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Where is RYDA?

  • 8 miles from Kampala off Kampala-Mityana Road, near Buloba High School & Teachers' College
  • Latitude: 0 19 27.68" North
    Longitude: 32 27 57.70" East
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All About RYDA
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Christmas Concert

If you are anywhere near St. Margaret's, Mooroolbark, next Sunday, November 26th at 2:00pm then come, come, come to the Christmas Concert for RYDA.

This concert is a gift to the community from Singularity Choir.

  • Carols, sing-a-long and an 'in concert' performance of ...
Amahl is the story of a miracle that follows the overnight stay of the 3 wise men in a poor widow's home just before they reached Bethlehem. When his mother tells him to answer the door late in the evening, Amahl, the widow's disabled son, welcomes the wandering kings into their home. He sits and listens to their explanation of where they come from and why they are taking presents to a child in Bethlehem. Amahl offers a present of his own for the child and receives a blessing that changes his life.
Amahl is the first opera commissioned for television in the United States. It was performed in New York City by the NBC Opera Theatre on Christmas Eve 1951. A version was presented by ABC Melbourne on 18th December 1957.

Everyone is welcome at this cheerful, heart-warming afternoon of Christmas music with tea and bikkies to follow. Just $10 per person.

Christmas Gift Certificates

November is almost done and you know what follows quickly after that.
Now is the time to remember this annual fundraiser. Choose the version you need.

We have given for you...
  • Do you struggle to find the right gift?
  • Is it getting difficult to tell people what to give you for Christmas?
  • Do you have all you need?
  • Are you wanting to down size anyway?
  • Are you a bit uncomfortable with the 'surprise' gifts you know cost too much?
  • Do you receive gifts you won't use?
  • ...
With Gift Certificates everyone wins.
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Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
St. Margaret's Uniting Church
Bendigo Bank
BSB 633 000 Account No. 157319310
Swift Code: BENDAU3B
Code for donors outside Australia only.
Contact Doug for alternative if your bank doesn't trade with this code.
 
Please:
  • Include a reference to RYDA in the payment.

Letter from RYDA

Dear Douglas,

Greetings from the Rubaga youth Development Association (RYDA) and the entire community.

I want to start with apologising to you and the donor community for taking a long to communicate to you. This wasn't intentional but it has been that I have been sick on and off. Bear with me. Suzan Liz the principal is at the theology school so sometimes it takes long for her to visit the center and the deputy principal Mr Onyait Steven left as he got a new job. That is the reason why certain things weren't as normal as it used to be. Am very sorry.

However, am now recovering and the eyes are normalising and vision is coming back.

Today am at the centre and below is what is happening at the center:

  • Students are doing the final UBTEB and DIT exams.
  • We have also reinstalled the banana plantation.
  • The main entrance has been worked on and we are working towards meeting the required standards.
The challenges faced currently is the water bills which has accrued over the last 8 months is totalling to 4,200,000 (Ugandan Shillings) and the staff salaries for 3 months totalling to 5,000,000 hence total due to be cleared next months 9,200,000. (Ed: At today's exchange rate nine million two hundred thousand shillings = USD2443.85).

Let me also write to our donors and supporters.

Dear beloved donors and supporters. We want to write to you to appreciate your continued support over times. We are very grateful for all you have done for us over the years without which we would not have achieved the accomplished project activities. The Singularly Choir you have done great things. Your regular concert has enabled us to do a lot for our targeted groups. The people of St. Margaret's, Mooroolbark and St. John's Cowes, the organisation work and co-ordination of fundraising events is highly commendable.

We wish you all the best for Christmas celebrations and a happy new year 2024.

To other supporters and funders we are indebted to you for the continuous support to RYDA.

Let me hope that I will continue giving you information and reports as my health situation improves.

Your Sincerely
Geoffrey Steven Kyeyune
Director RYDA

Photos from RYDA

These photos show the banana plantation, the entrance gate renovation,
students doing exams and construction around the compound.