The school most generously offered the use of their stunning New Beacon Centre as a venue for one of our Storyteller Concerts at the end of last year.
A group of young professional Ugandans, who were some of the original children to be sponsored by Fields of Life, came to share their stories of change and transformation and the concert was such a moving and joyous event.
The Storytellers also ran workshops throughout the day for all the boys, giving them the opportunity join in and learn some traditional Ugandan dances and drumming!
The “Fields of Life Alumni Association” was set up in 2015 by a group of Fields of Life former sponsored children. These inspirational young people want to contribute towards the Fields of Life vision by becoming committed ambassadors and giving back, as they once received. Karamoja is one of the poorest regions in Uganda and the Alumni group aim to enable vulnerable and disadvantaged children in this area to attain a quality education in the same manner that they did. One of the aims of the Storytellers Tour was to raise funds to build a school in Karamoja.
The New Beacon School went on to raise the incredible amount of £1066 through collections in their Chapel services. The photo shows Headmaster Mike Piercy and Head of Prep and Pre-Prep Christina Alteirac being presented with a cheque and certificate of thanks. The majority of the money raised will be used to support the Storytellers vision in Karamoja.
However, the school have also decided to sponsor a primary aged boy. His name is Amos Atim who is currently 6 years of age. The school have pledged to raise funds on an annual basis to ensure Amos continues to have the opportunity to go to school and in return the school will receive letters and photos to see his progress over the coming years.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the staff and students of The New Beacon School.