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British High Commission supports Ugandan street children

In March 2014, British High Commission, DFID Uganda and British Council staff raised over two million Ugandan Shillings for Retrak Uganda.

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Chris Bold of DFID Uganda, Winner of the Sport Relief Mile

Retrak is a British NGO that helps street children in East Africa build new lives away from the streets. The staff of the British High Commission in Kampala, DFID Uganda and the British Council ran and walked a “Sport Relief Mile” in Kampala and organised a charity quiz, raising over two million Ugandan Shillings (more than £500) for Retrak. Sport Relief is an initiative of the UK’s Comic Relief Charity, which has been raising money to help poor and disadvantaged children worldwide since 1985.

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Officials from Retrak speak to HMG Kampala staff about the charity's work
Published 3 April 2014