Cards for Matugga

Cards for Matugga on Sale Now!

Our usual programme of fundraising has not been possible during lock down, so we are trying something new and hope to launch more initiatives in the coming weeks. 
 
From today you can buy these beautiful cards. It is always useful to have some spare cards ready for birthdays, celebrations or any occasion. Why not buy some of these and help to support Bishop Ivan and The Revival Centre at the same time. 

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Update from The Revival Centre June 2020

Update from The Revival Centre Matugga June 2020

Since we last wrote Uganda’s  President delayed the reopening of schools for at least a further month, until July, saying that “the situation is still very risky when there are day students, teachers and school workers who commute every day as this could affect the entire boarding community”
 
The number of confirmed COVID cases in Uganda sadly continues to rise, particularly in the border towns, however with some cases locally in Matugga. This is giving rise to concerns that full lockdown may be reinstated. There is much concern about lost income and food shortages, and many families are going hungry.
 
A huge thank you to all our supporters who continue to send gifts, this has enabled Ivan and Allen to pay staff wages and make preparations for the Centre’s reopening in accordance with government regulations. All staff and students will be required to wear masks, undergo temperature checks and all rooms fumigated.
 
When the Centre reopens we are expecting that further funds will be needed, to help them to meet regulations for operating ‘under COVID’. Sadly  we are expecting many fee paying students will also need help, because their families have lost their livelihood and  all income. Consequently they are no longer able to  pay the school fees.
We speak with Ivan and Allen every week to support them and for us to get a greater understanding of what the situation is in the community and the school. When the challenges and needs become clear we will write further.

One of the dormitories being painted

Good news
 
Despite the challenges that the coronavirus pandemic brings we still have good news to share. Just prior to lockdown in Uganda the exam results were released and the news was very encouraging with the Revival Schools achieving some of the best results in the area. Madam Allen says: I wish to share that all our primary seven candidates that sat for their primary leaving exams last year have had their results released and they are good results. We had 8 first grades and 27 second grades. We registered no failures.”
 
In addition, one of the Senior 4 champions Jessy Kimumulo particularly excelled in her exam performance (equivalent of our GCSE). Madam Allen says: “Our Jessy was the best in our area which has brought Revival Grammar to appear in the newspapers as well as our other media (radios).”  Another champion Patience came in second place within the area and the others followed with 10 first grades, 10 second grades, 30 third grades and 17 fourth grades.
 
The Senior 6 pupils also did extremely well in there A level exams. Nine out of fourteen students achieved high enough grades to meet the requirements to potentially go forward for further education. Madam Allen tells us that the possibility of gaining support through the GACAH Further Education Scholarship has really motivated the senior pupils in their studies.

Denis is the candidate for the Scholarship Fund in 2020

Scholarship news
 
This year, two equally matched candidates have had to compete for the Further Education Scholarship. Given that we only have sufficient funds to support one candidate this has unfortunately made for a difficult decision.
After much careful thought Ivan and Allen have chosen Denis K to be the 2020 recipient of the Scholarship. Denis has worked consistently hard at Revival and wishes to study for a degree in Electrical Engineering and we are now supporting his registration for this course.
It is sad that we are not able to support the other equally strong candidate Fisal N but unfortunately funds currently do not allow for this.  Fisal too, has worked hard and has achieved very good grades.  He is clearly a bright young man and wishes to study Industrial Chemistry.  Madam Allen tells us that he is clearly very capable of achieving this ambition and he is very committed to studying.  Sadly, although both of his parents are able to support him emotionally, as subsistence farmers they do not have the means to support him financially. If you feel you would like to help support Fisal achieve his ambition then please do let our administrator Kate know her email is: giveachildahope@gmail.com
If enough supporters are able to contribute a part share, we may be able to make this happen.

Currently six other young people who are already receiving support from the Scholarship Fund are still engaged in university based or vocational studies as part of this programme. At this point in time universities and work places remain closed so their studies are temporarily on hold.

Fisal was the close runner up – can you help him?

Greetings from the extended Lugoloobi family 
 
We would like to share with you a video that Bishop Ivan sent through to St John’s Church Ben Rhydding, which he has given us permission to share more widely. If you have a moment to view it, we think you will enjoy it.  Just by note of explanation – the Lugoloobi household is much expanded as Ivan and his wife Allen are also caring for Champions and Further Education students who have no safe home to go to at present.
Times are tough throughout the world and certainly so in Uganda, but as you will see Bishop Ivan is facing his challenges with faith and his usual energy.

 

Video message from Bishop Ivan and Allen to St’ Johns Church

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Update from The Revival Centre May 2020

Update from The Revival Centre Matugga May 2020

Uganda’s lock down was extended for a further two weeks from 19th May and now anyone making an essential journey has to wear a government approved facemask.
We speak to Ivan and Allen each week to get news and then plan what support is possible. Revival Centre joined in with an inter faith community humanitarian initiative to provide food for households who were starving. GACAH sent a donation towards that which went into the general pool together raised by other groups. Enough food was purchased and distributed by the army and Red Cross to reach 2,500 needy families in Matugga. 
Ivan reports that generally the community is ‘surviving’ but as around the world, people are fearful of the virus itself and they have many fears and anxieties for the future. Everyone is anticipating huge increases in the price of food and transportation which is causing considerable concern, as is the fear of the inevitable increase in unemployment.

Revival Centre, along with other schools, have been asked to prepare for the return of just three classes on June 8th, those classes are the ones that are eligible to sit exams within this academic year – Primary 7, Senior 4 and Senior 6.  The Government has issued guidelines for the schools re-opening but there is no financial support toward these requirements.  All rooms must be cleaned and fumigated and staff and students must have robust social distancing measures in place. All must wear face masks and health is to be monitored with temperature guns. GACAH are sending funds to cover these items together with the usual monthly gift, which must now cover the provision of food for all the children whether champions or not.  As usual we will also pay for the costs required by the government to register all the Champions who are sitting the state exams.
 
The Further Education institutions currently remain closed but we shall be sending money to meet the accommodation costs of our university students in order to retain their accommodation ready for their eventual return to study.
 
Please keep All those in Matugga in your heart and thoughts, Ivan as he ministers to his people and the partnership team as they consider what the financial impact from the pandemic might be.

We will send further news on a regular basis.
 

Bishop Ivan with the posho and beans, part of which was funded by GACAH
The team of volunteers ready to distribute the emergency food supplies

Coronavirus doesn’t stop our supporters fundraising!
 
A month ago the Basham family took part in the 2.6 Challenge to raise some funds for The Revival Centre. The 2.6 challenge is a physical challenge aimed at supporting all charities. The Bashams set themselves the following tasks:
  • Dad – 2.6 km run 
  • Mum – 26 minutes hula hooping
  • Hope – 26 hide and seeks
  • Joy – 26 minutes trampolining
  • Judah – 26 star jumps
  • Iva – 26 slides
Lawrence said “We obviously had a great day and were all exhausted by the evening, Jem has been struggling with a hula related issue today! The best news is we think we’ve raised somewhere close to £1400 for the Ivan and the team at Revival, although this is less than anticipated income from the cancelled (Trail) race it is still fantastic and a great relief to know the community there are still being supported. Much love Lawrence, Jemma, Hope, Joy, Judah and Iva xxxx
 
A HUGE thank you to the Bashams for their amazing efforts and the funds raised, some of which have gone towards the posho and beans bought for the Matugga community.
If you would like to donate towards this humanitarian initiative or for emergency funds for Revival, the fund-raising page is still open along with the normal GACAH Virgin Giving page and all funds will go to helping the Revival Centre and those most in need in Matugga. 

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Update from The Revival Centre April 2020

Update from The Revival Centre Matugga

Greetings and thank you to all our loyal supporters. We hope that you are all keeping safe and well. Your continued support is highly valued, no more so than in these uncertain times.
 
Like many countries, Uganda is now facing big restrictions to try and slow down the spread of Covid-19 with the first cases being reported just over 2 weeks ago.
 
On Friday March 20th the Ugandan Government compulsorily closed all schools and universities for an initial period of 30 days, this was shortly followed by churches and meeting places. Travel restrictions and ‘lockdown’ measures have also been introduced.
 
On Monday 22nd March all the children and staff had left Revival Centre and returned to their homes, apart from those who live on site and 7 or 8 champions who have no safe home environment.  Ivan and Allen have again generously opened up their home to these champions with another staying with one of the school matrons.
 
We were fortunately able to send our monthly gift out just before lock down was initiated, so Ivan was able to pay most of the staff before they went home.
 
On Monday 6th April we managed to send more money to pay the remaining staff and to buy food for the students who are being cared for by Ivan and Allen.
 
We will keep you up to date with further news as we hear more.
 
Please be advised the plans for the June visit have been cancelled along with any fund raising events planned for the next few months.

 
The GACAH team really value your support and prayers for the children and staff at Revival during these difficult times.
 
 
Debbie Walker and Martin Smith
On behalf of the GACAH trustees

 

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The IGS Quiz has been Postponed

Regrettably the IGS Quiz on Thursday 19th March has been postponed. 

Due to the governments current guidelines, the quiz has postponed until further notice. We hope this will take place on a future date.

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The Quiz at Ilkley Grammar School

To clarify the venue for the Quiz will be at Ilkley Grammer School Hall B on Thursday 19th March.
£2 entry on the door with a 7pm start.

Sorry for any confusion

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Pub Quiz at Ilkley Grammar School!

The Very Popular Pub Quiz has Returned! 
Hosted by students from Ilkley Grammar School.
Meet in B Hall for a 7pm start on 
Thursday 19th March.

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Revival News February 2020

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The Revival Centre enters its 20th year!

The Revival Centre celebrates its 20th year in 2020!

As we go into the 20th year of the beginnings of The Revival Centre we want to share some recent news from the Centre as well as let you know about the exciting celebrations we are planning when Bishop Ivan visits us this year. Keep reading until the end to find out more…..
 

The Champions
At Revival Schools the new school year is just getting underway. Coinciding with this, Madam Allen tells us that the national exam results from the previous year are beginning to be released. The first results for the pupils in their final year at Revival Primary school are in with 8 first grades and 27 second grades, no third grades and no failures! Madam Allen says 
“We are grateful unto God for helping these children. All other odds were beaten to put up such a performance”
We are now waiting for the Examination body to release the Senior 4 (equivalent of our GCSEs) and Senior 6 results (equivalent of our A levels). We will keep you posted! As Madam Allen recently said
We cannot boast about this, if it had not been for your support in all areas of running the school. We are grateful for every support (spiritual, moral and financial)”.

Revival Church – Moves
Revival Church is at the heart of Ivan’s ministry in Matugga, and in June Ivan shared with us his need for help. The church meets in shared premises with the Primary school
, but due to new regulations the church needs to have its own site separate from the schoolIn September the farm at Nagaseke was sold and the proceeds enabled us to purchase a piece of land near to the entrance gate to Revival Centre, and the church are in the process of raising funds to put up a new building for church use only. GACAH would be delighted to be a conduit for any supporters who would like to help Ivan build his church. Please send us an email for more information. (giveachildahope@gmail.com)
 

Gombe Farm
Gombe Farm has experienced challenging times recently. In October, sadly all the chickens were stolen just as they were ready for market. They have been replaced, but the cost of this coupled with the rising cost of feed due to inflation means that the farm is struggling to meet its costs. The aim of the farm project is to help Revival become more sustainable and it has been funded by a group of supporters over the last two years. We can only hope that with hard work and continued support, the farm will recover from this set back. 

EFOD – Progress on the new Maize Mill construction by Engineers for Overseas Development (EFOD)
In 2016 when the trustees visited the site, the field contained dense vegetation, was very steep and the sloping land ended in a ditch close to the main road.  EFOD accepted the challenge of preparing a culvert, then clearing the land and setting foundations for the new grain mill. 
In 2019 the first engineers from EFOD led by Zak Raja (West Midlands branch) arrived at the site to begin the work.  In 2020 the engineers will be
 back with the ambition of completing the build of the mill and handing over the whole site to Bishop Ivan for active service at the end of the summer.
 

2020 – is the 20th anniversary of The Revival Centre!
This year marks Ivan’s 20th visit to us – we have much to be thankful for and we are making plans to mark this with a special event during the June visit. We will be sending out an invite to a party in June, details will follow soon.
Leading up to that we would love to hear from you (giveachildahope@gmail.comwith any ideas that you might have – celebratory or fund raising – we want to be able to raise the funds required to finish the new secondary school block; desks, computers, teaching aids etc. to mark this milestone in our partnership with Ivan and all at Revival Centre.

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Gift Card Scheme – Computer Link Problems

Unfortunately we are currently experiencing some problems with our website and if you find you cannot download the Gift Scheme Order Form using the previously sent link, please email Kate directly at giveachildahope@gmail.com and an order form will be sent to you which once completed can also be returned directly to Kate.
Thank you.

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