Did you know that only 4 out of every 10 children in Africa get to go to secondary school?
Imagine yourself as a 12 year old again, but living in a very small rural African village. You want an education…but quite simply there aren’t enough schools.
We believe that education is essential to overcoming poverty. And that’s why we’ve decided that Coley Porter Bell should do something to really help. As part of the Ogilvy Group UK we have developed Many Ogilvy Hands. Our aim is to use the combined power of the many hands across the group to make a life changing difference to a community in Africa, whilst having a life changing experience ourselves in doing it.
What’s our goal?
In the small town of Buikwe, Uganda, Ogilvy Group UK wants to build a secondary school…for 450 children! It’s ambitious, but we believe that many hands make light work and with everyone’s support, in whatever way is personally appropriate, we will do it.
We are sending a workforce of 10 people out to Uganda for a week in August to help start the digging and to build:
- 12 classrooms
- A kitchen
- A dining hall
- A library
- A laboratory
- 8 staff houses and dorms for the boys and girls
And provide the site with electricity, desks, textbooks, laboratory equipment and a very large water tank.
If you would like to help us with our five year plan please make a donation online to our Just Giving site and we’ll post regular updates on what we’re doing here on our blog – tonight we are having a quiz night, so a bit late to join in, but watch this space for more.
Thank you from all of us.