We were very happy to have donated two grove LED Twin Spot emergency lights to a child crisis centre in S.W. Uganda. The Potter’s Village at Kisoro, in S.W. Uganda provides intensive care, on a 24 hour basis, for new born babies and very ill young children. It is managed by three full time UK volunteers working alongside other Ugandan staff. The centre benefits from occasional short term help from trained medical volunteers from around the world and also short term groups of volunteers with non medical skills, mostly from the UK who visit the centre to carry out repairs, improvements and decorating work.
It became apparent that the centre needed some emergency lighting to be installed – they currently have a generator, but it has to be switched on manually, which can take up to 5 or 10 minutes, so when the power fails at night staff have to find a torch, or use the light from their mobile phones, which can make life very difficult when dealing with patients, so emergency lighting is the obvious solution.
The LED emergency lights donated will be installed towards the end of February when the next volunteers visit the centre – in this group there is a qualified electrician who will be undertaking the work.
We wish the Potters Village the best of luck with their work and look forward to regular updates from the team.
Photos to follow!