Mityana Community Development

Supporting 21st Whitley Bay Scout Group

Mityana Community Development


The Mityana Community Development Foundation is based in Uganda.  Our Rotary Club has been delighted to support Trustees and leaders of the 21st Whitley Bay Scout Group in the rebuilding of the School and its classrooms.

This has enabled the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay to jointly support the Mityana Rotary Club and purchase the electrical equipment for the rewiring of the school and supply fifteen Aqua Filters, which are now supplying clean water to the local community.


 










In February 2014 the club, with assistance from District 1030, raised funds to purchase a large Aqua Filter which is sufficient to supply a Village of 1,500 people with clean water each day, as well as one small Aqua Filter, sufficient to provide a family with clean water every day.

There was even enough left in the funds raised to help with the purchase of chairs and tables sorely needed for the Mityana School, which were manufactured locally, thus benefitting the local society in several ways.

















Whitley Bay Rotary Club - Brushing Up On Its DIY Skills

Picture Shows ( Left to Right ) ; Michael Taylor ( Scout leader & Trustee ), Carolyn Taylor ( Scouter & Chair MCDF ), Rotarians Martin Macray, Maggie Richardson and President David Wilkinson, followed by Ellie Marsh, Alf Vissenga, Hetti Vissenga, and Amy Parrack.

Following a recent visit to the Rotary Club, Carolyn Taylor, Scouter from the Whitley Bay 21st Scout Group, was delighted to receive a cheque from the Rotary Club, which will enable the Mityana, Community Building Project to continue into its final phase.

During the last few years, Carolyn and her team have been organising and re-building a school in Mityana, Uganda.

As the re-building process nears its final completion, newly elected Club President, David Wilkinson, was delighted to be able to add the finishing touches to the project.Saying, 'we have in the past funded the rewiring, bought tables, chairs, and water purifying Aquafilters.Now we are able to contribute to the final stages of the re-build, by purchasing flooring and paint to complete the project. Carolyn has visited our club a number of times in recent years, and I am delighted to see all my fellow Rotarians have got their brushes, paints and DIY skills ready for the final phase'.

Carolyn Taylor, Chair of the Mityana Development Foundation said, 'it has been a very busy year or two, demolishing the old wooden building, overseeing a new bricks and mortar school now with Community Centre, Library, and accommodation for the teachers, as well as classrooms for approximately 200 pupils.It has been a long journey, and no one can ever fully measure the outcome of our work in Mityana, but the level of love, and the appreciation is always recognised no matter how large or small a donation is - When I see all the faces when I arrive I know it will make a difference'.

If you would like to support their fund raising events, please make donations through Rotary Club of Whitley Bay or directly to the 21st Whitley Bay Scout Group at their Headquarters based behind the Ice Rink in Whitley Bay, or find them on  Mityana Community Development Foundation .


Whitleys, Scouting Grand National


The Whitley Bay Rotary Club have in recent years been supporting the 21st Whitley Bay Scouts
& Trustees in their mission to support the Mityana School Development Fund in Uganda.

Currently the Scouts & Trustees are supporting a building and refurbishment programme for two new school dormitories for the Kigogozi Primary School in Mityana

Carolyn Taylor, chair of the trustees, makes regular visits to the school complex in Uganda, to monitor, direct and advise on the progress being made in the re-building programme.



As this is one of the overseas developments that the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay supports, we were pleased to welcome back Carolyn at a recent club meeting.

At this special meeting, the club was delighted to hear of the progress being made throughout the school and to hear about the development and construction of the newly proposed dormitories, which will accommodate forty boys and girls, all of who would normally have to travel for over three hours to get to school.

Carolyn explained that the building of the dormitories at the school would enable the children to be accommodated over night, because currently, they were sleeping on the floor of their classroom !

Rotary President David Wilkinson said, 'We are very keen to support this new venture. Therefore, I am proposing that we donate funds of £ 1,000, to help furnish the interior of the dormitories with new beds and lockers'.

President David added, 'I am shocked to discover that these primary school children are currently having to sleep on the floors of their classrooms. As my wife currently works in a Whitley Bay First School, I cannot imagine the practical difficulties she would have to endure, if this was happening in Whitley Bay. So, I am delighted that our Rotary Club will be able to help these young people and give them the opportunity not only to have a better learning experience, but a good night sleep as well !'.


In the unexpected absence of President David Wilkinson, Senior Vice President Tore Skjaerstad is seen here presenting a cheque to Carolyn Taylor of 21st Whitley Bay Scout Group & Chair of Trustees for the Mityana project, and ably supported by 'guest fillies' at the recent St Georges Race Night held in the Scout Hut behind the ice ring in Whitley Bay.


Rotary and Scouts Join Forces Again

The Whitley Bay Rotary Club have in recent times been supporting the 21st Whitley Bay Scouts in their mission to support the Mityana School Development in Uganda.  The troop is currently supporting a building and refurbishment programme for two new dormitories in the Kigogozi Primary School, Mityana, Uganda.

Carolyn Taylor, chair of the trustees, makes regular visits to the school complex in Uganda, to monitor, direct and advise on the progress being made in the re-building programme.

As this is one of the overseas developments that the Whitley Bay Rotary Club supports, we were pleased to welcome back Carolyn Taylor and Claire Gauld back to the club for an update on the redevelopment project.

During the meeting, the club was delighted to hear of the progress being made throughout the school and to hear about the construction of the new dormitories, which accommodate forty boys and girls who would normally travel on foot for up to three hours each day.

Carolyn explained that the building of the dormitories at the school enabled the children to be accommodated overnight, because currently, they were sleeping on the floor of their classroom!

Rotary President Tore Skjærstad said, ‘We are very keen to continue our support in this  programme of developments and I am delighted that we are able to donate from our overseas charity account, a further £ 400.00 to enable the new build to be painted and redecorated throughout’.

President Tore Skjærstad, centred in our picture, is seen with fellow Rotarian Martin Macray, Chairman of International Developments, presenting a cheque to Carolyn Taylor  ( left ), Chair &Trustee, and Claire Gauld  ( right ), Secretary & Trustee for the Mityana School project.