Welcome to the Mary Wood Trust
The origins of The Mary Wood Trust charity date back to 2002, when the initial plan was to improve the fabric at Nyakabungo Girls Secondary School (NGSS) - mending the leaking dormitory roofs and concreting damaged floors - as well as finding sponsorship for 10 needy girls at the school (a Church of Uganda girls only boarding school). Since then our support there has expanded and we now sponsor over 40 girls at the school and have also completed a number of major building projects.
We have also been able to support a small number of our girls as they have progressed into further education - university, nursing school and technical colleges.
Ruth Memorial Nursery School (RMNS)in Kihiihi, which provides nursery and early primary education to the needy children in the area, also comes under our umbrella and the Diocesan Health Centre at Nyakatere has had support over the years for their dental unit, laboratory equipment, generator and washing facilities
All this has been possible because of the great generosity of our supporters over many years. Thank you!
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3 December 2020
There has been a nationwide lockdown in Uganda since the end of March which seems to have helped to limit the cases of and deaths from Covid 19.
Pupils at NGSS due to sit their O and A levels at the end of 2020 have returned to school and it is hoped that they will sit their exams in April 2021. It is also hoped that the whole school will return for the 2021 academic year, staring in February.
The new kitchen block has been completed at NGSS and will be in full operation when the whole school returns.
During the lockdown the final work on refurbishing the spring at Nyakabungo village has been completed and the girls no longer need to walk out of school to get their water in the dry season.
RMNS has not yet re-opened but the Trust has helped support the pupils and teachers by providing some money for food. Similar help has also been given to teachers at NGSS.
Students in further education are continuing their studies as far as possible on-line and the various institutions are doing their best to ensure that students take some form of exams and progress or graduate.
The Trust is providing over 250 infra-red temperature monitors to use at churches to screen attendees at services.