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What happens to your money?

Since April 2007 we have been able to off set the administrative costs in the UK & Uganda from a proportion of the Gift Aid that we receive from the Inland Revenue. Therfore all the money you give, and most of the gift aid we recieve goes directly to those who need it.

In order to be as open and accountable as possible we operate a Grant Application system. When the schools identify an area of need, they apply with the help of our Local Administrator in Uganda for a grant and each application is reviewed by the Trustees.

Those applications that we are able to fund are monitored to ensure funds are used appropriately and where possible a financial audit trail is kept. Through this we have funded capital projects such as building new classrooms, latrines and a Water Harvesting System. Regular costs such as the teachers' salaries at Rock of Joy and educational bursaries at Nansana Royal are met through our Educational Support Scheme funded by our regular donors. We try to work with other agencies such WaterAid, for example in the construction of a new rain water harvesting system at Nansana.

Gordon & Sue Thomas visit Uganda regularly to provide support and encouragement as well as to monitor the progress of projects & we have been able to support visits to the UK by Pastor Steven Kimbowa from Lungujja which have been extremely positive in their impact.

School Links

Through the Trust a number of primary schools here in the UK have developed links with the schools in Uganda. These relationships have been beneficial for all the children and teachers involved. We hope to develop this work with UK schools further by supplying resources and materials to be used in assemblies and lessons. If you would be interested in this please get in touch.

UK Office

As we endeavour to keep our running costs to a minimum our administrative work is carried out on voluntary basis. Mrs Sue Thomas oversees the day to day running of the Trust as well as managing the projects from a distance! We are grateful to Mrs Julie Ratcliffe who supports Sue & deals with our correspondence. We are also thankful to a number of other volunteers have helped in the office particularly at Christmas time! Our administrative costs in the UK now cover bank transfer charges, stationery, postage and technical support. However, the Trustees will monitor this as we continue to grow.
Administration in Uganda

We now employ Mrs Topi Nava as our Local Administrator in Uganda. She provides support for both schools in making applications to the Trust, oversees the distribution of the funds we send & ensures that both schools are accountable for the way your donations are used. She also provides practical support to the schools in record keeping & is answerable to our Local Advisory Board. She is currently attending a business administration course which is providing her with useful skills which will support the development of our work.

Local Advisory Board

As our work has developed it has become important to register the Trust in Uganda. The Trustees have appointed a Local Advisory Board which consists of the President of the Ugandan Christian Lawyers Association, the Chaplain to the Archbishop of Uganda and a retired banking official who have overseen our registration as an organisation in Uganda.
The LAB will be responsible for the management of our bank accounts and financial matters in Uganda & to provide a base which enables us toown land or buildings on behalf of the schools, to protect finds given to the trust, and ensure the future stability these schools need.
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