17 February 2016
Over the past six years, WYG has been a proud supporter of the project work in Uganda led by One Brick at a Time (OBAAT) providing much needed funds through corporate sponsorship.
OBAAT is an independent charity that works with a number of partners to transform the lives of school children in Uganda, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Liaising directly with schools they undertake construction work to provide better quality schools and a healthy environment.
WYG has raised approx £30,000 since 2009 sponsoring annual charity golf tournaments held in Liverpool every September, with support from partners; Urban Hope (part of Liverpool Hope University), Lovells, Rawlinson Construction Ltd, Sutcliffes, VMM, Wulvern Housing Ltd and Halton Housing Trust.
Achievements to date funded entirely through corporate sponsorship include the full refurbishment of three major local schools, hospitals and health centres and benefitted in excess of 2,000 children and families.
Dr. Martin Carey, Chief Executive of UrbanHope & Head of Liverpool Hope Business School said: "The contribution that WYG makes to this project is massive in that the golf days do not just raise money but also raise awareness in the business sector of the good work that One Brick at a Time undertakes."
David Duncalf, Director, WYG said: “We are delighted to share this video which highlights the great work of OBAAT at Kyakagunga Primary School. The new classrooms are a much needed addition and provide a safe, secure and inspiring learning environment for the children”.
One project in particular is at Kyakagunga Primary School, Kamwenge, Uganda which has seen the construction of two new classrooms, a store and office including a new water harvesting system with 6000 litres capacity. Before OBAAT intervention, the School had 4 classrooms with approximately 70 students and staff. Now the building can accommodate 200 students.
Watch the video
Find out more about the work of OBAAT by visiting their website.