TWIN - together we can make a difference
TWIN is a charitable arm of the University which has been working with our partners across the world for two decades. Regular donations and occasional collections allow us to give thousands of pounds each year directly to particular needs of our partners with whom we are able to work and whose stories and experience find their way back into the experience of our students.
Below are some recent donations made by TWIN:
HIV/AIDS testing and an eye clinic in Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda.
In 2006, around 200 people were HIV/AIDS tested, while nine cataract operations were carried out during the first-ever eye clinic in the area. The clinic was run with help from University Work-Based Learning students, and saw more than 120 examined. A potentially sight-saving cataract operation costs just £25.
Building a school with Christian Community Services (CCS) in Kenya.
CCS, which is TWIN’s oldest partner, aims to train and empower the people who form the grassroots of a community. TWIN money has been used to help build a school, purchase land and improve facilities, and run several programmes on themes including food, security, water and sanitation.
Providing clothing to Bufuka Orphans Group in Uganda.
TWIN money purchased striking new clothing for 58 children in the Bufuka Orphans Group. The donation also helped The Widows’ Tye-Dye Group and Bunyonyi Kids’ Wear, who were recruited to supply the clothing.
Equipment for the Instituto Bola Pra Frente in Rio de Janeiro.
Donations to TWIN helped provide equipment to Bola pra Frente, which was set up by Brazilian football star Jorginho in the favela in which he grew up. The institute provides training in football, sports and life skills for children aged five to 16.