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 41 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!
Update October 18th 2022
Warm greetings from NGSS to you and the entire family of MWT. NGSS is fine and the senior four students started their end of ordinary level (O level) yesterday and the senior six students will start on 18th Nov with briefing on caution and regulations. God is faithful for seeing us up to this time. Some districts in Uganda have been hit by the Ebola virus and so they are under lockdown. We pray the disease does not spread farther to put schools in another lockdown.
Recently we helped the school to build a new Kitchen and this has been very successful. See below for recent images