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Students help needy family

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th May 2008 03:00 AM

STUDENTS of Rainbow International School, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, have constructed a house for a needy family in Mukono district.

STUDENTS of Rainbow International School, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, have constructed a house for a needy family in Mukono district.

By Juliet Waiswa

STUDENTS of Rainbow International School, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, have constructed a house for a needy family in Mukono district.

Through the Habitat for Humanity build homes project, the students managed to raise sh709,000 to assist in the construction in their December 2007 academic year.

The students, under their youth programme, went out to Mukono district and constructed the house.

The coordinating teacher, Habitat for Humanity, Catherine Imalingat, said the upper school students came up with the idea in which students sold ice-cream to raise funds.

“The Students formed a committee through which they collected the funds,” Imalingat said.

She said the contribution was an initiative of international schools to assist their communities.

Habitat for humanity resource development officer, Collin Semakula, said the programme allowed students to make decisions on where they wanted a home constructed.

He said Habitat looked out for the low income earners, who were hard working and availed the students with this information.

The family which is selected provides the labour during the construction.

“We work in partnership with schools. The schools send students who work like volunteers and Habitat provides the materials like bricks, sand and cement. We also work with the communities which assist us to build the houses,” Semakula said.

Students help needy family

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