Warminster gives a small helping hand
Fiona Beach-MacGeagh who recently joined the Warminster Admissions Team and Ivy House as a House Tutor, spent July and August supporting a primary school in Uganda. Fiona, a founding member of the charity 'Friends of St. Michael's Girls Primary School, Busembatia, Uganda' helped set up the charity whilst volunteering at the school during her gap year 13 years ago.
St. Michael’s Primary School, Busembatia, Uganda is a government aided school about 88 miles from Kampala and situated in a remote and rural area. There are about 600 girls and 12 boys, both boarding and day scholars. Most come from desperately poor backgrounds and some are orphans who are given food and shelter by the school.
The charity is committed to not only looking after 50 orphans, but also feeding the children a bowl of porridge each day, to enable them to have the energy to continue learning and empowering the girls by giving them skills for when they leave school, rather than getting married at the age of 15.
During Fiona's recent visit, she presented a donation from the IT Department at Warminster School of used keyboards and computer mice. Fiona commented: “The children are thrilled with their new keyboards and they are already being put to good use in the recently built craft and computer room. A big thank you to the IT Department and Warminster School from everyone at St. Michael's.”