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Second Phase Solar Installation Complete

Our next stage of solar powered lighting installation has been completed at Buhinga School by Village Energy. This enables the school to use the buildings for a much greater proportion of the day and provides a much improved learning experience for the pupils. Thank you to everyone who continues to support us in these initiatives.

Solar Energy Installed @ Buhinga

Work was recently completed for the installation of solar panels and batteries to power lighting for classrooms and a number of the appliances in the school office of Buhinga School. The installation was performed by Village Energy who are able to remotely monitor the system and despatch engineers in the event of any failures.

Marathon de Sables for Universal Chance

Ben completed the 2017 Marathon de Sables, raising over £5,000 for Universal Chance. It was the 7th April 2017 and I found myself standing in the middle of the Sahara Desert in amongst a crowd of 1,600 other runners wondering how I’d got here. After months of training that included 6 marathons across 4 different […]

Nyaika and Mpuuga’s Kilimanjaro Challenge

In 2017, Nyaika and Mpuuga took on Mt Kilimanjaro and raised over £6,000 for Universal Chance. Here is their story: It was always an ambition of mine to climb Mt Kilimanjaro especially after seeing it at first glance at a young age while living in Tanzania. On December 27th 2017 – January 2nd 2018, along […]

3 Peaks for Universal Chance!

Words from Ian Waluube – Universal Chance trustee – you can still support Ian’s challenge here. I can honestly say it was the most difficult but inspiring challenge I’ve ever been part of, and your messages of support played a massive part in helping us get over the finishing line in one piece (just!) To […]

Matt’s Kilimanjaro Challenge

Matt and Alex took on one of the world’s most iconic peaks – raising more than £1700 that will go directly to building brighter futures with Universal Chance. “In October 2017, my fiancé, Alex, and I flew to Tanzania to embark on a 7 day trek in an attempt to reach the summit of Mount […]