The Big Give & PEAS Gifts Raise Over £30,000
The combined efforts of a number of our major donors and hundreds of individual PEAS supporters together with the match-funding challenge offered by The Big Give meant that over the Christmas period we raised over £30,000. A huge thank you to everyone involved.
PEAS Alternative Christmas Gifts 2009
Once again PEAS is offering our supporters the chance to give something special to family & friends at Christmas. The PEAS alternative gifts catalogue has a range of gifts that will benefit our schools & students in Uganda.
We provide a gift card for each gift you buy that you can pass on to your family/friends. See our range of gifts here.
PEAS Students Receive University Bursary Awards In partnership with the Laura Case Trust (see our partners)
PEAS is supporting a small number of our students as they graduate from our schools through the next stage of their education - university.
The first group of students to receive the new bursary awards were recently selected (see right) having beaten serious competition! On completion of their university careers, the students will return to work with PEAS, either in our schools or with the central organisation.
We wish them all luck in their new endeavours.
Run to School Event Raises over £8,000
Our newest annual fundraising event, 'Run to School.' was held on Sunday 11th October. Over 150 runners took part in either our 5km fun run or 10km running race around the banks of the river Thames in West London in a beautiful setting (and with only a little rain!)
Even though it was only the first year we've held the event, the fantastic efforts of participants raised over £8,000 for PEAS. To find out more & see the results, visit our dedicated website: www.runtoschool.org.uk
Two new schools planned for 2010
PEAS had now located two more sites for new schools due to open in February 2010. The sixth and seventh PEAS schools will be located in the west of Uganda in Masindi and Kigorobya. We are still looking to secure funding to be able to open both of these much-needed schools in February.
Inter-school Public Speaking Competition
In June this year, students from each of the four current PEAS schools took part in our first-ever public speaking competition.
The grand final was held at Onwards & Upwards School and featured students from each PEAS school talking about education in relation to themselves, their families and their country.
The event was featured in the national press, and the winner, 13 year-old Tina Kisakye, will be visiting the UK in October as part of her prize. Read the article on the website of Uganda's New Vision newspaper here (link to http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/35/687173).
Bridges to Africa: 22nd MARCH 2009
Our annual fundraising event Bridges to Africa proved another big success this year. For the first time, the sponsored walk event also took place in Birmingham as well as London. For the 3rd year running, the event raised over £20,000 for PEAS.
Visit the website to find out more.
2 New Schools launched in Uganda
The fourth and fifth PEAS schools were opened in February 2009 - Kiira View Secondary School is in the Jinja district of Uganda and Sarah Ntiiro High School serves the community near the town of Mayuge.