Char­ity din­ner to help Ugan­dan school

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - SOCIAL SCENE - By Jo Pugh

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.

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