NEWS - 2015

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December 2015 - University of Warwich students raise money for Singing Gorilla Projects. Have a look at their video raising money on the Singing Gorilla Projects Justgiving page


 November 2015 - Singing Gorilla Projects becomes a registered charity:

Registered charity in England and Wales (1164315)
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 2400969
Registered Office 1 Riversdale Gardens, Havant, PO92JB UK, +44 7968 582327

November 2015 - Building the Health Centre - Nkuringo Green Hill Hospital  

November 2015Winter 2015 - 2016 Newsletter

Older newsletters -  January - March 2015,   April - May 2015,   Jun - July 2015,    July - October 2015.

October 2015 -  Donate online - JustGiving 


September 2015 -  Indigofest fund raising concert in Horsham a great success - have a look at our YouTube video


September 2015 -  Wine tasting at Dunstan Thomas in Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth. - 25th September. Drop me a line, if you would like to come.... contact me

 


Summer 2015 -  The Ntungamo School - For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day you can support a child, a school and a community.

The children of Ntungamo
- Click here

 

The Ntungamo School Brochure

 - Click here



Summer 2015 -  The late summer 2015 Newsletter - 4. July - October 2015.

Older newsletters - 1. January - March 2015, 2. April - May 2015,  3. Jun - July 2015.


September 2015 -  The Indigofest - a fund raiser for Singing Gorilla Projects  - click here.


July 2015 -  Support the Ntungamo School - support a child, a school and a communtiy. click here.



July 2015 -  The July Visit, more water tanks, music and the Ntungamo School click here.



June 2015 -  Karen Read and Luisa Partridge join Singing Gorilla Projects to run the Step to Health initiative and Light To Read initiative respectively.


June 2015 -  The Summer 2015 flier - click here.



Summer 2015 -  The Summer 2015 Newsletter - click here.
Older newsletters - January - March 2015 , April - June 2015


May 2015 -  The May Visit, water tanks, cricket and a whole host of other project work - click here.


May 2015 -  A glokenspiel donated by Jane Roberson and a xylaphone making their way over to Nkuringo in May.

April 2015 -  Laptops donated by our corporate sponsor, Dunstan Thomas Group. The laptops are for the computer lab at the Bright Future School in Nkuringo - click here.


April 2015 -  Computer lab taking shape at Bright Future School - click here to see how it is progressing and what is needed.


April - July 2015Light To Read Project Shopping List for July 2015  - click here


April - July 2015Music School Shopping List for July 2015  - click here


May 2015 - Two boys, Patrick and Anatoli are to be enrolled in Bright Future School in May. Patrick wants to be an engineer and Anatoli was to be the President of Uganda! Term ends on April 17th and the new term starts on May 10th. To sponsor a child costs about £35 a term, plus expenses. The first term is more expensive, since the boys have to purchase school uniform, stationary and a mattress! They tend to mostly board at school.


April 2015 - Florence on a Tailoring and Fashion Design at the newly opened Bwindi Community Skills Development Institite  - click here




April 2015 - Posters for download - click here

March 2015 - The Singing Gorilla Projects office opens for business as a centre for co-ordination and management of the projects as well as an information centre for locals and tourists. Evarist will be running the office that also will double up as a community library.


March 2015 - Water Wealth Driving Health Project, sees two water tanks installed  - click here


March 2015 - In the Step up Up To Health project, the boys are progressing well in their respective medical courses - click here



March 2015 - Music school has just opened for business again - click here


March 2015 - The girls at Bright Future School, sponsored by Singing Gorilla - click here
Here are the girls, Anah, Perigious, Amari and Catherine with Chris Read.

A video of cooking lunch at school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSLEEUsfwWU&feature=youtu.be

March 2015 - Laptops donated by Dunstan Thomas, for medical students on the Step Up To Health project. Chris Read receives laptops from Dunstan Thomas's Operations Manager, Rowland Adams, at the Dunstan Thomas office in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.


March 2015 - Trip to do some initial testing of the solar technology for the Light To Read project. During this trip, we will also assess the feasibility of low powered solar energy as part of the Light To Read project for communities that cannot be connected to the electricity grid. The vision for providing solar energy is that by providing light after dark, school children can continue their studies and do homework in a more conducive environment.

The research and development that Singing Gorilla is currently undertaking is to develop components and kits of solar technology that can be assembled in the community so that it is more supportable locally.

We are installing a further two water tanks as part of our Water Wealth Driving Health project, thanks to sponsorship from Dunstan Thomas our UK corporate partner. This time we shall be moving out of the Nkuringo village area and moving down into the valleys to more remote communities.



When we are done with the installation we will do a clothes distribution as well.



The Music School is also going to get a big delivery of instruments. Photos to follow.


February 2015 - Newsletter  - click here


February 2015 - Vistage video case study   - click here


February 2015 - Four girls, Mandy, Amiri, Catherine and Annah have been sponsored, by members of staff and friends of Dunstan Thomas to attend the Nkuringo Bright Future Pre and Primary School. Enrollment for the start of term was in February. We wish them all the very best and hope they study hard!

 



January 2015 - YouTube channel of videos of Music School, water tank installations and other events on the trips.


 January 2015 - Nkuringo Soundcloud - church choir mixed in with Chris Read's electronic doodlings.


January 2015 - Visit to Potters Village orphanage  - click here


January 2015 - Musical instruments that are needed  - click here



January 2015 - To install a further three water tanks as part of the water tank project.

For only £650 per tank, we can ship a tank from Kampala all the way to Nkuringo (12 hours by road). We can purchase the bricks and mortar. We contract workman to help us install it. All of this can be done and can provide an enormous benefit to the community.

A single 3000 litre tank can be filled with rain water that is channelled from roof tops and can provide water for 100 people for a week.

These projects have been transformational for the community. It's the job of the children to fetch the water. A three hour round trip to the stream in the valley, twice a day has now been replaced, with more time spent at school.

For more news on the January 2015 - click here