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    We're delighted to bring you some news on a charity project CRC will be supporting in Uganda, Africa, as part of our ever-increasing social responsibility programme.

    Spearheaded by the company's Head of Strategic and Financial Management Maurice Donaldson, we've partnered with the Fields of Life organisation which has been working in Uganda since 1995 building schools, drilling boreholes (wells) and providing health education and income generating projects in some of the poorest areas of East Africa.

    Over 100 boreholes have been established and over 100 schools have already been built, with CRC recently donating 75,000 towards the drilling of a well and the construction of a new school, St Marg Lex School, in the northern town of Kwera due for completion later this year.

    The well is now up and running and once completed, it's hoped that the school will become the hub of a thriving community, providing high quality education for children and a base for health clinics, income generation and health education to be taught to the entire village.

    From boreholes to bikes

    Unlike many other charities, money is only a small part of the Fields of Life equation, and this CRC-funded well and school will go towards helping a community out of the cycle of deprivation and onward to self-sustainability. Aside from educating a new generation of young children, the building will be used for training in practical skills like bike repair and maintenance as well as business workshops in order that these businesses can run sustainably providing the community with a source of dignity and enabling them to make positive lifestyle choices

    CRC staff in Uganda

    Company founders George and Janice Watson have already accompanied Maurice on a trip to Uganda to see first-hand how the projects make such a difference to the lives and communities involved, and a larger group made up of the CRC employees is due to visit the finished school in 2013, building a relationship with the pupils, families and teachers. More immediately, Maurice heads to Uganda on 30th March to provide support to the school management team as they work towards the opening of the school in May/June.

    We'll be keeping you updated with the progress of the school via the Chain Reaction Cycles website, but for more information on Fields of Life head to their website now. http://www.fieldsoflife.com/

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    Its always good to think its not always about profits and there is some social responsability associated with being a successful company... Well done
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