Local MP launches PONT charity exhibition

Ponty MP Owen Smith recently opened a new exhibition about the many strands of work by community-to-community link PONT which is currently running at Pontypridd Museum until the end of February.

Mr Smith was accompanied at the launch by Jayne Brencher, who is PONT’s long-term volunteer in Mbale, and Robert Mafabi, who works for Pont as an Administrator.

PONT is a local Pontypridd-based charity whose aim is to build a new model of development based on direct personal relationships between communities in Wales and communities in Uganda. To date, well over 200 visits have been made by individuals from Pontypridd and Rhondda Cynon Taf through PONT, and many groups and individuals from Uganda have also visited Wales.

Owen Smith said: “I was delighted to open this fantastic exhibition here in Pontypridd Museum. It’s great to hear of the work PONT is doing and the progress it has made in recent years. I would like to congratulate Jayne, Robert and the rest of the team at PONT on their fantastic work in strengthening community relationships and improving conditions for the people of Mbale.”

Jayne Brencher added: “PONT is about communities tackling poverty together. It embraces all aspects of community life including education, health and engineering. We are extremely pleased to present this new exhibition and will continue to build on our key partnerships with the University of Glamorgan, Cwm Taf Local Health Board, local schools and key politicians like Owen.”


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More details about PONT can be found on its official website: http://pont-mbale.org.uk/main/