Carlotta Laudien Uganda 2020
My name is Carlotta Laudien. I am a sixteen year old pupil in St Columba’s College. In April 2020 ten of my classmates and I will be going to Buikwe District in rural Uganda, where we will work with people around our age to try and improve their day-to-day lives together. For this project I need to fundraise £1,420.All donations made will go straight to our community project to help us make a change. They will partly be used to provide everything needed for our two week stay but will also help us to improve the District’s infrastructure, our project planning, and the things we are providing for the people there.
Below I have listed five things that our project is mainly focused on, and what we (as a group, and working with the local community’s charity) have come together to decide:
Building a library - Throughout the two weeks we will be building a school library together with a local carpenter, as a space to learn. Alongside that, we will be bringing and reading some of our most favourite books (suggestions welcomed).
Starting a menstrual cycle and sanitary towel - making workshop -
Many girls in the district regularly miss school, or drop out completely as a result of a lack of sanitary products. By teaching women how to make these vital monthly products, we are empowering the power of women!Creating a food garden - We will create a food garden together with and for the community, and give workshops on growing techniques to provide more resources to the school.Giving health and hygiene lessons to the local teen club - This will help to reduce the amount of yearly deaths and illnesses caused by a lack of hygiene.
Creating a school sports day - the children at the school there do not get the same opportunities I get at my school, where I have six days of organized sport. Sport is such an important factor regarding our mental and physical health and that is what we want to provide. This is often regarded as one of the best days of the school year by local children because they rarely get to enjoy organized sport, and not only that but we can also help provide a future structure to the games, so people learn how to organize them in the future.
I want to go on this trip because there are very few opportunities in life where we are given the chance to go and improve someone else’s life. I believe that with the Great Generation, I can learn so much about the world around me, and change it for the better.
I would appreciate any help I can get, and if you have any further questions regarding our project, please contact me.