Waterlooville school visit by African VIP builds friendship

GIFTS Ugandan High Commissioner, Joan Rwabyomere being presented with lap tops by Denplan at Clanfield junior school
GIFTS Ugandan High Commissioner, Joan Rwabyomere being presented with lap tops by Denplan at Clanfield junior school
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SCHOOLS in remote parts of Africa will benefit from 15 donated laptops.

Ugandan High Commissioner Joan Rwabyomere visited Clanfield Junior School, in Waterlooville, to accept the reconditioned laptops on behalf of Denplan, based in Winchester.

Children at the school delighted Mrs Rwabyomere with the work they had produced to mark what they had dubbed Africa Day.

The laptop presentation was part of the Queen Elizabeth Parks twinning project which has seen teachers and park rangers from both countries visiting and learning from each other.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park, in Horndean, has been twinned with the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda since 2008.

Mrs Rwabyomere said: ‘I hope all these children will one day visit the beautiful country that is Uganda.

‘We appreciate all the support and friendship they have given us. There may well be future teachers, lawyers and high commissioners in this room.

‘I would also like to thank Denplan for donating these computers and encourage more schools and companies to get involved to share experiences and build friendships with the people of Uganda.’

Mark Saines, volunteer ranger at QECP, said: ‘The laptops will be distributed among schools and the children can use them to interact with schools here. So it’s a really exciting project for people on both sides.’