Why I wanted to help ASCO

“In the Easter holidays I travelled to Jinja, Uganda to visit my brother on his gap year. One of his many jobs was helping out at ASCO, and it touched me when I saw the boys sleeping on the streets, with no food, no water and many with very little clothing. Many of the boys on the street who went to ASCO drank a large amount of paraffin, and thanks to the organization, the boys were able to give up drinking paraffin. The boys are now at school, thanks to the donations and sponsorship of many people.”  – Lucy Lyth, London, aged 13.  Lucy organised various fundraising events at her school in favour of ASCO

“We visited our daughter, Olivia, in Jinja in March 2010. She was spending 6 months of her gap year there and became involved at the embryonic stage of ASCO.

Within a short period of time, the team of volunteers, headed by Moses and Sarah had found fantastic accommodation and while we were there they were preparing a home for the boys as well as introducing them to basic numeric and literacy skills. We were overwhelmed by the passion and dedication of these young people. Meeting the boys was an incredible experience- they were genuinely enthusiastic to learn and had formed strong emotional bonds with their carers. By the time Livy left in July, the boys were settled in their home and she, “like a proud parent”, had seen them to their first day at school!

We needed little persuasion to get involved financially  in this very worthwhile organisation. We’ve seen it in action and know the money is being spent wisely.” – Trish and Patrick O’Malley, Manchester, sponsor one of the boys at ASCO

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