St Kizito Schools and Community

St Kizito There have been a few folk asking how to give regularly to St Kizito – the easiest way is to set up a standing order – a brown envelope with standing order forms for completing and sending to your bank (or you can use the bank details to set up using online banking) is now on the noticeboard in the hall – there are also some Gift Aid forms there as well so if you are a tax payer and want the charity to be able to claim gift aid on your donation you can complete one of those and pass to one of the trustees – Rachel, Luca, Sara or Jane.  We really do appreciate your support and your continued interest.  Fr Gerald in Uganda has been sending messages over Christmas with their thanks for our continued support – they really appreciate it very much.  Thank you.

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
Individual Support
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
 New classrooms
 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:
Rachel Rennie
St Kizito Schools and Community
5 Berryhill Cottages, Oyne
Insch, Aberdeenshire
AB52 6QT
01464 851680