St. Peter's Church is sponsoring Mary
St. Peter's Church is sponsoring Mary, a 5 year old Ugandan girl. Our sponsorship will continue throughout her education. We began the sponsorship in 2013 and we hope to have updates abour Mary's progress. Please check back regularly.
Thank you for sponsoring Mary
We are fortunate to have received an airmail letter and some pictures from Mary.
Here is the airmail letter with some of her drawings at the bottom.
Following are three pictures which were taken last year but have only just arrived.
The first is a picture of Mary and her Family, the second of Mary, her family and the school comittee and the third is of the land they hoped to buy for making into the school playground.
The final six pictures are of Mary, her family and her friends.
A Letter from Mary - Feb 2015
We have received a letter from Mary following her birthday. The photocopy is not very good, so I have typed the content of the letter out as well. There are some pencil drawings just visible at the bottom of the letter.
My Dear Friends at
St Peter's Church
Hoping that you are all well. Me and my family are happily leaving (living) and they have all greeted.
I was very grateful for the birthday gifts you sent to me. I liked the all the ribbons as you put the in the card.
On my birthday we all went to church with all my family members from church, we got back home and lots of food and drinks. We prepared bananas, dried fish and cassava as we took millet flour for porridge. It was so good because it wqas my birthday. In the evening I went out with my friends for rope skipping.
How do you spend your birthdays.
With hope to heare from you all soon.
Written by helper Annet
We are pleased to share Mary's 2014 progressive report. I'm sure everyone will be pleased to see what she has been doing and what she wants for the future.
A cheque for £1250 has been sent to World Vision for the extra support of our sponsored child, Mary, and her village in Uganda. This was the amount donated in memory of April Jones. We will hear, in due course, how the money has been spent. This may take a little time to organise but I will pass on all the information as soon as I have it. We are very grateful for people’s generosity.
October 2013 - Sponsorship begins.
Mary lives wjth her parents. She is not currently enrolled at school but education is one of the priorities of the sponsorship project.
Like children everywhere Mary loves to play when she has the chance and her favourite pastime is playing ball games, Mary also has to help out at home where her special job is fetching water.
Mary's community is located in Central Uganda, in a district where most people are subsistence farmers and grow crops which include maize, potatoes, cassava and pineapples. Some of their produce is sold but most farmers use the crops to help feed their families.
Child Sponsorship will enable healthcare professionals to provide information and advice to communities about greater hygiene and sanitation, and also encourage the vaccination of children against prevencable diseases.
Thanks to Sponsorship, school management committees will be formed and teachers will be trained on improving their teaching skills. The communities will be fully involved in all the programme's activities, so that they will develop the knowledge and confidence they need to take the work forward when the project phases out in 2022.
More information about child sponsorship can be found at www.worldvision.org.uk