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Meet a familiar face as our new intern social worker!

This week we have welcomed Arama as our new Social Work intern as part of his certificate with Kampala University.

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And lastly, the office….

We have also been able to make out first office, its great to have space to work but also a quiet area to have review meetings with the boys etc.

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And here is one of the bedrooms

Currently 3 boys are sharing each room. Twaha has now secured employment and has started buying his own furniture and items in preparation for independent living

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This is the lounge for the older boys in the Transition House

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Have a look at the new Transition House……

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The GI ASCO transition home has now been running for a few months and we have got off to a fantastic start.   The house has been painted and is looking much brighter.

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Golfers enjoy a round at Royal St George Golf Club

Thanks to the kind generosity of Adrian Thompson of Sky Hunter Property Consultants, one of the auction items at the 2014 GI Trust Golf Day was a round of golf at the prestigious Royal St George Golf Club at Sandwich, … Continue reading

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Love the boots!

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Luka Bosco’s surgery

In September 2014, Luka Bosco suffered a blow to the head during a football match resulting in a macular hole in his left eye. His vision started to deteriorate, he was no longer able to read and following visits to … Continue reading

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Sarah Kelly – maternity leave

Sarah is currently on maternity leave in the UK whilst her partner and GI ASCO’s warden, Wandera Gerald, is currently in charge of the project over in Uganda. Whilst she may not be in Uganda, she is in regular contact … Continue reading

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Basil Flashman Education Trust

GI Trust has been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to partner with the Basil Flashman Education Trust to help GI ASCO with the cost of primary school fees and facilitate the rise in cost as its boys progress … Continue reading

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GI ASCO is 5 years old and it needs you!

Five years ago this January, GI ASCO was founded. We would like to invite you all to celebrate by participating in a week of fundraising activities! From Friday 6th – 13th March we would like to encourage all of our … Continue reading

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New Transition Home for GI ASCO

We have some very exciting news to share!   GI Trust has committed to support GI ASCO opening a transition home for the older boys ready to take the next step to supported living. GI ASCO supports young people that … Continue reading

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GI ASCO needs…..

Thanks everyone for your interest in supporting the GI ASCO boys. Below is a list of items that are desperately needed.  If you are able to help by donating, and would like the money to go to something specific, please … Continue reading

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Thank you, Kennan & Melanie……

Kennan & Melanie Michel very kindly hosted a pre-Christmas Drinks party in Kew, London on 15 December.  There were around 40 guests and Liberty Bridge gave a short inspirational talk about GI ASCO, particularly about how the project started back … Continue reading

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GI ASCO’s Got Talent 2013!

To see more cracking photos of the GI ASCO’s Got Talent 2013 show, click here

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Thank you, Jo-Ann…..

Jo-Ann Bateman recently returned back to Canada after spending 4 weeks as a volunteer at GI ASCO. Have a look at some of her photos on FB showing the day to day life of the boys, they are amazing! And … Continue reading

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Thank you QSI International School of Ljubljana!

Natasa Kavas and the staff, students and parents of QSI International School of Ljubljana raised an incredible 1,085 euros for GI ASCO through an event at the school on the 6 December 2013. Natasa is a former volunteer at GI … Continue reading

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GI ASCO operation permit renewed for 3 years

After a strenuous review by the Uganda NGO Board, GI ASCO passed with flying colours and has had its operation permit renewed for a further 3 years!  The Board was extremely pleased with the purchase of the land and the … Continue reading

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GI Trust Golf Day – 11 September 2013 – Bristol

On Wednesday 11 September, we’ll be holding a Charity Golf Day at Long Ashton Golf Club, near Bristol, a lovely course that recently hosted the England Seniors Championship – see http://www.longashtongolfclub.co.uk. We’ve been very fortunate to obtain sponsorship for the event from … Continue reading

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Summer Lunch – 14 July – 6 Pensford Avenue, Kew (Richmond, South West London)

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Help the boys attend Jinja Agricultural show

The annual Agricultural Show will shortly be returning to Jinja.   Last year due to some kind donations the boys had a fantastic experience. They learnt about argicultural methods, saw a lion, held a snake and some even rode a … Continue reading

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And an enormous thanks to Angelina, who bought the hoes. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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The boys on their way home, a job well done….

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And hey presto, planted!

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Here’s Luka and some of the boys preparing the land for planting…….

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