Students at the local community college are hosting a quiz night in order to raise funds for their trip to Kabubu in February of 2018, a rural village situated an hour and a half’s drive from the capital of Kampala in Uganda. The quiz will take place on the 30th of November and will be participated by a massive amount of students.

The group of students will be leaving the country early on the 6th and will return late on the 16th. The group’s leader, Mr. Ben Pollard had this to say:

“The trip to Kabbubu is a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience a fantastic country, culture and group of people. The work that our partner charity, The Quicken Trust, have done in the village is remarkable and we are keen to play our part in its continued development. Our students will be taking an active part in a wide range of tasks including farm work, leading literacy lessons and building projects, and look forward to making a lasting difference to the people living there.”

The Quicken Trust is a charity that operates within Kabubu, and the effect that they have had in the village has been called “the finest example of rural development I have ever seen or heard of in Uganda.” – Edward Ssekandi, Vice-President of Uganda 2010. The rejuvenation project has affected the entire community as everyone has, at some point, made use of the church, health clinic and the school set up by Geoff and Geraldine Booker, the charity’s founders.

What the Quicken Trust does in utterly remarkable and the Quiz Night organised by HCC is a great way for the students to raise the funds necessary for the life-changing work they’ll partake in upon their arrival.

Callum Caldwell - Heathfield Community College