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The Uphill Times — September 2016

Another Brick In The Wall

In March this year, under the watchful eyes of the trustees and with great ceremony, the ground for the first of Uphill’s three-classroom blocks was broken.

Since then, the local builders’ efforts have seen the block rise steadily from the fertile soil.

The foundation base and walls shot up very quickly, followed by the roof, the verandah and the entrance ramps for each classroom.

Once the roof was on, the workers could pour the internal concrete screed floor; the best surface for withstanding the daily wear and tear of busy classroom life.

Now that the chalkboards and storage shelves are up, the Primary 4, 5 and 6 classes will be moving in next term.

There’s still some final plastering, painting and glazing to be done but that will wait until the long school holiday in December and January – for now everyone just wants the children to benefit from the hugely improved facilities.

Singing In The Rain

Although headmaster Elius has some moves, no-one will be doing a Gene Kelly dance number when the rain comes to Iruhuura, but at least they’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that the water falling on the latrine roof is being collected in a monster 1000 litre tank.

The gathered rainwater will give the children on the new school site clean water for hand-washing and drinking.

As well as being ecologically sound, in an area with no mains water, this means fewer back-breaking trips to the well down the hill in the heat.

Once funds permit, even larger collection tanks will sit beside the classroom blocks doing the same job.

All we need is the money.

The Only Way Is Up!

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(And it won’t cost you a penny or a cent.)
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The Uphill Trust is registered as a beneficiary of these donations.
You have to register yourself on the GoRaise website — click here — but it’s very quick and straight-forward.
(And free.)
Once that’s done, as long as you go to the online retailers’ sites via the GoRaise website — click here — every time you buy something, the school and the children in Uganda will benefit.
We guarantee to make all the donations go a long way.

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