Trustee Annual Report available

Written on September 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm, by patharper

We’ve just submitted our first Trustee Annual Report to HMRC, for the year to November 2014. If you’d like to read the report, please click here.

July 2015 Newsletter now available!

Written on July 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm, by patharper

In this latest newsletter we would like to introduce you to Richard, our security guard and poshu mingler (surely everyone in UK and Canada knows what a poshu mingler is?). Take a look at our new exotic crop that we hope will provide a new and valuable income stream, and see a photo of intrepid Rachel as she finishes the Edinburgh half-marathon to raise funds for us.

If you fancy a trip to Kakunyu then please get in touch. The children and staff would love to welcome you to the school and if you are lucky you could get a chance to practice your poshu mingling….


December Newsletter now out!

Written on December 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm, by patharper

The newsletter is now available to download from the link on the left hand column of the website. Or you can click to download it here! It’s full of great news, joy and hope – if you’re feeling a bit jaded by the relentless commercial juggernaut that is Christmas, news from Kakunyu School will redress that balance..

Mum Jan to visit Kakunyu

Written on November 6, 2014 at 11:49 am, by patharper

Najembe Mum Jan will be at Kakunyu School for a week from November 18th. We can’t wait to see what’s been happening since our visit in 2013 – the monthly reports are great, but there’s nothing like seeing for yourself. September’s report tells us there are 87 day scholars, 35 boards and 7 home-based students – a grand total of 129 children. Where are they sitting? What are they eating? We’ll find out in November!

First tomatoes in

Written on October 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm, by patharper

The first tomatoes grown at Kakunyu School have been harvested – just look at these great pictures. It was just a small project this year, to see if might work, and it’s been extremely successful. Some of the tomatoes have been sold in nearby Masaka, raising money to buy food and fuel. The children have also been able to enjoy the fruits of the harvest.

Friends of Kakunyu School – now on Give As You Live

Written on October 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm, by patharper

This is THE MOST AMAZING way of donating money to your favourite charity, and it costs you NOTHING. 

All you need to do is register with Give As You Live, and choose your charity. Then, whenever you shop online, loads of websites will donate a percentage of what you spend to that charity. You can even see which companies have signed up; when you do a search, the relevant companies have the GASL logo beside them on the results’ page.

Even if you don’t sign up Friends of Kakunyu School on Give As You Live, do it for SOMEONE. It’s brilliant and it works, and it doesn’t cost you a bean.

To sign up with Give As You Live and start donating to Friends of Kakunyu School, click here.

Now on JustTextGiving!

Written on May 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm, by patharper

Now this really IS exciting – we’re moving at a rate of knots into the 21st century! JustTextGiving code and numberWe’re now registered on Vodafone’s free (for you and for us) JustTextGiving service, so anyone can donate up to £10 on their mobile phone.

All you’ve got to do is text KNYU14 £1 (or £2 / £3 up to £10) to number 70070

It seems remarkably apt for Kakunyu, too, as no-one has a telephone but everyone has a mobile phone.


Now registered for Gift Aid!

Written on April 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm, by patharper

It’s been a long hard road BUT – at last we’re not just a registered charity but also registered for Gift Aid! (You might think they’re the same thing – I certainly did – but they’re not). We’ve been using UDS (Ugandan Development Services) for the last 2 years, so that we could claim some Gift Aid and easily transfer money to Kakunyu School’s bank account. They’ve been brilliant for us – thank you very much, UDS. But now that we’re a charity, we can claim the Gift Aid ourselves, which means we get the full 28p for every pound donated by a UK taxpayer. Marvellous!