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11 University volunteers seek funds to build a entrance hall and lab at a school in Uganda

This weekend they have organised a paddle tennis tournament and a virtual charity run.

10 | 06 | 2021

11 volunteers from the University of Navarra, including eight students, a graduate, a PhD student and a employee, are raising funds to renovate a school in Kashambya, Uganda. goal This weekend they have organized a paddle tennis tournament and a virtual solidarity race with the aim of building a hall and a laboratory in this center. With these new facilities, the school will be able to receive the official authorization as an examination center for the "certificate of Education of Uganda", necessary to validate the fourth year of secondary school. 

The paddle tournament will take place on June 12 and 13 at sports center of the University and will cost 20 euros per participant. To register, call 627 60 47 77 or 616 68 39 44. The winners will receive one of these prizes: a visit for two to Bodegas Otazu, a paddle rack or a meal at Goiko Grill. Also, all those who sign up will be entered into a draw for two Blue Banana sweatshirts, a pack of creams and paddle materials. 

In addition, it will be possible to participate in the virtual solidarity race from anywhere in the world. All you have to do is download the "Rock the Sport" app, pay the five-euro registration and run or walk the 15 kilometers before August 9. There is also the option of a "zero queue" for the event.

Trip to Uganda on 30 June

The money raised from the two events will be used for the development of the project, whose goal main goal is the construction of the hall and the laboratory. In this way, the more than 140 students between the ages of 16 and 21 who study at this center will be able to receive a certificate from Education secondary school. 

The volunteers met through Tantaka, the University's solidarity time bank. On 30 June they will travel to Uganda, where in addition to working at the school they will carry out health care work at a hospital near Kashimbya, as well as health prevention campaigns for various diseases. When they met virtually with the centres where they were going to cooperate in Uganda, they saw the need for materials and decided to organise activities to raise funds.

The participants in the project are: Jorge Agustín Léautaud Grajales (1st of Philosophy, Politics and Economics), José Cristóbal Barrabés Santa- Bárbara (4th of Medicine), Juan Saiz Lozano (4th of Medicine), Naiara Arteta Gutiérrez (4th of Medicine IP), Carmen Castillo González (4th of Medicine IP), Sebastián Cruz Villalta (2nd year of Biomedical Engineering), Ester Jové (2nd year of Double Degree in design-Mechanics), Olaia Mendiburu Vidaurreta (3rd year of Chemistry), Maria Fernanda Zambrano Molina (Tantaka employee), Beatriz Arce (PhD student of Chemistry) and Álvaro Pascual Rodriguez-Valera (graduate of Energy Engineering).

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