In the early years Langton students funded the shipment of several containers, supplying textbooks, computers, lighting, mattresses and lab equipment. In 2006 we funded the installation of a satellite Internet link, improving communication channels with DOC staff and students. Five non-uniform days per year continue to cover the cost of maintaining this link.
More recently the focus shifted to the funding of projects at the college, with money raised through our annual sponsored walk allowing the installation of an electricity generator and the refurbishment of science laboratories.
In addition Langton Houses fundraise to sponsor two students each per year. Whilst we seek parity in our relationship with Dr Obote College, many of our students have been moved by the stories of the school’s students and have asked that the Langton continue to sponsor boys attending the school. Sponsored students are either orphans or whose poverty and family circumstances are such that they would not otherwise be able to afford a secondary education. Over the years Langton has sponsored in excess of fifty students, many of whom have subsequently qualified for Ugandan government sponsorship, having excelled in the A Levels.
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Thanks to money raised by Langton students, mosquito nets have been purchased for the dormitories at Dr. Obote College. Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal – one single bite is enough to infect a person so the students are now pleased to have some protection.