Henrietta Rose

Henrietta Rose

In loving memory…

24th June 2019, marks the passing of a dear friend, Henrietta Rose.

The extraordinary breadth of her interests and the many ways she served her family, her friends and her community were evidenced by the tributes paid to her. One of the great loves of her life was Sky Is The Limit school in Fort Portal, Uganda. As a valued and active trustee of Ecologia Youth Trust, Henrietta was an inspiring example of commitment to the project. Under our umbrella, Henrietta raised thousands of pounds for Sky Is The Limit, to buy piglets and fruit trees for the farm, sink a well for fresh water, build a toilet block, buy classroom furniture and a new truck to transport the children to school.

In memory of Henrietta Rose, we have set up a memorial fund for Sky Is The Limit One of our goals was to rebuild the classrooms, destroyed by termites, into a permanent brick structure. It will stand the test of time as a testament to Henrietta’s love and dedication to this small but important school in Uganda.
I am so happy and proud to let you know that the 3-Classroom block is under construction this month! Funded by the Toy Trust and your donations, it will be completed in July. It was my great pleasure to visit Sky Is The Limit in early June to celebrate the completion of the Kitchen and Dining Room and the inauguration of the School Classrooms. I was able to witness Henrietta’s contribution to the school, hear everyone’s appreciation for her and Tom, and their gratitude for Ecologia’s support. Their love has renewed my own commitment to this exceptional school and its dedicated staff.

Happy as a King I am
For the gift of being at
Sky’s Limit School
A spick and span place for learning
Where we keep the pot boiling
Through unity.

As proud as a peacock I am
For our directress and the teachers
Who don’t pour cold water on us
But work hand in hand
For the best of our future

As sweet as honey
so are the sponsors
Who have not thrown dust in our eyes
But have funded the construction
Of the nice and robust school buildings
In the blink of an eye
adding more beauty at Sky.
– P7 Poem, Sky Is The Limit

Please show your support to Sky Is The Limit

There are many ways that you can support Sky Is The Limit, in honour of Henrietta Rose:

  • A donation to help furnish the classrooms: desks, chairs, white boards, cupboards etc.
  • Sponsor a Child: £10 a month will let a child attend Sky Is The Limit School.
    £25 a month means a child can live at Noah’s Ark and go to the school.
  • Support Secondary and University Education: Once the children complete Primary School, they need financial support to continue their education. You can help see them through.

To donate click here
Cheques to: Ecologia Youth Trust, 66 The Park, Forres, IV36 3TD, Scotland.

Silent auction in honour of Henrietta Rose

To celebrate Henrietta, and raise funds for Sky Is The Limit, we are holding a silent auction.

The item for bid is a beautiful original watercolour by Henrietta Rose.

Title: Red Squirrel

Dimensions: Frame Overall: (H) 37.5cm x (L) 42cm

Painting: (H) 23.5cm x (L) 28cm
How to bid: The highest bidder will receive the item.
To place a bid, please either:
Email info@ecologia.org.uk
Telephone 01309 960 995 with the following details:

Name, bid amount, contact number/email/address
Deadline for bids is 8th July 2019.
The winning bidder will be contacted on 10th July 2019.

Poems in memory of Henrietta

Rose Kabasingusi, Founder and Director of Sky Is The Limit, and the children at the Centre have
composed some poetry in memory of their Adyeeri, Henrietta Rose.

My very warm wishes to you and thanks to all who have already given to Sky Is The Limit Children’s Centre. It is difficult to express how much your support means to the children.
Liza Hollingshead
Chief Executive

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Liza is the founder of Ecologia and Director of International Projects. She was born and educated in South Africa and worked there as a high school teacher. She moved to live in the Findhorn Community in 1974. She started Ecologia in 1995 after being introduced to Dmitry Morozov, the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia, and was inspired to support the community in its mission to rescue orphaned children from institutions and give them homes, families and education in a supportive environment.

This led to projects supporting disadvantaged youth and children in South East Asia and in East Africa. TRead more about Liza’s story here.