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Report on the Trustee visit to Jinja April 2024 

This trip marks 10 years of the Jinja Educational Trust so quite a milestone for us, and wonderful that so many trustees could be on the same trip. Jon as our Chairman, Sally as our educationalist, Smita on nutrition, welfare and strategy and me bringing up the rear! With the upcoming dinner in mind, we […]

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November Visit 2023 

Jon and I made the last trip of 2023 with two new visitors, Emma a good friend and longtime supporter, and Aaron who was on a yearlong trip around the world with Uganda the last country on his itinerary. It was wonderful for us to share Jinja with them and to see it afresh through […]

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Update for supporters November 2022 

It has been a busy time in Jinja, with the schools having just completed a full school year for the first time in three years. This year has not been without its challenges but with plenty of support educationally and offering food every day most children have returned to class and are thriving. Offering a […]

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Update from Uganda – Christmas 2021

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for standing by us during these most challenging of times. Despite Uganda having the longest school closures of any nation during the pandemic, we have been able to offer the schools and orphanages continued support. This has only been possible because we have had you beside us all the […]

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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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