Thursday, November 09, 2006



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General Information

Three years ago, St Andrew’s College transition year students started the Uganda Project. The aim was simple; we wanted to actively support a community less fortunate than our own. The TY program has raised funds each year since 2005 for three institutions, and in doing so has raised awareness throughout the school of the ongoing needs in Uganda.

With the funds raised to date, we have purchased a mini-bus for the orphanage in Jinja, financed the building of an out-patients wing at Kisiizi Hospital and extensively refurbished the school buildings in Rubiriizi village. In addition to this we have supported many other smaller projects.

Every penny we raise goes entirely to the projects in Uganda. We are very proud of the fact that St Andrews College Transition Year have made a real difference in these communities and will continue to do so with your help.

The Hospital

Kisiizi hospital has been in existence for over fifty years. In Ugandan terms it is quite a well run rural medical centre powered by electricity generated from a beautiful waterfall which gives the hospital its name. It provides maternity, surgical, psychiatric and rehabilitation services. However much of its infrastructure is basic and outdated, indeed some of its facilities are Wholly inadequate and in desperate need of improvement. For example,

the outpatients facilities are limited to two or three small treatment cubicles and a reception office, patients use the grass outside as a waiting area.

The School

Rubiriizi secondary school is three kilometers down the dirt road and is significantly more basic. The school caters for about 200 students with over 50 boarders. Its buildings are mud and wood construction with old tin roofs and students often sit four to a desk. School food is very basic and occasionally runs out before the end of term causing school to close. Until recently no permanent toilet facilities existed. We aim to consult with the staff and students and fund a range of infrastructure improvements including new kitchen facilities, a food storage hut and ongoing classroom improvements.

The Orphanage

Jinja is about 3 hours drive east of Kampala. The Orphanage is run by an American couple Bob and Carolyn.The orphanage caters for children from birth right up to 18 years old. At 18 they have, by law, to leave the Orphanage.

Our aim is to continue our support of those orphans who are required to leave the orphanage at 18 years old and to improve the living environment for those who remain.

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the the text for the MS Office class.

'Each country has different fertility rates. For example, countries such as Uganda has a high fertility rates, while Japan and UK has low fertility rates. Referring to the world census of 2006, fertility rate of Uganda is 6.9, Japan is 1.3, and UK is 1.8. There are various factors to make those fertility rates different. Most factors are related to economic situation of the country. From the world census of 2006, we can see the negative correlation between fertility rate and GNI, which means LEDCs tend to have higher fertility rates and MEDCs have lower fertility rates. In this essay, factors that affect high fertility rates and low fertility rates, and problems in countries with low fertility rates are going to be discussed'.

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