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.

Arama as intern

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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.

Transition house office

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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

Transition house bedroom

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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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And we also had the chance to meet the latest addition to the Wandera-Kelly family, Eliza Grace…..

Eliza Grace

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Sarah & Gerald were there too….

It was great to have both of Sarah and Gerald at the lunch to hear first hand how the boys are getting on, about their successes at school, about the Transition House and Twaha’s new job.  They also told us about the proposed new Assessment & Rehabilitation programme, which is a fantastic new initiative.  Now we just have to find the funding to go live!

GI ASCO lunch group with Nic & Gerry

 

 

 

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GI ASCO Summer Lunch, 9 May 2015

We had a fantastic GI ASCO Summer lunch this weekend, it really was lovely catching up with so many friends and supporters of the project. Thank you to everyone who came, we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.  A special thanks to Melanie & Kennan Michel who very kindly agreed to host us for the day

GI ASCO lunch May 2015

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Golfers enjoy a round at Royal St George Golf Club

RStG golf 2Thanks 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, Kent.

Here’s a photo of Tony Williams, together with 2 of his friends, enjoying a dry but distinctly blowy day.

Thanks too to Tom Williams for his bid at the auction.

The 2014 Golf Day raised a fantastic £7,335 for GI ASCO, which we’ve been able to use to fund the set up costs for the new GI ASCO transition home, including the rent and other running costs for the first 6 months. This means that 7 of the older boys will be able to more to a more independent living environment and it frees up 7 spaces in the main GI ASCO house for new boys who are currently living on the street.

The 2015 Golf Day will be held on 1 October at the Kendleshire Golf Club, near Bristol. Details to follow soon.

 

 

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Football win – brings a Cup and a goat!

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Congratulations to all the boys! They participated in a tournament of local teams as part of their school holidays. The boys are also currently at the top of the table of division 2 and remain unbeaten. As well as winning … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of bricks!

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Love the boots!

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Juma starts at Vocational College

This term Juma enrolled at vocational college and started his training in building and construction. He was very excited to begin his course and has made a fantastic start

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International Day for Street Children

12 April was International Day for Street Children, and all the GI ASCO boys attended the Jinja events. We were very proud that some of the boys presented their experiences to inspire children who at currently street homeless. Many of the boys have also contributed to the attached newspaper, produced to promote the Day and the rights of street children in Uganda.

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Achievements of Thomas, Twaha, Paul, Arama and Juma

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Thomas and Twaha have just completed their certificate in catering and hotel management. Paul is continuing his A’levels and Arama has just begun his university social work placement. Juma has begun a certificate in building construction and has been elected sports captain.

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Achievements of Lokiru and Yusef

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Lokiru campaigned and was successful in being elected Head Boy of Kiira Primary! Yusef is busy studying for his end of primary school exams.

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Achievements of Stephen and Musa

Stephen has been elected as disciplinary prefect and Musa was successful in his campaign to be voted Head Boy of Naranbhai!

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Achievements of Peter and Luka

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Peter and Luka have continued at Victoria NIle and are now in primary 6.

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Achievements of Kiira boys

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Kiira boys were very proud of their new uniforms this term. Michael is the new Scouts leader, Lomer has been elected PIASCY prefect, Peter P and Moses have been elected as general prefects.

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Good luck to the boys in their exams!

We are wishing all the boys the best of luck with their end of term exam results, it has been a term of fantastic achievements so far!

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Nagiro (yellow t-shirt) has joined GI ASCO and started studying in primary 2.

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Life as a volunteer at GI ASCO….

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School homework can take a few hours most evenings, it was great having Charlie Walpole to give some one to one support to those who needed it,

A day swimming as a weekend treat was also very appreciated!

 

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Community research and outreach.

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Thank you, Uncle Charlie!

The boys were sad to say farewell to Uncle Charlie (Walpole) this weekend, but very thankful for the time and kindness he has shown to them. Thank you Charlie!

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We still need to raise £883 to reach our target!

GI ASCO Fundraising week 7

 

Our first fundraising week made a great start, thank you to everyone who took part! we would love to raise the last bit of money to reach our target, please consider how you could fundraise and support GI ASCO

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GI ASCO FC is now officially part of the 5th Division of Jinja District

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GI ASCO FC is now officially part of the 5th Division of Jinja District. The league kicked off yesterday with a home game against B.U.S from Lwanda.
The boys played out their hearts and all had fantastic time with the match ending 1-1. It was great that a huge number of supporters from the local community came to watch our first game. A number of the boys talents have also been mentioned on local radio stations

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