JT makes visit of Ugandan school to Jersey a trip to remember

JT makes visit of Ugandan school to Jersey a trip to remember

A delegation from a Ugandan primary school have been able to capture the life-changing experience of a visit to Jersey thanks to the donation of smart phones by JT.

Christine Auma is a 14-year-old pupil at Mifumi Primary School and she recently visited Jersey with teachers Margaret Apio and Beatrice Atyang. They were guests of MPS Uganda, a Jersey charity which has supported the school for almost two decades. MPS Uganda was named Small Charity of the Year at the last Jersey Charity of the Year Awards.

A delegation from a Ugandan primary school have been able to capture the life-changing experience of a visit to Jersey thanks to the donation of smart phones by JT.

Christine Auma is a 14-year-old pupil at Mifumi Primary School and she recently visited Jersey with teachers Margaret Apio and Beatrice Atyang. They were guests of MPS Uganda, a Jersey charity which has supported the school for almost two decades. MPS Uganda was named Small Charity of the Year at the last Jersey Charity of the Year Awards.

While in the Island, the trio visited a number of primary schools and were guests at a gala dinner, which raised £14,000 for the charity, which supports the school in a variety of ways, including funding equipment and building work, and supplementing teachers’ salaries. Islanders have also helped to build classrooms, dormitories and offices through funding and more directly through volunteer teams sponsored by the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission. Overall, the visit raised £30,000 for the charity.

JT Mobile Manager John Assister said: “We were delighted to donate JT Smart 2 phones to MPS Uganda to make sure that the group were always contactable and enable them to capture their special memories d for prosperity. JT is proud to support many good causes, and this was a great example of being able to help in a practical and impactful way.”

Matt Gorman, chairman of MPS Uganda, said: “We wanted to make sure that Christine, Margaret and Beatrice could take photos and videos to capture their amazing visit. We originally thought of getting some disposable cameras but when JT donated the smart phones, we were so grateful because it also meant they could contact friends and family. I know Christine took lots of pictures with her phone and I’m sure she will treasure those memories for a very long time.”

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Issued by Julien Morel at Direct Input. Telephone 01534 735253 or email julien@directinput.je for more information.