Jenn Dutton takes on the London Marathon for LTHT

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London Marathon
Jenn Dutton

My name is Jenn Dutton.  I am 23 years old and a full time nanny. I love to cook, bake and travel. On April 24th 2016, I will  be racing in one of the great British sporting events, the Virgin Money London Marathon  on behalf of LTHT.  The London Marathon is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.

Why am I doing the London Marathon?

I love to set myself challenges and believe that you must always push yourself and try new things. I really enjoy running and exploring new places with it.

I truly believe that LTHT is a fantastic charity and I would like to support the work that they do around Menstrual Hygiene for rural girls in Uganda . 

Rural girls in Uganda miss several days of school per year due to lack of sanitary towels. This, in turn, leads to many girls school results suffering and some girls even dropping out of school as a result. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can make a difference to such girls if we work together

I like the unique ways in which LTHT works to improve the daily lives and futures of the women in Ruhanga . This inspires me greatly to train my hardest and give the marathon my all.

I hope to raise a lot of money for this small charity so they can help the people of Ruhanga to help themselves.

Please support me by making a donation at

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JenniferDutton1

Every little helps

https://www.myfundraisingfilm.com/view/080c5507-2893-4941-9786-94ac7e34df95?utm_source=RenderComplete&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=myfundraisingfilm

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Skills Development in Rural Uganda

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I can’t believe it is June already.

Alex and the rest of the team have been busy at the Skills Development Centre in Ruhanga and this post is to provide you with an update

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Skills development in rural Uganda
Feedback Session

The Skills Development Centre draws participants from two local primary schools as well as a  secondary school.

During the first three months, participants were allocated a space in either the tailoring or the computing workshop.

At the end of the first three months, the workshop facilitators solicited views from the participants with a view to get a clearer understanding as to what it is they got out of the workshops as well as what could be improved in the second semester.

Alex and his team report general satisfaction with respect to delivery and knowledge gained from the workshops. 

Sewing Workshop

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Tailoring workshop

The sewing instructor guiding participants during sewing workshop.

This workshop attracts more participants than the Computing workshops. The main reason participants are attracted to this workshop is because most are unlikely  to progress to higher education. Tailoring skills provide them the best opportunity to earn an income once they drop out of  the formal education.

A tailor makes an average of 20,000 Ugandan Shillings or £4.27   a day in Uganda. In a country where some live on less than £1 a day this is a good wage

Skills development in rural Uganda
Tailoring workshops – Ruhanga

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Menstrual Hygiene day
Homemade sanitary towels

On Thursday 28 May 2015 the world celebrated the second Menstrual Hygiene Day. Through the Skills Development Initiative girls are taught how to make sanitary towels as part of our Menstrual Hygiene programme.  I will provide feedback on the impact of this particular programme on girls in due course

Support

We have made a lot of progress and with you help we can do a lot more. To donate to this initiative please visit our Virgin page

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/skills4girls

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