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News Archive(Added 18/08/00!)
It's wet here

Heavy rains hampered the progress of the Igangan Unit led by Mark Purkiss, a Cub Scout Leader in Farnham, Surrey. His is the youngest Unit in the country and they are working hard on a classroom project for a local school. This school has few resources and more than 200 children to a class.

Mark reports: We arrived in Iganga on Monday the 14th after a short drive from the camp site in Jinja. Our small group of 11 were ushered into a small office to receive a warm welcome from the Town Mayor. In the blistering heat we set up camp and acclimatised, the team organised a shopping party who went to the local market to find supplies.

Then the rain came, and it didn't stop, in the five days that we have been in Uganda it has rained for three of them.

Several tents were washed out at Jinja and we had only just got them dry when it rained again.

Our village project is well under way and going strong, despite the rain and Purkiss's jokes.

Everyone is enjoying themselves and is in perfect health.

A few more photographs came in from Uganda taken by Bill Barnes. They are of the arrival at Entebbe, the Mubende Project where great progress is being made to replace a dilapidated classroom and of the Entebbe Project. Thanks Bill.

At Mityana Geoff Dunstan and party are well on their way to building a new classroom to replace the broken down one made of wood and straw. Despite the rain they report that the classroom is already up to shoulder height and should be finished in the next couple of days.

Please see the photos and read the story.