Fundraiser brings hope
A fundraiser in Baldivis this month will help raise money for education programs for needy children in Uganda.
House of Hope Uganda has been run by resident Wendy Pollock since 2011, and helps educate Ugandan children to ensure a better life, gain employment and a sense of purpose in life, and to improve disabled children’s quality of life with better education and medical treatments.
“I go every year to Uganda to plan the year for the students and set up their study pathways,” Ms Pollock said.
“Since we have previously done a lot of infrastructure, we are now concentrating on education and vocational studies.
“Currently, we are support- ing seven students in Salaama Vocational and Educational College, three at the Kyetume School of Nursing in the Lwengo district, one at a teachers’ college, five at a very reputable secondary school in Masaka and one at junior school.
“One of our students has just finished her hairdressing course and is now working and earning a living and is beginning to look after herself, which is great.
“Next year, if funds permit, we would like to place another five students into vocational courses but that is if funds per- mit.” To help fund its programs, House of Hope Uganda is hosting a quiz night on September 29 at the Vibe Lifestyle Village Clubhouse, 124 Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis.
Tickets are $15 per person and bookings of eight per table are preferred. The quiz night is BYO food and drink, and there will also be raffles and games.
Donations on the night are appreciated. Reservations are essential on 9524 4650 or 0401 320 390, or houseofhope email@example.com, by September 25. For details, visit houseofhopeuganda.org.au.
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