Our current project is in Ruhanga South West Uganda. We have come a long way but there is still a long journey ahead and these are the current initiatives that you could get involved in
Volunteers are welcome to share their skills and knowledge with the community. For further information please download an application form here Ruhanga Community ProjectVL
CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME
Back in 2008 we learned that village children under 8 had no access to education as the nearest school was too far away for them to attend. We therefore started a nursery school in what was then a chicken shed with only 8 children. As I write today, we have 7 classrooms providing education for 250 children and this number continues to grow. As such we have a very big job on our hands to provide more school buildings. In addition, the local parents have requested that we expand the school in order to accommodate children up to primary 7 level.
Our desire is that all the children should attend the school for free; we provide free scholastic materials, a free uniform as well as a free meal for all pupils that attend. Of the 254 children registered at the school 140 are sponsored by our friends and well-wishers here in the UK and we are working very hard to ensure that the rest are sponsored too.
The parents have welcomed our suggestion of giving students some business skills and vocational training in primary school so that by the time the child reaches Primary 7 (usually aged 13 ) they would be able to earn themselves a living, even if they are unable to continue on to senior school.
To sponsor one of our children please download a Donation-Sponsor-Form1 (2)form here
A key reason for our existence is poverty alleviation. It is our belief that this should not be through handouts but instead by enabling folk to acquire skills that they can use to help themselves out of poverty. we would like to encourage you to fundraise for one of our community business initiatives to enable folk in Ruhanga become financially independent and these include
Bee keeping- Ruhanga is well positioned for beekeeping and we have teamed up with a UK based charity Hives saves lives- Africa who will provide training and equipment to get 5 people from the community started in commercial beekeeping at a cost of £2240
Bakery- the community started a savings scheme to start a bakery in the village. They have acquired the land where it will be located and require £5000 to complete it
We have 3 unfinished classrooms which have to be completed by February in order to allow for smaller class numbers. We need £1500 to achieve this.