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Uganda Schools Trust

The trust is a small charity registered in Scotland. Set up in 2009, it supports 3 schools in the west of Uganda, with 100% of all donations going directly to its charitable aims, as no administrative expenses are claimed by the trustees.

For some years the Trust has sponsored a number of girls to continue their education, and it provides lunches daily in term time for some 120 children who would otherwise go without.

It is now committed to supporting 2 new projects being promoted by parents’ groups. One will replace temporary wooden buildings, which have bare earth floors, with a two-storey classroom block. The other will provide living accommodation for girls who have to travel substantial distances each day. The parents themselves will give time and labour to the project, but funds are needed for the materials required.

Aberdeen Cyrenians

Aberdeen Cyrenians began in 1968 as a soup kitchen run in the city’s Castlegate, and this led on to the opening of a night shelter. Since then it has developed a range of residential accommodation and supportive services for homeless people or those at risk of homelessness.

Today the organisation runs 2 units providing residential and respite care accommodation to 29 adults who face a range of personal difficulties. Care and support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from a dedicated team of Resettlement Workers. 

It also offers support to vulnerable individuals e.g. women who have experienced violence and abuse, or people endeavouring to secure and hold down a tenancy of their own. Among these projects are a Women’s Group, a drop-in centre, a resettlement support team, information and advice, and a service providing a hot meal, a mail box service and access to showering and laundry facilities for those who are without a home.