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Pallisa District

2000 Reports from Pallisa | Pallisa Project Photographs

Pallisa District is situated to the east of Kampala approximately 3 hours by car from the capital. Roads within Pallisa District can be difficult however, this is where the real Uganda exists. Pallisa grows rice as its main crop in its many wet lands. Chris Wilkinson first visited Pallisa with National Programme and Training Commissioner Tom Maxwell Ngobi in 1998. A friendship with the District Executive Commissioner brought a surprise letter from the Bulandira Disables Association asking for help in establishing a Group for disabled Scouts at the school. Uganda has many disabled young people as a result of wars and disease. Care in the past has been neglectful but under the present government in Uganda a more caring approach is being taken.

Janette Mitchell from Doncaster will be leading unit of 8 including Leaders from Berkshire in a bid to establish friendship with local Scouts and specifically to pass on Scout skills to the disabled Scouts and probably also to their Leaders.

Janette has already received a modest request for materials for the children. The school wants bicycles, a camera, uniforms, tarpaulin for tents, a typewriter, video recorder and smaller items such as a first aid kit, whistles and many other scouting materials.

If you can help please E-mail Janette

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