‘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.

Reading standards improving year on year – thanks to support from Buriton's Village-to-Village charity link

Posted on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 9:54am

Another successful inter-school reading competition was held on Friday 17th March, with scores of children taking part representing a dozen schools.

Buriton's 'Village-to-Village' group sponsored another successful competition (the fourth annual event) by providing prizes for all the winners and paying for the costs of the transport to get all the children to the venue.

Twelve primary schools took part in the competition - an initiative inspired by Buriton's work with the Local Education Authority in the area.

Latest news about Buriton's help with sanitation in Ghana arrives on World Toilet Day

Posted on Sat, 10/12/2016 - 6:38pm

As well as the completion of another 70 family toilets, work is well under way on the latest block of toilets for another village school.

World Toilet Day was set up by the United Nations in 2013 to bring attention to global sanitation conditions - a topic often neglected and shrouded in taboos.

Today, 2.4 billion people are struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work their way to a better future - all for the want of a toilet.

Last chance to take photos for the 2017 Parish Calendar

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2016 - 6:03pm

Due to the success of the Buriton calendar over the last few years, it's been decided to do it again and the closing date for entries is the day of the Village Show: Saturday 20th August.

As in the past, the aim is to produce a calendar of attractive pictures from the Parish - and we?ll need photos reflecting each season of the year ?

You can submit photographs that you?ve taken in previous years. So, dig out some of your favourite snaps.

Antiques in your attic? An entertaining talk by TV Auctioneer Jonathan Pratt

A talk about Jonathan's experiences as an auctioneer and his TV work, followed by an opportunity to get comments on antiques brought along by the audience

Inspired by the BBC?s ?Lovejoy? programme, Jonathan Pratt went on to study antiques and train in a saleroom in Edinburgh before joining the BBC?s ?Bargain Hunt? team in 2008.