All our supporters can now experience the work of the charity first-hand by accessing the film currently posted on You Tube recently put together by our Trustees following a recent visit to Africa. See our You Tube channel at this link: Trust4AfricasOrphans YouTube channel
Less than four years ago Kosiya Kigwezegyezi was an elderly man struggling with subsistence farming on an unproductive piece of land in Uganda to support seven children, three of whose mother had died. Today he has a thriving three-acre smallholding and – most importantly – has just been given a 5,000-litre concrete water tank to secure his extended family’s farming future.
This is the 100th water tank to be funded by an Italian church, La Chiesa Valdese.
Our supporters at All Saints Church in Weston Green, Surrey, held a festive concert of choral music by the Voices of Cambridge Ensemble (VOCE) on Saturday, 6th December. An evening collection was held at the end of the evening for TAO. The charity is extremely grateful for the continued support by the church and the congregation at Weston Green.
Those who watched the Panorama programme on aid to Uganda will be understandably upset that some aid is misplaced and does not go to the poorest people who really need it. But not all aid is misplaced. Trust for Africa’s Orphans, like other reputable NGOs, carries out strict monitoring and evaluation of all its programmes.
TAO is delighted to have received £5,000 from a sponsored 1,500 metre swim between Brighton’s Palace Pier and West Pier.
Brighton architect Justine Moles organised and participated in the swim. Justine, with valuable support from her firm, visited Uganda earlier this year to develop the house design used in a major TAO project in Rakai district.