December 2019 - Baskets
Baskets for sale at Dunstan Thomas in the UK. All the baskets were sold in two days. We collected over £300. The money will be sent back to the Empower Her programme to re-invest and provide payments for the work.
November 2019 - Baskets
After a month of operations, the Empower Her woman have produced a large number of baskets and mats. Many of these have been transported to the UK where they have been sold to staff at Dunstan Thomas for Christmas gifts.
Preparing the baskets for the display. and putting some finishing touches
Putting some finishing touches to a basket.
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November 2019 - Videos of the Empower Her Programme
Preparing Dye - have a look at the video of the Empower Her class preparing dye for the baskets - Video.
Weaving Baskets - have a look at the video of the Empower Her class preparing dye for the baskets - Video.
October 2019 - The Empower Her Programme
SGP launches the Empower Her programme designed to help girls aged 15 – 20 who have had their education interrupted by teenage pregnancy, develop skills to support themselves. Follow the Empower Her link to find out more.
September 2019 - Nombe latrines complete
The September Newsletter is available. In this issue we look at the work that has been completed over the last few months. The newsletter also has details of the new Empower Her Project and the fund raising activities held in August. Download Newsletter.
August 2019 - Nombe latrines complete
The girls latrines for Nombe are now complete.
August 2019 - The maternity and pediatric ward
The roof is now on the maternity and pediatric ward, the floor is being installed and walls plastered next. The building is expected to be completed by the end of August.
July 2019 - The girls latrine block at Nombe Primary School
With over 400 girls and just under 300 boys, building a latrine block for the girls is a much needed addition to the school. The latrine block has an additional girls changing room. The latrine will be complete by September
July 2019 - The bio toilet at Rubguri Primary School
Father Nestorio stiring the additional cow dung in the school bio toilet to kick off the chemical reaction which will see human waste transformed into methane, that will be used in the kitchen and animal feed and fertiliser.
May 2019 - The maternity and pediatric ward
The roof is now on the maternity and pediatric ward, waiting for iron sheets to complete. The doors and windows will be installed next. The building is expected to be completed by the end of August.
May 2019 - The Music School
The music school marching band performs in Rubuguri.
The music school performs in the grounds of St Joseph's Primary School in Rubuguri.
May 2019 - Akengayo
The classroom at Akengayo is now ready for the floor to go in ready for the start of term at the end of May.
May 2019 - Iron sheets
Singing Gorilla Projects has funded the re-roofing of six schools in the area with iron sheets. Each school has receieved 100 iron sheets. The schools are in the villages of Mwumba, Rushabarara, Rutooma as well as Nkuringo Childcare, St Joseph's and Rubuguri Primary in Rubuguri. The iron sheets were delivered to the Volcano House in Nkuringo for collection. Parents and children arrived to collect and transport the iron sheets on foot back to the schools. Many of the schools are significant distances from the Volcano House. The local community shows an amzaing spirit of team work to work together for the benefit of their community schools.
May 2019 - Murore
The classroom at Murore is now complete and has been used for classes already. This was funded by our friends Kevin and Dawn Smith from Chicago.
The plaque on the classroom at Murore.
The new eight stanza latrines at the school.
The new girls changing room, now a standard feature in the facilities Singing Gorilla Projects builds. Not only does this mean that girls continue to stay at school, the overall drop out of girls is set to decline.
April 2019 - Suma
The new eight stanza latrines at the school opening ceremony, with project director Chris Read and Pius Rwomushana the manager for education projects.
The new girls changing room, a new innovation for schools. These have been built to encourage girls to stay at school, whilst they are menstruating. In the past many would not come to school whilst having their periods. The changing rooms give the girls a private space.
The construction of the Nkuringo Green Hill Health Centre Maternity and Paedeatric wards take shape. The ward is due to be finished by the end of April. This will be followed by a fit out with services commencing in 2020.
The first day of term with the Iryavumba crew. Girls and boys in their secondary school looking forward to term time. Most of these kids are effected buy HIV in one way or another. Singing Gorila Projects supports the school with the intake of HIV possitive children.