That Friday feeling!

This is our celebration Friday dance! the children from we work with at MAWDA in Makerere, Kampala rehearsing and showing off their dancing skills.

Happy Friday!

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Meet Jaliya & ‘Ja-Ja’ Regina

This makes us immensely happy – meet Jaliya’s and ‘jaja’ Regina

Video: how awamu works

I can’t believe that this time last year we were just arriving back to the London from six months in Africa. Awamu was born (by accident) in our last few days in Uganda….we hadn’t intend this to happen – it just did!

Nulu Nabunya from one for women’s groups in Kampala, explains how every  purchase  or donation you make has an impact on the children in their community in this short video….

Awamu is a labour of love for everyone involved and we really hope you like what we have to offer and will tell all your friends about us.

The easiest way to show your support is with a click of the mouse to ‘like’ us on facebook and twitter…it may seem a little thing but it does help to get the message out there.

Awamu means together in L’uganda, the main language spoken in Kampala. We started our project because we were totally bowled over by the drive, dedication and talents of the women in the groups we work with.

Together we want to create a sustainable outlet for our women’s groups. Enabling more women involved in the projects we’re working with to earn a living so they can care for their families and raise money to send the orphaned children in their care to go to school.

How it works:

  • 100% of the money raised through the sale of awamu goods and donations is used to provide education grants so children in our projects are healthier, happier and can go to school.

This video was filmed and edited by Ian Warren and the music is performed by the children who are part of our programme with our women’s group in Makerere (MAWDA).

A special thanks to Sarah (who was too shy to speak but was willing to share) and her baby Jackson.

Video: London to Paris – the movie!

Awamu – London to Paris Ride by Stefan Goodchild

Our team mate Stefan has just just finished editing this small film of our EPIC London to Paris adventure in August.

13 (lovely) people cycled nearly 180 miles over three days through unseasonal rain and wind, we had twelve punctures (two within 20 minutes!) and raised over £15,000 which will support 20 orphaned children like Sentongo and Nagawa in Kampala, enabling them to complete their primary education.

What do you think – fancy joining us on our next challenge in 2012??

Get in touch if you do.

Big thanks and love to Team Awamu: Stefan (filming and cycling!), Kerry, Ian, Tim, Amy, Ben, David, Sam, Joe, Anna, Bernat and Steve (and Emma)….and EVERYONE that sponsored us, came to our events, bought our cakes and took part on our raffles.

Bring on the next challenge!