Uganda

We love Uganda, the country that always wears a smile! Within its borders you can find the best of what Africa has to offer – from the highest mountain ranges, to the source of the majestic Nile. Uganda is still recovering from the horrible events that took place at the end of the last century, and its troubled political and economic past has left it as one of the world’s poorest countries.  However, Uganda is also brimming with potential and has some of the friendliest and happiest people you are ever likely to meet. We want to do our bit to help Ugandans hold on to their heritage whilst moving forward on the road to recovery, with bright futures for all.

50% of the population of Uganda is under the age of 14. Pukka Projects firmly believes that a good education is the key to a secure and stable future for Uganda. Far Frontiers Expeditions have been doing a sterling job working on projects to improve the lives of students at the Kinyerere Church of Uganda School for a while, and Pukka Projects is now taking over this responsibility and are raring to go.

Just north of Masaka, Kinyerere School educates local children who often walk for miles to get to class. The key aims of our projects here are to improve the lives of the students striving to get an education, and to give them a leg up on the  road to self-sufficiency.

From repairing and plastering walls to putting down floors, installing water tanks, building a poultry house (including putting in fifty little chickens to lay lovely eggs) and buying goats, we have tried to provide the school with all the facilities that the students need and deserve to not only have the chance of a proper education but to have the chance to become self sufficient. Our plan now is to work with other Ugandan schools in the same way to keep those smiles firmly in place! Get in touch if you’d like to be involved in our next project.

 

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