It has been widely accepted within the Post 2015 discourse that to impact poverty in future, it will be necessary to create conditions that can provide capabilities and an enabling environment that will ensure that people can take charge of their lives and lift themselves out of poverty. Read more
We first got involved in Ruhanga in 2008 and our first goal was creating jobs in the neighbourhood. We didn’t know how, but we were going to try as Denis Aheirwe a local man was already trying. Read more
I use the word “excited’ a lot in my posts here but if you are a regular here of have visited our project in Ruhanga, you will understand why.
The source of my excitement this time is progress that has been made at the Skills Centre. You will recall that back in July our friends at Hastoe Housing Association called in armed with buckets of paint. Read more
In the last post I told you about a new initiative for girls to help them gain practical skills they can use to generate their own income. I caught up with the girls in Uganda last month. They were five weeks into the course and about to graduate.
My good friend Sally Church had learned about this initiative through twitter and sent me off to Uganda with some tools for the girls.
The girls are aged between 13-16 and word has got out in the village that they are doing a superb job and this has meant that they have started getting customers already.
Of all the initiatives that are under way in Ruhanga this excites me the most.
The girls and their Head teacher George Karamira. He is leading on this initiative and I am pleased to note his enthusiasm
Demonstration of how to repair a puncture.
Oh and I came away with a wish list, A PUMP for each of the girls. They are 15 in the group and sharing tools isn’t going to cut it. For just £4.99 we can make this come true.
To help us achieve this you can either purchase the pump at Evans Cycle and send it to us at SUITE 114 WEY HOUSE 15 CHUCH STREET WEYBRIDGE SURREY KT13 8NA or make a donation here and we will buy the pumps