In 2010, our daughter, Jennie, spent 6 months in Jinja, eastern Uganda working as a volunteer teacher and helping at various local projects. She lived in a guesthouse with 11 other volunteers.
We went to Jinja for 3 weeks and were deeply touched by the people we met and the projects we visited. Also by the enthusiasm and commitment of the volunteers. When we came home we set up GI Trust to provide help and encouragement to local projects in Uganda and to act as a vehicle to allow other like minded people to do the same.
The main project we support is Get Involved with African Street Children (GI ASCO), which offers residential care and support for 25 former street children, all boys aged 8 to 18, who would otherwise be living rough on the streets of Jinja. GI ASCO is an International NGO registered in Uganda.
There are no salaries and the like for GI Trust, and the few expenses we do incur, principally bank transfer fees, fees for the website and an annual audit fee, will be paid out of money recovered from GiftAid. This means that every penny donated can be used to support the work at GI ASCO in Uganda.
GI Trust is a charitable grant making trust, registered with the English Charity Commission, with charity number 1137333.
Thanks for your support.
Chris & Anne Mitchell – Bristol, UK
Meet the GI Trustees
Chris, a former corporate lawyer, lives in Bristol and is now Director of a Family Office.
Jennie spent 6 months in Jinja working as a volunteer teacher and helping at various local projects including GI ASCO. She encouraged the rest of the Trustees to visit Jinja and experience some of the projects she was involved with first hand. Jennie is now working as a marketing consultant in London.
Anne, married to Chris, is a French language teacher and Tour Guide (and mother of 3), and keen to genuinely improve the lives and futures of the children at GI ASCO.
Will is a project manager specialising in operational delivery and logistics with Babcock International PLC. Based in London, Will stays active in his spare time by break-dancing. To see the video of his break-dancing workshop at GI ASCO, click here!
You can write to us at 53 Stoke Lane, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 3DW England
Alternatively send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to write to GI ASCO, here is the project address – plot 1 Nalufenya Close, Jinja Uganda
To Matt Doherty for designing the GI Trust logo
To Tom Leighton for helping us design the website