Investing in capital projects matters. Fit for purpose buildings with clean drinking water increases health, wellbeing and outcomes in the local community.
In 2008 Charlene visited Uganda, seeing children unable to attend school because there wasn't one, she dedicated herself to raising the money needed to build it.
Charlene didn't live to see Hidden Treasures (the first school) finished, but 10 years on, the project she began has built 4 schools, is involved with supporting another 10 across 4 countries and has raised over £1,000,000 in the process.
Buildings which are fit for purpose bring pride to a community. They can dramatically increase the quality of education as they become attractive to the best teachers, looking for opportunities for career progression and development. High spec buildings also boost the aspirations of those children who attend, as they begin to see new possibilities.
Buildings are much more than bricks and mortar, they signal the intent of those who occupy them, they boost the local economy as builders and equipment is sourced locally, and then of course when finished, more people move to the area as a result.
Since 2010, Charlene's Project has built clean water wells, teacher accommodation, toilets and schools.
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Charlene’s Project started in 2010 because a girl limited by so much refused to be defined by what she could not do. One decade later Charlene’s Project continues to work creating better futures for thousands of children around the world.
Charlene’s Poppa, aged 95, has passed the halfway mark in his 180km “My Life Cycle” and raised almost £2,000 in the process. He is retracing all the places he has lived. From Lurgan he has travelled virtually on his bicycle to Waringstown, Bangor and is now on route to Dungannon, Killyman and will finish in Aughnacloy where he was born. charlenesproject.org/news/jim-has-passed-half-way-mark... See MoreSee Less
We are so proud of Charlene's Poppa - halfway to his target of 180km on his My Life Cycle - raising funds to help with the secondary school in Uganda. Approaching Charlene's anniversary he outlines why he is doing what he is doing and asks for your support. gofund.me/1d7fd4d1... See MoreSee Less