Christ Church, Lisburn, team prepares to visit Ugandan school

By karen

Pupils at St Apollo School,  Luwero, Uganda, celebrate their new school which was funded by Christ Church, Lisburn. This photo was taken during a previous visit by a team from Christ Church.

Pupils at St Apollo School, Luwero, Uganda, celebrate their new school which was funded by Christ Church, Lisburn. This photo was taken during a previous visit by a team from Christ Church.

A team from Christ Church, Lisburn, will leave for Uganda on February 18 to run teaching and other activities in a school built with funds raised by parishioners.

In 2009 the parish began a journey to explore the possibility of developing a partnership with a community in Africa building on strong support for mission partnership over many years in the church.

The parish spoke to a number of mission agencies and linked up with Fields of Life whose heart is for education in central Africa and who have built over 100 schools in that area.

The present St Apollo School, Kasizi, Luwero in Uganda was established in 2007, but only had the use of one small building and had to hold many classes under trees.

The parishioners of Christ Church responded generously, and raised £75,000. Through the partnership with Fields of life, two new blocks of classrooms were built at the St Apollo School in early 2012.

A team from Chirst Church, along with friends from Lisburn Rotary travelled to the school in February …read more

Read the full article here: http://connor.anglican.org/2015/01/23/christ-church-lisburn-team-prepares-visit-ugandan-school/


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