OMUSHANA NEWS

Celebrations as 14 visitors reach Murushasha

Celebrations as 14 visitors reach Murushasha Omushana Admin |

During August FOURTEEN visitors came with us to Murushasha Community Nursery and Primary School! This year Omushana has been assisting Murushasha to purchase adjacent land so that the school can expand as well as helping with agricultural projects to enhance sustainability and provision of basic materials and equipment as well as books and blackboards. Murushasha School also received one of our 2017 water tanks. So the August visit was a great chance to celebrate and everyone enjoyed the dancing....


2017 Omushana Quiz Sheets now available

2017 Omushana Quiz Sheets now available Omushana Admin |

Every year, Omushana produces a quiz for supporters to try over the festive period with friends and family. This year we have not one, but TWO, quizzes for you to take part in! Cryptic clues on the topics of ANIMALS or COUNTRIES. Each sheet costs £1 and we can send them by email or post. To get hold of your quiz (or quizzes) please send donations via the website with a message to let us know which quiz sheet you want and how you would like it sent. Or contact us on info@omushana.org ....


Making big changes out of small change!

Making big changes out of small change! Omushana Admin |

Thanks to the design and technology department at Meole Brace Secondary School in Shropshire, Omushana benefits from a wonderful collection box programme. These wonderful boxes were designed by staff and pupils at Meole Brace and are about to be adopted by several more schools. Pupils take the boxes home for a few weeks and collect small change which soon adds up. Over the past 4 years Meole Brace has raised over 1500 pounds and Newnham School in London has raised over 900 pounds in the last 6 months! This money has been used to build latrines and water tanks and to fund our new Community Library. THANKS to every pupil that has joined in this programme and especially to Mr Cox & Mr Humprhries who have worked so hard to make the boxes work....


Vocation, vocation, vocation!

Vocation, vocation, vocation! Omushana Admin |

Omushana continues to support vocational training opportunities in rural locations around Bwindi Forest. During August 8 sewing machines were donated to schools and colleges including Bwindi Community Vocational College, Kyeshero Secondary Vocational School and St Matthews Nursery and Primary School. Thanks to our partnership with Tools with a Mission, we were also able to supply carpentry and construction equipment to the local vocational schools....


Class and School Support donations now reach over 200 pupils

Class and School Support donations now reach over 200 pupils Omushana Admin |

Omushana now has 20 regular supporters who donate between 5 and 20 pounds per month in our shared sponsorship programme. This is now directly benefiting over 200 pupils at 5 schools showing just how much can be done with a relatively small amount of money (currently the fund receives 170 pounds per month). The regular donations are used to subsidize fees by 1-2 pounds per term an amount which is much appreciated by parents and sufficient to allow them to be able to pay the remaining 2-10 pounds (depending on the school) themselves. The community chooses how the money should be used and as well as reducing the fees, they often vote to use some of the money for additional subsidies for the most needy children and for school improvements such as buying text books, constructing desks or providing other facilities such as kitchens or latrines....


Not one, not two, but THREE new water tanks

Not one, not two, but THREE new water tanks Omushana Admin |

During August Omushana was involved in bringing safe water supplies to three schools near Bwindi Forest. Working in partnership with H2O for Life in the USA rain water tanks were built in Ruhija Parents Orphans & Needy Children's Primary School, Murushasha Community Nursery & Primary School and Kyeshero Seconary Vocational School. All three tanks are now complete and in use thanks to recent rains. All the communities made significant efforts including provision of bricks and other materials and providing volunteer labour. Money was raised by a number of schools in UK and USA - one from each country supporting each of the tanks. Thank you Abingdon Junior High School, the Joseph Sears School and Mason-Rice Elementary School in USA and Meole Brace Secondary School and Newnham Junior School in UK as well as all other donors who have made these tanks possible....