The Mityana Community Development Foundation

mityana-foundation-2_sA few weeks ago AWB shipped by air cargo a 312kgs load of donated goods to Entebbe, Uganda en route to Mityani, a town about two hours drive to the west of the airport. Carolyn Taylor first visited the area in 2000 as a Scout Leader and Public Health Nurse and, wishing to help the local community and support their development, in 2007 started the Mityana Community Development Foundation of which she is now Chair of the trustees.

mityana-foundation-1_slThe Mityana Community Development Foundation and the 21st Whitley (St Peter’s) Scout Group led by Beaver Leader Claire Gauld, who is also Secretary of the Foundation School Group, work together to improve the town and have built a community centre with a library, an Internet cafe that offers adult literacy classes and a credit union. They have also built six class rooms for the local primary school and plan to build a dormitory for kids who do not live close to the town. Supplies are also donated and the load shipped by AWB included school books, clothes, Scout uniforms, first aid kits, tents and school trophies, some of which can be seen in the photograph. AWB is delighted to support them in the good work they are doing.

Lifewaterlifewater_sMore recently AWB also shipped by air cargo to Entebbe Airport a smaller load of Lifewater water purifying kits for use in Kasese on the western border of Uganda. The kits are assembled locally at destination using filters with a life of up to a year and are donated to centres such as clinics, hospitals and schools. In the photo school children are being shown an assembled kit. The clean water provided prevents disease and saves lives and AWB is proud of the association we have had with Lifewater over many years.