Map of Uganda
click to enlarge

Pencils for Uganda

Thanks for the Pencils

Now that we know the five containers of donated goods have arrived safely in Uganda, Marion Stagg, Secretary to the Uganda 2000 Expedition has revealed her story.

In all Marion collected over 80,000 pencils mostly because of the generosity of four British companies. The Directors and Managers of these companies could hardly be expected to know what the gift of a pencil has meant to children in schools throughout Uganda.

Most of the pencils were put into the containers which have now arrived in Uganda but she did keep back just one box of 600 pens and pencils which she took to Uganda this summer. Her intention was to present the box personally to a special school which she had visited earlier that year but her Service Crew duties took her to Mbarara - nearly 300 miles away.

So, the duty of delivery of this special cargo was given to Contingent Leader, Eric Goulding. On Thursday 17 August Eric and his wife Marie arrived in Apac at the Ikwera Negri School for the Disabled and were met by Head Teacher Sister Agnes.

Some little time after Marion returned to the UK she received a letter from Sister Agnes thanking her for the gift. It turned out that the pencils had arrived at a most opportune time as they were just about to sit for their end of term exams!

We hope to hear more of the other pencils and the other resources now being unpacked and distributed in Uganda.

Our special thanks to:

Mr Hans Laubis MD
Hainenko Ltd
284 Chase Road
London N14 6HF


Mr Rod Duncan Dir
Prodir Ltd
7 Oldmeadow Road
Kings Lynn 
Norfolk PE30 4JJ
Mr Geoff Making Dep MD
Pentel (Stationery)Ltd
Hunts Rise
South Marston Park
Wilts SN3 4TW
Mr John Evans MD
Staedtler UK Ltd
Cowbridge Road
Mid Glamorgan
Wales CF7 8YJ
Here are a couple of photographs taken at the time of the presentation.


 Contact the Uganda Network     Copyright © The UK Uganda Network - 2000     Last modified 18 December 2000