A special African Inspired Dinner event is happening in Walton on Thames, Surrey on 18th October to raise money for project in Uganda that is providing training and skills for girls – specifically providing new sanitation and toilets at training workshops.
Ida Horner, from Walton- on-Thames, is originally from Uganda. Having seen first-hand the challenges that young girls have to overcome in the rural parts of Uganda, Ida was determined to make a difference.
She set up a charity ‘Let Them Help Themselves out of Poverty’ (LTHT) which aims to equip young people with essential education and skills that will transform their lives.
“Women face particular challenges in continuing in training and education as they are frequently obliged to drop out of school at the time of menstruation because of the lack of proper sanitation. Our work has helped to provide education for several hundred children, but we also want to help the young people develop skills that will give them the opportunity to become economically independent. We have built a training centre and just need the toilet block for it to be completed.”
Recent news about the Ebola virus has brought the world’s attention to Africa – and of the essential role that sanitation plays in preventing the spread of this terrible disease.
The African Inspired Dinner & Dance will take place at St Andrew’s Church Hall on 18th October from 5.30 to 11pm. Tickets are £20 and all proceeds will go to building toilets at this project.
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Let Them Help Themselves Out of Poverty (LTHT) is a UK registered community regeneration Charity No. 1127387 and has been working in Ruhanga SW Uganda since 2008.
The initial focus was the provision of social services, which have included building a new Nursery and Primary school for 500 children, and providing access to clean water via gravity fed water system, which now feeds fresh water from 20 taps into three schools and three different villages.Having completed these initiatives LTHT started to address the lack of access to jobs the village.
Working with girls from a local secondary school on acquiring skills they can take to market and under this initiative (SKILLS 4 GIRLS) they have completed the construction of two classrooms but they urgently need toilet and washing facilities.
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