Obviously a wondrously effective organisation. Small, but exquisite in every detail”
Bill Oddie, OBE – Birdwatcher, natural history presenter and High Five Club Patron
In recognition of the dedication and commitment of teachers at the ABATO School in Mpigi District in providing a quality education for the vulnerable children at this school, we have over the summer supported ABATO to construct 5 teacher’s houses within the grounds of the school. Each house has a bedroom and a living space, with cooking taking place in an outside communal kitchen area.
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High Five Club has partnered with ABATO Uganda to supply 40 x 3-seater desks and benches for the community-run Galilee School. Previously all 120 learners were taught sat on the ground. This small intervention has greatly improved the learning environment at this rural school.
For more information School Desks Provision, Uganda.
This month the High Five Club has joined hands with Eastbourne College in East Sussex to launch a pioneering “Breakfast Club” at Malimba Community School in Zambia, providing pupils with a nutritious porridge cooked by volunteers from the community each school day.
Malimba Basic School is a rural school in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. There is much poverty in this community and the children often go to school hungry, or miss school altogether to look for food or because they are too hungry to walk, for some up to 5km, to walk there.
The idea of a sponsored feeding programme at Malimba Community School is as simple as it is effective – full bellies mean fuller classrooms and improved learning. The availability of one decent meal a day for these children will mean that attendance levels will soar – children will no longer need to miss classes to go out and search for food. The boost to daily nutritional levels that such a feeding programme will provide means that the basic health of the children should improve dramatically, thus helping them to fight off the malaria and other diseases and infections they can so easily fall prey to. Many have been HIV positive since birth.
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This short movie clip features some of the rural communities we as the High Five Club are working with in Africa and the issues they face.