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FAQs

Q: How can I get involved with the Ross-Namutumba Link?

There are several ways to do this….

  •  You could volunteer for working in the Henry Street Charity shop.
  • You could help organise a fundraising event in your local school, church, youth club or society.
  • You could suggest ideas for different partnerships.
  • You could donate money on a regular basis through the Donate section of the website. You will see that there are various ways of doing this.
  • For all these things please go to the Contact Us section of the website.

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Q: How is the Link funded?

  • Currently, most of the funding comes from the Henry Street Charity shop where people donate goods for sale.
  • Some funds are raised when we attend talks and sell Ugandan products like jewellery.
  • Churches, schools and organisations such as Rotary and Lions also raise funds and have have their own links under the auspices of the umbrella organisation – The Ross-Namutumba Link which simply acts as a distributor to the individual projects.

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Q: Where does the money that I donate go?

  • Donations are sent to Namutumba for use in specified projects. These projects are discussed, costed, agreed and developed prior to releasing funds. The projects are supervised in Namutumba by the Kisiki Link Person, Mr James Mugenyi and their committee. Progress reports and photographs are sent here on a regular basis to aid transparency and accountability.

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Q: Can someone from the Ross-Namutumba Link Group come to speak to my church, school, club, society, business?

  • Certainly, many talks are requested and carried out every year. Please make a request through our Contacts page.

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Q: Is this a traditional twinning link?

  • Yes and No! Twinning links are traditionally cultural and were established to promote greater understanding between people in different countries/cultures. There is a strong element of this in this particular link but also more emphasis on making a difference to the lives and welfare of people who lack the basics and who are much poorer than us.
  • It is a genuine Community Link, with many organisation affiliated to it. For the full list please refer to the Partnership Links section of this website.