Spring half term saw students and staff from One visit the Beans Means Brains Lunch Project at Buhumba Primary and High school in rural South West Uganda. Lorraine Cook, Heather Gray and Simon Scholey took seven students on a life changing experience in an area with no running water or electricity.
‘We spent time in the classroom where the average number of pupils in the class was 100. We gave students pens, pencils, exercise books, skipping ropes and footballs that people in the UK had donated. We joined in several activities such as serving a lunch of beans, cabbage and a maize dish. At the end of our trip a game of football was had with the new balls – Uganda versus England. The score was 1-1 until the last minute where Uganda scored the winning goal! The whole community made us feel very welcome and invited us into their homes for food, a very humbling experience, we made friends for life’. Lorraine Cook, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Manager.