In August this year, one of our longest serving hosts, Maurice Allaire, sadly passed away. Maurice and his wife, Flo had hosted students for St Brelade’s College for over 30 years. Adults and juniors were welcomed into their home and were made to feel like part of the family.
In memory of Maurice, St Brelade’s College wanted to support and fund a cause that was very close to Maurice’s heart – Mission Africa.
Mission Africa was founded in 2001, with the aim of bringing Christianity and humanitarian aid to remote parts of Africa. This includes providing hundreds of mosquito nets, donations of cattle to poor families and building schools, amenities & boreholes in rural communities.
The village of Kivule in Uganda has seen great change, due to Mission Africa, where they have built a block of six brick classrooms in the grounds of a small nursery/primary school and have funded a further two buildings, a girl’s dormitory and a kitchen to feed the students. Numbers at the school have grown from around 50 in 2013 to 255 currently. As well as this, in Kivule they have built a church, borehole to provide clean water and a shop to both benefit the community of subsistence farmers and provide income to help pay the teachers’ salaries.
St Brelade’s College is now supporting a project to build a new school administration block in Kivule. This will house offices for the headmaster, director and staff room for the teachers, thereby providing them with comfortable areas to prepare for their classes and assist in the education of the local children.
St Brelades College has pledged £1 for every student attending the school since the start of 2018. Through this and other fundraising we have now raised over £2,200 toward our goal of £3,200 which we hope to reach in the new year.
If you would like to help us reach our goal, please feel free to make a donation on our payment page with the reference “Kivule”.