Kikobero is a relatively small rural community on the foothills of Mount Elgon in Uganda.
Over the past 10 years, Sunnyhill have supported various projects in Kikobero Village and many people from the church have had the opportunity to see first hand the needs of the community and the difference we can make.
Over 90% of the population are subsistence farmers (they farm the land to feed their families or sell produce to support their immediate needs).
In recent years we at Sunnyhill have focussed our support on Wake Up Primary School, a Christian school at the heart of Kikobero community founded by Martin Nangoli, with whom we have partnered for over 10 years.
In 2016 we provided shoes (welly boots) to all 425 children at the school.
In 2017 we provided blankets and a weeks supply of food to 1100 children.
In 2018 we took on the ambitious task of building a toilet block at the school.
Christmas Appeal 2019
This year, our appeal is two fold. We are asking for £10 (or multiples of £10) to provide:
School bags for all the children who attend Wake Up School, containing: stationary items, books, bible, hygiene products and a torch.
Plus…benches (desk and chair combo) for the classrooms. Currently, many of the children have to sit on the floor during lessons.
Please give by following the link below.
You can also give at a contactless station at any of our Sunday services, or place a marked envelope in the bucket during the offering.
Facilities are available at all campuses.
The Coffee we drink at Sunnyhill comes direct from Kikobero Village, directly supporting the farmers and their families.
The same coffee is also available to purchase from the Connect Point.
The Esther Project is run by Martin’s sister (Esther!), this project provides feminine hygiene products to the girls at Wake Up Primary School.
It had been identified that girls were missing up to a week of school per month. Wake up Primary School now has 100% attendance amongst girls, and is leading the way with this in Uganda.