Rotary’s support for school development

Whitley Bay Rotary Club senior vice president Tore Skjaerstad presents a cheque to Carolyn Taylor of 21st W/Bay Scout Group & Chair of Trustees for the Mityana project.
Whitley Bay Rotary Club senior vice president Tore Skjaerstad presents a cheque to Carolyn Taylor of 21st W/Bay Scout Group & Chair of Trustees for the Mityana project.

Rotarians and Scouts have been coming together to help a community thousands of miles away.

The Whitley Bay Rotary Club has been supporting the 21st Whitley Bay Scouts and trustees in their mission to help the Mityana School Development Fund in Uganda.

We are very keen to support this new venture.

Whitley Bay Rotary president David Wilkinson

The scouts and trustees are supporting a building and refurbishment programme for two new school dormitories for the Kigogozi Primary School in Mityana.

The rotary club, which supports the work as one of its overseas development, welcomed trustee chairman Carolyn Taylor to a meeting where they heard of the progress being made on the new dormitories, which will accommodate 40 boys and girls.

Rotary president David Wilkinson said: “We are very keen to support this new venture.

“Therefore, I am proposing that we donate funds of £1,000 to help furnish the interior of the dormitories with new beds and lockers.”

He added: “I am shocked to discover that these primary school children are currently having to sleep on the floors of their classrooms.

“As my wife currently works in a Whitley Bay First School, I cannot imagine the practical difficulties she would have to endure, if this was happening in Whitley Bay.

“So, I am delighted that our Rotary club will be able to help these young people and give them the opportunity not only to have a better learning experience, but a good nights sleep as well.”