Teas aid water

Charity. Smithton High School students have raised more than $1700 to assist a Ugandan school in implementing fresh water. The local Student Executive Council spent several lessons during the week organising the mid-morning treats. Together with staff, they were at school by 6am on Friday September 16, busily preparing more than 250 morning teas for …

2 years ago

Think Water, think possibilities 

Donation. The generosity of Smithton’s Dreambuilders Church is bringing further joy to students at Joy School in Waswa, Uganda. The donation of a solar-powered water pump from Nelson Street business, Think Water will allow the school to access fresh water. Think Water owner Conrad Odgers had no hesitations when the opportunity arose. “Arjan van Adrichem …

3 years ago

Mission driven

Experience. Guided by her faith and a willingness to help those less fortunate, Stanley girl Clrys Hursey has her future path set. Just 16 months after returning from an exchange year in Finland, and completing her year 12 studies at Hellyer College, 18-year-old Clrys has spent six months volunteering her time in Uganda. Knowing since …

4 years ago
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Life-changing trip

Experience. Three local residents have returned home with a fresh perspective after encountering more than they bargained for during an uplifting trip to Uganda. Dreambuilders Church members Trevor Spinks, Damien Heres and Arjan van Adrichem travelled to the remote village of Weswa earlier this month for an 11-day trip, exploring the area and assisting a …

4 years ago