Passing on the baton!

Martin  tells me that we have 5 young boys training to be carpenters at Jim’s Shed, our woodwork training centre, in Rukungiri. They are learning basic woodworking skills and helping to make furniture for customers. This helps create an income which enables them to earn a living and also gives them the opportunity to help make desks and furniture for the Emily Collins School in Kisoro. Multiple wins all round eh?!

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Building the roof!

Building the roof!

We call it 'building the roof' but in reality we are currently trying to finish building the slab for the first floor which will, in time, become the base for the next floor. This is only the long section of the 'L' shaped building and once the concrete has set, the...

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One Million Steps!

One Million Steps!

One Million Steps! We’d like to invite you to join us in a virtual ‘walk around the world in 80 days’. Get fit, improve your well being and raise money to rescue vulnerable children from the fields, streets and jungles around Kisoro. My friend Greg and I have linked...

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Pamphill & Kisoro ‘twinned’ and in harmony

Pamphill & Kisoro ‘twinned’ and in harmony

I was honoured to be invited to give a talk about the Emily Collins School at a parents event at Pamphill First School last evening. The schools are ‘twinned’ and exchange videos that have been made by the children so they can all learn things about and from each...

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Fundraising support – 2024 Calendars

Fundraising support – 2024 Calendars

We are able to offer the choice of 2 different calendars for 2024. All we ask is a donation of £15 per calendar and, as you know, 100% of your donation goes directly to the school. Here are photos of the content in the calendars...please click on this link to go to...

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September 2023 Activity Update

September 2023 Activity Update

Lots going on at The Emily Collins School…children being creative, teachers having meetings and everyone having fun in the sunshine! Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue our building programme [gallery...

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Building the next floor

Building the next floor

Fundraising has been tough this year with the state of the economy in the west and the war in Ukraine, quite understandably, having an impact on people’s ability to give. However, despite reduced funds Martin and his team at OFHM manage their resources well and...

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Exciting teaching lessons

Exciting teaching lessons

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Encouraging Visitors

Encouraging Visitors

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