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Girls at St. Joseph School, Mwangi
is a small charity based in Newmill, Cornwall, UK. We believe that
education is the key to conservation and poverty eradication. We
are committed to supporting rural primary education in developing
countries and we are currently assisting nine primary schools in
also have a Sponsorship Scheme to
fund a few of the brightest children in secondary education.
has been a Registered Charity since January 2005 and its Charity
Commission registration number is 1107569.
organisation is run by a small group of trustees. No one in England
draws any expenses from ACE so a very high proportion of the money
collected is used for the benefit of the schools. The only expenses
are a small salary for our Ugandan representative, David Epidu.
He commissions and supervises all our building work at the school
sites. Also there are inevitable bank charges when sums of money
are transferred to Uganda.
ACE was started
by schoolteacher Angela Peake in 2001. On
a visit to the area she was appalled by the schools and poverty
she saw and decided to try to raise money and to collect materials
She is seen
here being presented with a mat made by one of the parents at Bukazi
At the time
work on the building in the background was halted because of a lack
of water to mix the cement.
of the ACE trustees was taken in 2008.
(L to R): Roger
Drew, Bette Drew and Joy Kell
(L to R): Vic
Peake, Angela Peake and Phil Budden
is the ACE chairman and Bette Drew is the treasurer. Joy Kell is
minutes secretary. Phil Budden built and maintains this website.
was secretary at the time but died in 2011. There is a tribute to
Roger on the News from 2011 page.
Janet Pye became
a trustee in August 2010.
Janet is ACE
Sponsorship secretary and was a member of the party who visited
the ACE schools in Uganda in February 2010.
Nicholls became a trustee in July 2012.
main focus is communities bordering the National Parks in Uganda,
where many people live a hand-to-mouth existence, yet conservation
and sustainability are extremely important.
Primary education is free in Uganda but parents have to supply pencils,
exercise books and uniforms. Many children have no parents because
of the AIDS epidemic, so provision of everything for these children
falls to relatives or elderly grandparents.
Classes often number more than 200, with one teacher and no teaching
materials. Classrooms, and other buildings, can be delapidated with
earth floors and holes in the roof.
There are over
5,000 pupils at the schools which ACE supports.
can see and print out ACE's current 3-fold information leaflet by