Our main goal was centred around supporting AFFCAD and the students of its primary school Excel Education Centre with the rebuild project.
Our partners, JAGS (James Allen's Girls' School), donated a school mini bus to the charity; with this incredible gift, we launched the Bus 2 Bwaise project. The project’s intention is that the mini bus will make its journey from London to Uganda, building new partnerships on the way. Once it has reached the destination of Bwaise/Uganda, the mini bus will serve as a means of transportation for the AFFCAD Ugandan team and the children of Excel Primary School.
Of course, it was only right for our new set of wheels to have a total revamp. We worked with a local graffiti artist to rebrand the bus to give it an artistic AFFCAD personal touch. We love the outcome and know that the children will be so excited to ride around Bwaise in their school bus.
So, with the bus ready to hit the road, a plan of action was needed to ensure that the bus could travel successfully to
The AFFCAD UK team begun their fundraising with a group challenge – climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The team were joined by JAGS Prep School’s Head Teacher and Natasha Mutebi, AFFCADs Ambassador. The challenge involved climbing the three peaks - 23 miles in under 12 hours; Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres).
The challenge was a complete success and a great team bonding experience resulting in the team raising over £2000 for the project.
To complete, the whole AFFCAD UK and AFFCAD UG team will climb the 4th Peak at Mount
Elgon, together in Uganda in August 2017.
The Bus 2 Bwaise marked its departure from England by
having a final tour of London. On this trip, the bus visited London’s most iconic landmarks.
Cruising through city streets, the bus drove past Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and finished off at Tower Bridge paying homage to where AFFCAD UK was born.
With the amazing support from our followers
and donors we have begun the shipment to Mombasa Port and then Uganda. AFFCAD
UG are excitedly waiting for the bus to arrive, ready for the 4th Peak Challenge this summer.
Follow the journey…
James Allen Girls School