Following the success of the Maidstone to Monaco banger rally, work has started on the Parenta Trust’s first pre-school in Uganda.

In October 2013, trustee Amanda Presland headed out to break ground with two representatives from Fields of Life - Debbie Cameron and Regional Director (GB) David Philpot. Fields of Life is an organisation that collaborates with local communities and churches in East Africa to provide education, clean water, health advice and other community based projects.

Construction is taking place in Luwero, an area that was torn apart by torture and execution under the rule of Idi Amin. Although the children there won’t remember the atrocities, their country still bears the scars, and the extreme poverty they have been left with means their chance of a good education is slim.

Founders of The Parenta Trust, Allan Presland and Nick Williams, are proud to support the project and this year they’ve committed to some big fundraising events. The first annual banger rally from Maidstone to Monaco raised £15,000 in September and, earlier in the year, Allan and Amanda spent 10 days scaling Uganda’s highest mountain, Mount Elgon for charity.

“We’re really pleased to see this year’s fundraising efforts producing real results in east Africa,” said Allan. “We hope to have the school open by Easter 2014.”

“The commitment goes beyond building the pre-school though,” added Nick. “Once open, the next step is to seek sponsorship for the children, so we can ensure they get the education and support that we take for granted in the UK.”

You’ll be able to follow progress of this fantastic project in the charity section.

Sponsoring a child through the Parenta Trust will be £17 per month.

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