St Kizito Schools and Community Committee was founded in 2007 after a visit to Inverurie by Ugandan Priest Fr. Gerald Wamala.
We initially supported just one school but over the years our growing awareness of the level of poverty and hardship has increased our support now to 13+ schools, the elderly & vulnerable, the sick and individual support in the Mulajje Parish of Kasana Luweero Diocese.
The main/biggest support for the charity comes through the Parish of The Immaculate Conception in Inverurie.
Annually the charity raises over £20,000.
How do we help?
Schools feeding programme
Through donations given by monthly sponsorship we fund school meals in the
schools. Currently approx. 3500 children are fed daily. The children’s attendance, academic ability and health increase significantly when this is introduced. The schools are helped to start growing some of their own food and this helps to keep the cost down.
The Elders programme
Through monthly donations the elderly & vulnerable are helped. Most of these frail
people have lost all their adult children and are often trying to care for grandchildren.
They are helped with food, medication, clothing, bedding and emotional
St Leo Elderly & Community Health Care Programme
Through monthly donations the elderly and sick, who are unable to get to the Health Centre, are visited by a nurse on a motorbike. The nurse gives them medical treatment and teaches their families or neighbours how to care for them. We bought the motorbike and funding pays for medical supplies and fuel each month. We also support monthly medical supplies at the Health Centre
Where they have been identified individuals are given support. This can be anything from supporting with funding HIV+ medication, special clothing, a wheelchair to a blanket for a bed.
Child Support Project
Identified children from the poorest of families or orphaned are supported by
individual sponsors who through monthly sponsorship enable them to access an education.
We currently have 26 children on the sponsorship programme. The sponsors send
to the children school bags containing clothing, toiletries, scholastic materials and traditional toys.
We raise funds for building projects such as:
Providing clean water for schools
Dormitories for the orphans
Repairing existing buildings
Other projects can include
Replacing broken equipment in the Health Centre
Providing mosquito nets
Providing sanitary supplies for teenage girls
Visits to Uganda
We make annual visits to Uganda to oversee the work of the charity. The Vicar General
Msgr. Kanyeresi oversees the handling of the finances and audited accounts are sent
to us every 6 months by the parish priest.
We take over with us on our visits children’s clothes and shoes, school bags for the sponsored
children, scholastic materials and sports balls for the schools, medical equipment and
supplies and many more items kindly donated by people in Scotland.
Our visits allow us to see how the programmes and projects are going and helps us to better understand ways we can continue to help.
For more information please contact:
St Kizito Schools and Community
5 Berryhill Cottages, Oyne