Gary is a youth leader in two churches in West Sussex.
In August he arrived in Uganda with 3 lads from his Boys Brigade, 8 loaded suitcases, money they had collected in fund raising and lots of enthusiasm, energy and good ideas for the 2 weeks they were going to spend at Kagando.
They decided to focus most of their time on the Primary School which was in great need of a face lift.
They scrubbed, repaired and painted four of the classrooms and organised the installation of ceilings and electricity along with the purchase of some much needed equipment including four items for the playground. What a transformation! The children were so excited when it was time for the new term to start.
The team also bought sacks of rice, sugar, beans, salt and soap and packed them up in parcels for 100 elderly and particularly poor people in the community.
They met with a group of local children with HIV/Aids – playing games, creating messages and pictures on new T shirts, doing hand prints on a sheet and generally having fun.
They brought great quantities of material for the Sunday School group and knitted garments for the premature babies in the Neo natal intensive care unit and maternity wards.
Kagando has been much blessed and enriched by the generosity and kindness of these 4 young men’.