By sending aid to Toowa Primary School and supporting projects of work within Toowa to empower people to generate an income for themselves and/or to relieve the impact of poverty. The charity have supported various small to large build project including small homes for the elderly and vulnerable. These projects have not only improved the infrastructure in Toowa but provided employment to the local people and material suppliers.
The promotion of health and wellbeing of the children of Toowa Primary School, actioning medical needs where and when necessary. As part of the sponsorship, each child receives access to medical assistance should they fall ill. The charity also provide education and support to improve general health and well-being.
The advancement of education by providing resources such as pupil sponsorship, books, school uniforms and training at Toowa Primary School of Uganda. Friends of Toowa find and pair sponsors with students. These sponsors financially support the child’s education by means of paying a monthly fee. The charity has also funded the build of some school classrooms, a Kitchen for the students meals to be prepared in and a dormitory to board students as well as other parts of the school infrastructure.
Here are just a handful stories of our previous fundraising events:
Victoria Simpson Marathon Run
Meet Victoria Simpson, a “Friend of Toowa” who in October 2020 raised £820 for the school by running 26.2 miles. She raised £620 from the marathon run and raised a further £200 from donations.
To raise funds for the school and the classroom rebuild project, a few members of “Friends of Toowa” team took part in Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk 2021. As this was a virtual event we decided to be the first to do the walk in 3 countries at the same time. Scotland, England and Uganda!. Kathleen sent some Kilts and “See you Jimmy” hats to Uganda for Elijah and Mike.
Meet Tony Smith, a remarkable “Friend of Toowa” who in June 2019 raised £2200 for the school so that they can have a new and much needed kitchen. The tour involved cycling, unsupported, from Canterbury to Rome, a distance of 1150 miles!
So proud to be a trustee and Chair of this fantastic organisation. Its such a pleasure to work with a great team and all the generous supporters we have, without you there would be no “Friends of Toowa” – Thank you
Baz Pattni, Friends Of Toowa
Having supported a child and a number of project at Toowa school, we are proud to be working with this charity.
Molar Mentoring, Molar Mentoring Ltd
Keep up to date with our post updates and progress at Toowa.
Elijah gave us an update during a trustees meeting of all the projects completed and progress updates of those still running. He proudly announced that the village of Toowa is slowly getting electricity and as a result, one of the classrooms and the office at the school now has power and light. Something we all take for granted is such a long awaited necessity for the school. We are hoping to run wiring into the dormitory and around the school to improve security at nighttime.
As many of you are probably aware, Elijah’s faithful motorbike was stolen. Various fundraising and generous donations have been made and we have raised a large sum of money to purchase a replacement bike. Thank you to all that helped. His motorbike is vital to Toowa and his work. We will keep you updated on this story.