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Nabawanga Agnes Naava… an inspirational carer is laid to rest

We were all extremely sad to let everyone know of the death of Agnes. She was such a tremendous personality who worked tirelessly to help disadvantaged children at Mama Jane in Jinja. JET is dependent on such committed, selfless humanitarians to make a success of the programmes we are running. The sympathy, heartfelt love and […]

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Spring update 2021

Normally at this time we would be looking forward to meeting up with many of you at our biannual dinner in a beautiful hotel. An evening with lots of food, drink and entertainment as  we  updated you on JET, the children and schools. We would never have thought that things could change so fast and […]

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Lockdown update – November 2020

Thank you so much for all the support you have given to JET over the last year, we have had to spend our time and money differently to how we had imagined at the start of 2020.   We  have had to put on hold some of our rebuilding projects and educational resourcing to prioritise the […]

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Delivery of vital food and supplies

Thanks to your generosity we are delighted to have been able to deliver vital food and supplies to over 80 teachers and their families for the second time since lockdown in Uganda. The schools in Jinja remain closed with no guidance as to when they might be able to open. During this time the teachers […]

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A big thank you

After your kind and generous donation, we are delighted to report we have managed to get the first deliveries to all the schools today. It took all day but all the teachers at 4 schools got food for their families.

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Life in Jinja – May 2020

I thought that you would all appreciate an update on life in Jinja, as so many people have messaged to ask what is happening there during these difficult times.  We approached the end of the spring term with great optimism and hope. The Twinkle dormitories were all ready, and the children moved in. We were […]

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JET & the Coronavirus Pandemic

At the moment all the children and teachers have been told to stay at home and await the latest news from the Ugandan government. The orphanages have been given extra supplies and mosquito nets before the lockdown was enforced. The staff equally have good supplies and have been paid early so that they are not […]

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COVID-19 Update

I thought that you would all appreciate an update on life in Jinja, as so many people have messaged to ask what is happening there during these difficult times. You can view this update as a PDF here, but below is the website version. We approached the end of the spring term with great optimism and […]

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Twinkle and Great Hope Projects Update

As we have started the new school year and so much has happened over the long winter break it seemed like a good time to send an update on the projects at Twinkle and Great Hope schools. You can view the full update here, but here’s a comprehensive summary… After the fund-raising dinner in June, […]

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End of Year Update

As it has been six months since our fundraising dinner, this seems like the perfect time to update on our progress in Jinja. You can view the newsletter here, but here’s a brief summary… Thanks to your generosity we have been able to rebuild the dormitories at Twinkle community school. These will be ready for […]

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