In early 2023 our club member Richard Nayan visited Kampala, Uganda with Zahid Sheikh from TEAMS charity Leicester. The trip consisted of a visit to Jinja to explore what could be done to improve the facilities at a local school. Richard immediately realised there was a massive rich and poor divide in the country, where most live below £2.50 a day and suffer from extreme poverty and have limited access to fresh clean drinking water.
Visiting Jinja District Council
Visit To Magwa Primary, Jinja
Magwa Primary is a stone’s throw from the main road in Jinja. Richard had the pleasure of not only viewing the school, but he spoke to some of the students and staff.
He was struck by the major differences including outdoor food preparation and cooking and outdoor dining, yet the conditions in which the cooking took place would have far from met the UK health and safety requirements.
He observed that there was a lack of running water at the school, including extremely poor sanitation and hygiene conditions for the girls who attended the school. He also met children to were carrying up to 20 litres of water sometimes twice a day from a water Well close to the school.