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