North Devon Model Railway Show 2013
Why not head over to the Pannier Market on the 26th May and check out the Model Railway Show - it is in aid of the Amigos Charity that supports childrens development in Uganda.
Amigos is working to bring self-sustainability, dignity and hope to the young people in Uganda by investing in vocational training, educational opportunities and holistic life-skills. We are committed to standing with the most vulnerable and equipping them to fulfil their potential.
At Kira Farm Development Centre, we model the effective and sustainable use of natural resources, teaching environmentally friendly farming methods. Amigos places a high value on the natural resources of Uganda and seeks to use these in innovative and creative ways. Through providing a variety of vocational training courses we enable young people to become self-sustainable and financially independent. Alongside this, our students are equipped through life skills, including character development, health and nutrition and holistic care. We teach biblical discipleship, and life skills such as parenting skills, emotional development, and empowering mediators. We are also developing pioneering courses teaching restorative justice methods and empowering our students to become change agents in their communities.
We provide on-going education at Kira Farm Development Centre, and through our child sponsorship programme we enable more than 300 children across Uganda to go to school. Only 1 in 4 Ugandans complete secondary school education, Amigos is turning this tide. In 2013, the sixth Amigos child is enrolling in university through the sponsorship scheme, the first of many we believe!
Amigos believes that all those they invest in should then invest in others, ultimately creating a ripple effect across Uganda. We encourage and equip Kira Farm students through microfinance as they return to their villages, enabling them to be self-sustainable through vocational training, and empowering them to transform their communities.