African community builds cooperation with Wales

The leader of a community development organisation based in Tororo Mrs Mary Frances Owor visited Vale for Africa and got a warm welcome from the mayor Cllr Eric Hacker.

The Mayor and Mayoress very kindly hosted a reception at the Mayor’s parlour for Mrs Owor, who gave a very moving talk about the situation in Tororo and the value of the relationship between Vale for Africa and the Ugandan community.

Special guests at the event included Batholomew Gavanna, a Ugandan student sponsored by Vale for Africa to study at Atlantic College, and Bryn Hafren head girls Natasha Shafer and Megan Thickpenny. Megan and Natasha helped organise a sale of bools at the school, which raised £50 for the Tocida library.

Jane Hutt AM, Vale for Africa founder and trustee said: “It was wonderful to hear from Mary Owor how the projects that the Vale for Africa partnership is supporting are making a difference in rural Uganda.”

“This includes the development of a Community Library used by hundreds of schoolchildren as well as health projects including eye care and a bicycle ambulance. The presentation of a ‘Twin Pot’ to the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, made by a Ugandan artist was the highlight of the evening.”

Formed in 2009 Vale for Africa is a community link between the Vale of Glamorgan and Tororo in Uganda. It has involved members of both communities working together on a number of projects related to health, children, and environment to enhance well-being and social harmony. The common interest of people in Vale for Africa is helping others.

Tororo is linked to the Vale through Vale for Africa for a long time, which has been working with partner organizations, including Atlantic College and the Safe Foundation, on a number of projects, such as eye care, libraries and education. Recently, Vale for Africa is seeking donations to fund next trip to Uganda to provide basic eyecare training.

Yuou Chen

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