Ashling to teach maths in Uganda


Ashling to teach maths in Uganda
Conor Martin @dundalkdemocrat

23-Year-Old Ashling Scribben from Charlestown Ardee is volunteering in Uganda with Nurture Africa this July.

Ashling is travelling with 20-30 other volunteers on the 1st of July 2016.

In recent months she has been raising money for the charity and has already raised €2,900 through a range of different events.

"I held a Uganda day in my school were students wore the colours of the Uganda flag, that raised 800 euro. Last Saturday there was a trad night in Tallanstown which raised around 700 euro. Tomorrow I am collecting money in O'Gormans were I work part time.

"The money I've raised is going to go to health clinics which will go towards helping people living with AIDs," she said.

The volunteers are heading to Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda. Nansana is located 6 miles northwest of Uganda’s capital city Kampala along the Kampala Hoima Road.

"I am going to teach maths in a secondary school, I was teaching at St Louis in Carrickmacross," she said.

The volunteers are encouraged to bring stationary with them as resources are in very poor supply in the region.

"National Pen in Dundalk donated 300-400 pens the other day and CTI office supplies also donated a variety of stationary," she said.

Nurture Africa is an Irish founded Internationally registered Non-Governmental Organisation that works in Uganda with a targeted focus upon Healthcare, Education, Child Protection & Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment.

"The charity offers humanitarian aid, they help people establish their own businesses such as fruit and vegetable stalls, so they can have a sustainable living," she concluded.

Nurture Africa are a non-denominational and non-political organisation.

They facilitate structured and tailored short term overseas volunteer placements for Second and Third Level Students and Professionals who are willing to offer their invaluable time, skills and energy in order to assist their work.

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