Whitley Bay club gives £400 boost to African school project

Whitley Bay Rotary Club president Tore Skjaerstad, centre back, with fellow Rotarian Martin Macray, the club's chairman of international development, presenting a cheque to Carolyn Taylor, left, chairman and trustee, and Claire Gauld, secretary and trustee for a charity project under way at Kigogozi Primary School, Mityana, Uganda.

Whitley Bay Rotary Club president Tore Skjaerstad, centre back, with fellow Rotarian Martin Macray, the club's chairman of international development, presenting a cheque to Carolyn Taylor, left, chairman and trustee, and Claire Gauld, secretary and trustee for a charity project under way at Kigogozi Primary School, Mityana, Uganda.

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Whitley Bay Rotary Club has given a £400 boost to a charity project to revamp a primary school in Africa.

It is backing the 21st Whitley Bay Scout troop’s efforts to raise funds for a building and refurbishment programme for two new dormitories in the Kigogozi Primary School in Mityana, Uganda.

Project trustees Carolyn Taylor and Claire Gauld recently gave club members an update on the redevelopment work under way at the school.

Club president Tore Skjaerstad said: “We are very keen to continue our support in this programme of developments, and I am delighted that we are able to donate a further £400.00 to enable the new building to be painted and redecorated throughout.”

Tore, back, and fellow Rotarian Martin Macray are pictured presenting a £400 cheque to Carolyn, left, and Claire.

The new dormitories will accommodate 40 pupils who would otherwise have to sleep on classroom floors or walk for up to three hours a day to get an education.