A chance to show your order of preference for the projects the Ardoch Guild will be supporting in the coming years.
We were delighted that we were able to launch our six new project partners with our Guilds Together project co-ordinators on Thursday. We have an exciting mix of projects and we are sure you will enjoy hearing about them in the months ahead. You should also save Friday 11 June in your diary as we will be having an online Big Sing where you will hear from each of our new projects.
4 Starchild: Finding the light in every child, Uganda – We are hoping that we will together be able to build a centre where children with a range of learning disabilities – but particularly autism – can come to learn alongside their peers. In Uganda, children with learning disabilities are often hidden away and do not receive the education they should. This project hopes to tackle that stigma, support the children and their families and also help to educate community leaders.
1. Providing access to accredited theological education for young women through special scholarships.
2. Equipping young women for leadership in churches, faith-based organisations, and wider civil society through practical education.
3. Mentoring young women through accompaniment and work placement.
6 Kazunu: Village of Hope, Tanzania – Working with the Vine Trust and their partners on the ground, we will help them take forward the development of a sustainable village with a school, health centre and 40 individual homes, as well as a community hub. The large family homes will enable young families to serve as foster parents to four or five orphan children identified by the church in partnership with community leaders and social services. Self-sustainability will come through the agriculture market, gardening, fish farming, and the development of a transport business.
Could you put the projects in order of preference below 1 – 6.
We will discuss the results at the next Committee meeting and hope that the information will inform our decisions for our syllabii over the next 3 years.
1 Blether with Beat, Scotland. _____
2 Home For Good Scotland. _____
3 Pioneers Chocolate Heaven. South East Asia. _____
4 Starchild Uganda. _____
5 Unida Hear Our Voice! Brazil. _____
6 Kazuna Villager of Hope, Tanzania. _____
You can give me your choices by email, over the phone (017865 880 877) or pop the form through my letterbox at 3 Ardoch Way.