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2015 news

December 2015

University of Warwich students raise money for Singing Gorilla Projects. Have a look at their video raising money on the Singing Gorilla Projects Justgiving page

November 2015 - Singing Gorilla Projects becomes a registered charity

Registered charity in England and Wales (1164315)
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 2400969.
Registered Office 1 Riversdale Gardens, Havant, PO92JB UK, +44 7968 582327

November 2015

Building the Health Centre

September 2015

Indigofest fund raising concert in Horsham a great success - have a look at our YouTube video:

September 2015

Wine tasting at Dunstan Thomas in Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth.

Summer 2015

The Ntungamo School - For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day you can support a child, a school and a community.

July 2015

The July Visit, more water tanks, music and the Ntungamo School

June 2015

Karen Read and Luisa Partridge join Singing Gorilla Projects to run the Step to Health initiative and Light To Read initiative respectively.

May 2015

The May Visit, water tanks, cricket and a whole host of other project work

May 2015

A glokenspiel donated by Jane Roberson and a xylaphone making their way over to Nkuringo in May.

May 2015

Two boys, Patrick and Anatoli are to be enrolled in Bright Future School in May. Patrick wants to be an engineer and Anatoli was to be the President of Uganda! Term ends on April 17th and the new term starts on May 10th. To sponsor a child costs about £35 a term, plus expenses. The first term is more expensive, since the boys have to purchase school uniform, stationary and a mattress! They tend to mostly board at school.

April 2015

Laptops donated by our corporate sponsor, Dunstan Thomas Group. The laptops are for the computer lab at the Bright Future School in Nkuringo

April 2015

Computer lab taking shape at Bright Future School

April 2015

Florence on a Tailoring and Fashion Design at the newly opened Bwindi Community Skills Development Institite

March 2015

The Singing Gorilla Projects office opens for business as a centre for co-ordination and management of the projects as well as an information centre for locals and tourists. Evarist will be running the office that also will double up as a community library.

March 2015

Water Wealth Driving Health Project, sees two water tanks installed

March 2015

In the Step up Up To Health project, the boys are progressing well in their respective medical courses

March 2015

Music school has just opened for business again

March 2015

Laptops donated by Dunstan Thomas, for medical students on the Step Up To Health project. Chris Read receives laptops from Dunstan Thomas's Operations Manager, Rowland Adams, at the Dunstan Thomas office in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

March 2015

Trip to do some initial testing of the solar technology for the Light To Read project. During this trip, we will also assess the feasibility of low powered solar energy as part of the Light To Read project for communities that cannot be connected to the electricity grid. The vision for providing solar energy is that by providing light after dark, school children can continue their studies and do homework in a more conducive environment.

The research and development that Singing Gorilla is currently undertaking is to develop components and kits of solar technology that can be assembled in the community so that it is more supportable locally.

We are installing a further two water tanks as part of our Water Wealth Driving Health project, thanks to sponsorship from Dunstan Thomas our UK corporate partner. This time we shall be moving out of the Nkuringo village area and moving down into the valleys to more remote communities.

February 2015

Four girls, Mandy, Amiri, Catherine and Annah have been sponsored, by members of staff and friends of Dunstan Thomas to attend the Nkuringo Bright Future Pre and Primary School. Enrollment for the start of term was in February. We wish them all the very best and hope they study hard!

January 2015

To install a further three water tanks as part of the water tank project.

For only £650 per tank, we can ship a tank from Kampala all the way to Nkuringo (12 hours by road). We can purchase the bricks and mortar. We contract workman to help us install it. All of this can be done and can provide an enormous benefit to the community.

A single 3000 litre tank can be filled with rain water that is channelled from roof tops and can provide water for 100 people for a week.

These projects have been transformational for the community. It's the job of the children to fetch the water. A three hour round trip to the stream in the valley, twice a day has now been replaced, with more time spent at school.



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