and English appear in the full title of the charity (Omushana, Sunshine for Children) because our project is founded on a partnership between Uganda and UK. 

 

The essence of Omushana is to make a positive contribution to children’s lives by improving their educational opportunities, welfare, confidence and enjoyment.  We achieve this by providing and delivering equipment and grants to schools and groups working to support children (particularly orphans) in the Mgahinga and Bwindi areas of Uganda.

 

Our focus is to fulfil specific requests, where the benefits will be shared by large numbers of children. Only rarely (for example, where there is no supporting group available) would equipment or funds be given to individual children or families.

 

Wherever possible, Omushana works in partnership with other organisations or charities which share our vision.  Such co-operation is particularly valuable where Omushana can assist with arranging transport and delivery of equipment which other charities can contribute.

 
UK Registered Charity Number 1150629

UK Tax Office (HM Revenue & Customs) Registration Reference XT31952

Trustees:  Gill Castle, Emmy Gongo, Prof. Sue Ablett
Patron:  Honorable Karungi Elizabeth MP