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Easter Greetings

Thu, 09/04/2020 - 9:56am

Dear Supporters,

With glorious sunshine and the spring flowers in full bloom, we approach Easter not with our usual expectation of coming out of the winter months into a beautiful Spring of new activity. Instead we stay indoors and hope that our loved ones stay safe in these uncertain times. 

We have heard from our contacts at St Theresa’s that they are following the ‘stay home, stay safe’ advice.  We trust that the children, their families and the staff remain safe and well during this time..

2020 Update

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 8:36am

An independent report from an experienced charity practitioner commissioned by GETA in April 2019 noted that St Theresa’s is a successful school with leavers’ examination results increasing each year, making it the most popular school in the diocese, and consequently heavily oversubscribed. It also emphasised the benefits our financial support has brought to the school community and concluded:

 “...I was impressed by what I saw and would recommend you continue with your support.”

Paypal's Giving Tuesday

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 2:31pm

In 2012, Giving Tuesday started as a simple way to encourage people everywhere—and make it easier for them—to do good by donating time, expertise or money to causes they were passionate about. Now, Giving Tuesday has become a global phenomenon. Inspiring people in communities around the world to help in any way they can. You were inspired and we were inspired. So this December we’re making every Tuesday a Giving Tuesday. We’re inviting everyone to consider how much they can help someone in their community or halfway around the world.

Cabbage Patch 10 mile run, Sunday 13th October 2019

Amount raised 
£1025.00

David completed the Cabbage Patch run in a creditable time of 1h 35m 01s in ideal running conditions. As a result of our supporters' generosity - i.e. you - we have raised a a fantastic £1,025 to go towards funding the boys' dormitory; approximately £250 due from Gift Aid further boosts this total. Many thanks to all who sponsored David.

GETA Trustees and Management Team

 

June 2019 update

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 7:13am

The Team has been working hard to continue, with your help, the development of Fr Paul’s school, St Theresa’s, in Uganda. Following the successful construction of the water bore-hole, our latest funded project was the erection of a secure perimeter fence around the whole complex to ensure the safety of the school community. Additionally, a Safeguarding Policy agreed between GETA and the school was implemented in March 2019.

In April 2019 GETA commissioned an independent charity to visit St Theresa’s and submit a report. Feedback comments included:

Your support can make a difference!

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 6:04pm

GETA has since 2014 supported the growth of St Theresa's school, Uganda by providing financial assistance with the installation of a borehole well, assistance with costs for children to attend the school and many other projects. The latest project was to provide security fencing around the perimeter of the school which was previously unsecured. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 7:33pm

The GETA Trustees are seeking a volunteer to join the existing team to lead on growing its fundraising base through a range of opportunities including specific community events, online platforms, corporate sponsors, grant-funding charities and foundations, crowdfunding and legacy / will donations.

Since 2014 we have funded the construction of teaching and office spaces, furnished classrooms, provided staffing, teaching materials, a minibus and school meals for day and boarding students.

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