Dominase

Book soon for one of Buriton's big Barn Dances

Posted on Wed, 29/11/2017 - 4:18pm

In the amazing Tithe Barn at Ditcham on Saturday 20th January (7pm til 11pm).

Dust off your dancing shoes and blow away those January blues: one of Buriton’s big barn dances is coming soon …

This event will be held in the amazing Tithe Barn at Ditcham on Saturday 20th January (7pm til 11pm) with live music from the popular Rampagers and a cash bar.

 

‘Bygone Buriton’ Calendar for 2018 – last chance to order

Posted on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:18pm

There’s a new twist to the calendar for 2018 – but it’s an old twist: “Bygone Buriton”

Each month will provide a picture of the parish from a bygone era – photographs from across the last century.

 

And, as usual, at about 8 by 12 inches (A4 size), each page provides plenty of room to note all your commitments for next year.

 

Big Barn Dance in the magnificent Ditcham Tithe Barn: book soon

Dust off your dancing shoes and blow away those January blues: one of Buriton’s big barn dances is coming soon …

This event will be held in the amazing Tithe Barn at Ditcham on Saturday 20th January (7pm til 11pm) with live music from the popular Rampagers and a cash bar.

At only £10 per ticket it’s bound to sell out quite quickly, so get your tickets as soon as you can: from Doug Jones, 17 Bones Lane (01730 231326); payment with orders please (cheques payable to ‘Buriton Village to Village Group’).

Quiz Night raises almost £1,500 for Dominase

Posted on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:07pm

Thanks to the generosity of villagers and sponsors, school libraries in Buriton’s sister village are likely to benefit from another boost of books

With almost 120 people packed into the village hall in October, Paul and Jill Martin provided another entertaining evening which teased everyone’s brain cells whilst raising hundreds of pounds for projects in Dominase.

A short presentation before the start of the quiz illustrated the impressive range of achievements which the small charity has completed over the last twelve months – and explained the priority for funding for 2018.

Schoolchildren learn lessons from Dominase

Posted on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:04pm

Diamonds Class use Buriton’s link with Ghana to find out about “Ourselves and Our World”

 

Children in Years R and One got together for a morning in October to look at pictures from Dominase and to consider the conditions in which people live in other parts of the world.

The pictures inspired lots of questions and discussion about the quality of houses, water supplies, toilets and much more.

‘Bygone Buriton’ Calendar for 2018 on sale now

Posted on Sat, 07/10/2017 - 5:27pm

There’s a new twist to the calendar for 2018 – but it’s an old twist: “Bygone Buriton”

Each month will provide a picture of the parish from a bygone era – photographs from across the last century.

And, as usual, at about 8 by 12 inches (A4 size), each page provides plenty of room to note all your commitments for next year.

Some sample pages are illustrated above – and a complete ‘sample’ copy (with an order form) can also be seen in the church.

More books to boost children’s chances in Dominase

Posted on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:17am

Buriton's "Village-to-Village" link with Dominase has recently delivered over 2,200 more Supplementary Reading Books to hundreds of cheering schoolchildren.

The books, all approved by the Ghanaian Education Service, were collected from a big publisher in Accra and taken all the way to Dominase.

In the schools in and around Dominase, supplementary reading books can make a big difference to children's opportunities to learn English at an early age - which opens the door to all subsequent learning of other subjects; and to a route out of poverty.

Miss out on English in their early years of education, and the children miss out on life-chance opportunities thereafter - as generations of villagers have done in the past.

Latest block of school toilets in Ghana officially opened by village chief

Posted on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:11am

Money from Buriton has provided scores of children with somewhere safe and clean to go to the loo during school time - which, in turn, helps to boost attendances

Children in the outlying hamlet of Ananekrom, near to Dominase in the far north of the Central Region of Ghana, now have their first ever toilets.

Until now boys and girls, like most of their families at home, have had to squat in the bush around the village when they have wanted to go to the loo.

Now, thanks to Buriton's link, all that can change - and all the children will be able to wash their hands thanks to a big tank which collects rainwater from the roof.

A hundred more families get their first ever household loo.

Posted on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:04am

Buriton's ‘Village-to-Village’ charity has helped yet more families improve their living conditions, reduce risks of diseases and obtain some privacy - often lacking for millions of people in Africa.

Villagers in Buriton's “adopted” community of Dominase, in Ghana, are seeing more and more improvements in the health of the population, particularly young children, as a result of Buriton's programme of sanitation projects.

This programme of support for sanitation, now in its sixth year, sees local families doing much of the hard work whilst money from Buriton pays for the relatively expensive materials such as bags of cement, roofing sheets and vent pipes.