Supporting children’s education in Africa
Through the vision and legacy of one woman, Trinity Churches can support three innovative projects working with young people and teaching staff in Zambia and Uganda.
ABout 15 years ago Pat Wedge – a member of Trinity Churches – left a legacy to “support the education of children in Africa”. Part of this legacy has been used to provide education bursaries for young people in Fiwiila, Zambia. These bursaries are now drawing to a close. In 2022 the remaining money from the legacy has been committed to some exciting new projects run by two charities – Vinjeru School Trust in Zambia and Red Earth Education in Uganda.
Vinjeru School is a growing not for profit, Christian secondary school in Kapiri in Zambia. Part of the funding provided by Pat Wedge’s legacy will be used to construct a fourth classroom block at the school. This will enable the school to support more young people through secondary education. Vinjeru School will receive further funding to provide bursaries for 23 disadvantaged young people – providing vital financial support through the student’s five years of school.
The final project focuses on training and supporting teachers. Red Earth Education have been working in Uganda over 17 years. Funding from Pat Wedge’s legacy will be used to fund a pilot project of mathematics teacher training for teachers in Masindi Primary Schools in Uganda. We reckon that this will impact 40 teachers and over 30,000 children over a three year period.
We look forward to updates from Vinjeru School and Red Earth Education as their projects progress – our hope being that many young people and teaching staff will now have access to opportunities that would not otherwise be available – through the gift of Mrs Pat Wedge.
If you would like further information about any of these projects do look at the charity websites
Vinjeru School Trust https://www.vinjeruschooltrust.org/
Red Earth Education. https://www.redeartheducation.org/
Or speak to a member of the MRDC or staff team here at Trinity Churches.
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