Chosen: The Book

Having spent her first year in hospital, Charlene battled ill health and identity issues associated with adoption. Although she couldn’t change her circumstances she made choices that would impact others far away. CHOSEN is a story of faith, hope and healing CHOSEN is a story that Charlene asked her brother to tell. CHOSEN documents the […]

Charlene Secondary School accepting students up to A Level

Charlene Secondary is now into its second full year of opening and has close to 600 pupils from Senior 1 to Senior 6, all the way up to A Level. This is transformative in a community where previously secondary education was not accessible. Our hope and prayer is that this reduces a huge barrier to […]

Diika Health Centre Receives New Maternity Ward

It was amazing to be able to visit Diika in November 2023 and see the progress on the new Maternity Ward and see the excitement of staff and the local community. Staff talked of the massive impact that this new unit will have in the community. The staff in this health centre have faced so […]

Thank you to our supporters who fundraise to help Charlene’s Project

We massively appreciate the support of people here in Northern Ireland allowing us to help children and young people in Uganda in the Kiryandongo Cluster. Recently some of our supporters set themselves a challenge to complete to raise money as we try and progress Phase 2 of Charlene Secondary School build. Some individuals set themselves […]

Skydiving to help Ugandan children

Darren Percy recently completed a 15,000 foot skydive to raise funds for Phase 2 of Charlene Secondary School in Uganda. Darren was extremely brave – he was more worried about doing a promotional video than doing the actual skydive!! This video and pictures gives a little insight into the amazing courage of Darren in going […]

Poppa Jim’s Lands End to John O’Groats Challenge

Charlene’s Poppa is determined to continue to cycle to raise money for Charlene’s Project. At present he is doing a virtual cycle on an exercise bike, aiming to complete the distance from the South of England to the tip of Scotland. He has just turned 97 this year and he sees this as his way […]

Visit to Charlene Secondary School

What a wonderful privilege we had recently of visiting the new Charlene Secondary School during our return to Uganda post pandemic. When we last visited in Jan 2020 we had identified the site for the school with the newly appointed Ugandan Trustees of Charlene Education Foundation. As we have watched from a distance the plans […]

1,056 km nearly completed

Poppa Jim is no ordinary 95 year old. His target in 2022 was to virtually cycle around Ireland this calendar year. Unbelievably he is 6 months ahead of schedule and will complete his 1,056 km cycle before the end of June. With failing health during lockdown he started doing a little bit on a cycling […]

Charlene Secondary School is open

EXCITING NEWS Charlene’s legacy continues On Monday 17th January the secondary school we have been dreaming off for quite a few years opened in temporary accommodation until the building completes, hopefully by the end of March. Charlene’s Project has been supporting 8 neighbouring primary schools in Uganda and for some time we have been working […]

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