Tisai Island Link Council
Meet our President
My name is Abbie Mullany-Green and I am ten years old. I really enjoy reading, writing and doing a type of Martial Arts called Aikido. I have been involved in the Mustard Seed Project Uganda since it began in 2016 and like to help out on fundraising stalls and at events. I am really passionate about helping the community on Tisai Island live a better, safer life with enough crops to eat and sell, clean water and an enjoyable education. I also feel really strongly about girls getting the same rights and privileges as boys because I find it really unfair that they are treated differently because of their gender. I went to WE Day 2020 and got inspired by the community leaders I saw there. My aim is to get lots of St Peter’s pupils involved to help the people on Tisai build a strong, healthy community.
The main aim of our school's Tisai Island Link Council is to support the Mustard Seed Project (www.mustardseeduganda.com/) and to educate the rest of our school about the importance of helping others, when we can.
Described as a 'poor community within a poor community', Tisai Island is in the Teso region of Uganda. The community of Ruddington, with the support of our link council, regularly raise funds to help the people of this Ugandan community. School events include: movie nights (where pupils watch educational films such as The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind) and 'Teddy, Toy & Book' Sales where pupils have brought in unwanted items from home so others can buy them. So far, the council have raised in excess of £1000.
Through this group, our pupils are also encouraged to learn about the 17 sustainable development goals. The World aims to achieve these Goals by year 2030. It is not so far away so we need to act right NOW. If we don’t waste food, water and electricity that will help protect the planet. If people are treated fairly and respect each other that will make big difference too.
The Mustard Seed Project charity's main aims are:
- providing relief from poverty;
- promoting education;
- empowering women and girls.
We teach our school children and the local community about life in Uganda and how through hard work and perseverance we can make a real difference to the world.