Friends Of Toowa
The charity “Friends of Toowa” is a registered in Scotland and was solely set up to support the students of Toowa Primary school and the welbeing of the Toowa community as a whole.
Our charitable purposes are:
The prevention or relief of poverty
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 vunerable. These projects have not only improved the infrastructure in Toowa but provided employment to the local people and material suppliers Read more here
The advancement of education
The advancement of education by providing resources such as pupil sponsorship, books, school fabric 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 domitory to board students as well as other parts of the school infrastructure. Read more here
The advancement of health
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 wellbeing.
A Women’s Group has also been started up to support the girls while they are in their menstruation periods and also teach them proper hygiene as future responsible mothers of the country. With the support to this Women’s Group, an incinerator was built to help dispose off the used sanitary pads. The girls regularly meet with the health personnel to study more about their growth changes and challenges as Women. The group now have designs and classes to enable the girls to make re-useable sanitary pads along with regular donations of products being sent from the UK. This is just one example of how the chairty contribute to the advancement of health for this community.
The school have previously hosted Dentaid (a UK based Dental Charity that also work in more than 70 countries including Uganda) providing safe, sustainable dental treatment in poor and remote communities. Dentaid volunteers have provided dental treatment and oral heath education for the children, staff and parents of Toowa community. It is the goal of our charity to continue supporting and working closely with future Dentaid visits.
Toowa Primary School & Community
Toowa Primary School currently supports over 450 children from the rural village of Toowa, which lies in the hills behind Lugazi in Uganda. The school caters for children whose families are so poor that they cannot afford to send them to school were it not for the support they get from the donors who help the school.
The school needs funding to help it develop for the future, making it possible for more needy children to benefit from the education provided.
If you can help the school develop and help a child access education please view our Sponsor a Child page. Every donation large or small will make a difference for the children of Toowa.
Friends of Toowa Charity and the management of Toowa School wish to thank those who support their work in providing quality education to children who could not otherwise access it.
A Child’s Potential
A child in the developing world becomes aware very early on in life what the benefits of a good education will be. Around them every day are the effects of poverty and for them, as soon as they can walk; they have to struggle to survive.
Limited poor quality food, unsafe water and medical care that they cannot afford even in the unlikely event that it were available to them. Even the very basics of life that many in the world take for granted are not available to them.
The provision of one thing though, an education, can change all that for the future. Children who are educated are able to release their potential and in so doing make a difference in their nation, their community, their family and in their own lives.
Please consider helping a child go to school and receice an education.
Together We Accomplish More… Together We Make A Difference…. Together We Make A Better World … One Student At A Time.