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The Uphill Times — April 2017

School's Out! No, In! School's In!

Uganda's new academic year began in February, and Uphill Junior School was delighted to welcome back all ten year groups (three Kindergarten, and seven Primary). This term, though, everybody is on the new school site for the very first time.

The new BLUE classroom block has been a talking point throughout the Iruhuura community and has brought smiles to everyone's faces – even the local planning officer's! With the new buildings and the new site, there's a perfect space for work, rest and play.

Kindergarten and Primaries 1-4 are being taught in the transplanted wooden buildings from the original site. Now, though, the classrooms have wooden shutters and doors to keep out the rain. We are actively fundraising for the next classroom block (see below) so these youngsters can be taught in the same clean, spacious environment as their schoolmates.

Before that, a separate latrine for the teachers was desperately needed. Good news! The teachers' latrine is being built and everyone is flushed with success! (Sorry.) 

On Your Marks, Get Set...
The Uphill Marathon Runners 2017

In April and May this year 6 super-fit Uphill supporters will be pounding out some long-distance runs to raise money to help build that second permanent classroom block for the children currently being taught in the school's wooden buildings. All six have been training hard over the winter months – running in snow, overcoming injuries, dodging mince pies, and shaking off winter bugs. The runners will clock up 143 miles on the event days – never mind all the training miles – can you help to make it all worthwhile?

Just to be clear, they're running for Uphill, not actually uphill all the way – that would be too cruel!
Uphill's Teaching Team
The school now has 12 qualified classroom teachers, plus a bursar and, of course, Director Elius. The Uphill Trust's priority is to pay their salaries because without talents like these, all the buildings in the world couldn't bring education to Iruhuura's children. As ever, we need your help to keep doing thls and every single pound counts!
If you shop on the internet we are going to ask a favour. Would you please register with Give as you Live and choose The Uphill Trust as your preferred charity. It is really easy to use and online stores from Amazon to Zavvi will make a donation to us when you place an order.
If you've already signed up, thanks, so far we have raised over £100 doing our shopping...
Patience Goes Uphill
This 32-page full-colour book has been specially written and illustrated for the Trust by up-and-coming Scottish comic artist Catriona Laird.

Catriona has recently graduated from Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design – this is her second book.

"My aim was to inform kids and adults alike about the situation of many children in rural Uganda who desperately need the opportunity for an education to free them from a life of poverty."
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"The story of Patience was inspired by the enormous struggle faced by them to get even a basic education. I've followed Patience on her journey from working on the family farm to becoming a pupil at Uphill Junior."

You can see more of the book and Catriona's other work by clicking on this text

You can obtain a copy of the book for £8 plus £2 postage in the UK. Contact us for overseas rates through our Gifts That Give page.

All proceeds from this book will go to support education at the school.

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