We have been established since 2003 supporting small villages in eastern Uganda. Our aim is to help improve the quality of life of both adults and children. Working as a humanitarian, community based organisation, we have delivered a number of sustainable community projects including the building of a school hostel for girls and a large community centre, supporting over 20 women's groups and more than 50 students educated along with livelihood projects for young people.
Amazing news that one of our supporters, Victoria (Torie) Cross and her friend Mary Hossack are undertaking to participate in the Uganda Marathon on 5th June and have chosen AVS and East African Playgrounds as the two charities they will be raising funds for.
The Ugandan Marathon will be run over 21km of tricky terrain, under the African sun and at high altitude. Torie and Mary are currently training hard and have been competing at various events as part of their preperation. They have set an amazing target of £4,000 and raise awareness of the projects and work we do with children. The trip itself is self-funded so all the money raised will go direct to both charities. If you can spare any money and would like to help hit this target please go click here.
In our newsletters you can follow the progress we make and give you the opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by theses rural communities in eastern Uganda and how we help make a difference. There is also a chance to meet the people who support AVS and the various fund raising events they get involved with. You can also catch up on what our UK team of volunteers and Trustees have been doing to raise awareness and funds for our charity.