Charity dinner to help Ugandan school
The association Manos Unidas de Benissa (United hands of Benissa), which also includes the towns of Benitachell, Teulada, Moraira and Senija, has organised a solidarity dinner planned for this Saturday, 10 November, with the aim of raising funds for a project that will help to complete the facilities of the primary school of St. Anatoole Karana, located in Uganda.
The solidarity project is located in a rural area in Munteme in western Uganda. Residents there live in diverse ethnic groups in villages made of huts. Ninety percent of the population survives on subsistence farming, and on average, each household lives on less than one euro per day.
In order that children no longer had to walk ten kilometres a day to school, crossing muddy and impassable roads, the villagers built semi-permanent classrooms, but during the rainy season, they are impossible to use. This was when the primary school asked Manos Unidas for new help to complete the school facilities.
The project will benefit 201 children directly and 233 indirectly, and has a cost of €47,885. It will be used for the following:
Construction of a block of 292 square metres with three classrooms and a staff room. Construction of 10 toilets. Construction of a 20,000 litre water tank.
Construction of facilities for hand washing.
Install electricity in the classroom block.
Furnish the new classrooms with 60 triple desks.
With all the above, the benefit for hundreds of schoolchildren and their families is more than evident, and for this reason Manos Unidas has organised a dinner this Saturday at 20.30 at Canor Restaurant, with the aim of raising funds for the project.
Tickets can be purchased at several points of sale in the town of Benissa: Carilla Jewellery, Clara Doménech and Giner Optics.