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Corporate philanthropy: growing through giving

Kain Lawyers exists to create opportunities for their clients businesses, their team and the community. The Kain Foundation is proud of the role we’ve played in bringing an enriched form of corporate philanthropy to our corporate partners, including founding partner Kain Lawyers. We think this feature in the Weekend Australian highlights exactly how we create these opportunities.

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The Uganda Project 2016 – Day 10

For our last ‘work day’ we rode bikes through Gulu village. Patrick, an entrepreneurial young man with a micro tourism business, hires out the bikes of locals. What an assortment of rickety two wheelers they were. Lachie’s had next to no brakes and mine was missing a pedal! We toured around and were met with amusement as the locals didn’t think muzungas knew how to ride bikes! We rode to Watoto’s Living Hope Centre which rehabilitates woman displaced by war…

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The Uganda Project 2016 – Day 9

The team arrived in Gulu last night. I was treated to the Royal Suite, complete with Kardashians on TV, after a room mix up. Gerry was pretty jealous, he really likes the Kardashians. Today we visited Watoto’s Laminidera Village at Gulu. Lachie pulled out his magenta shirt, and Gerry, being from the Geordie Shore, then had to step up his game; he applied his Ugandan spray tan (red dirt) and off we went. Laminidera is an excellent example of how…

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The Uganda Project 2016 – Day 8

Today we headed North to Gulu. Before heading off on our 6 hour road trip we visited Missionaries for the Poor. This is a Christian organisation that runs two homes for orphans and disabled people that others can’t or won’t care for. As with all the places we’ve visited we were welcomed warmly and our donations received gratefully. But I couldn’t help feeling that, despite the warmth in the welcome, the Brother who spent time with us felt he had…

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The Uganda Project 2016 – Day 7

We were all quite pumped on Saturday morning, looking forward to a run around with the Kids for Africa group. Marvin, an ex-footballer who leads this group, gives underprivileged children a focus through soccer and netball, which takes them off the streets and away from crime and drugs. Having Skyped home for well wishes and, in the case of one of our group, some sage advice (“remember Mum, you don’t need to be too competitive, they’re only kids”) we headed…

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The Uganda Project 2016 – Day 6

Day 6 was an incredibly uplifting one. After seeing the challenges facing the Kkoba Community on Day 5, including alcohol abuse, family violence and a lack of employment opportunities, it was so encouraging to see the impact the Foundation’s new community partners, The Real Uganda and Hopeline are having just down the road. The day began with a two hour drive from Kampala to Mayindo Village, picking Leslie from The Real Uganda and Tony from Hopeline along the way. Our…

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The Uganda Project 2016 – Day 3

Well, in case any of you were in any doubt, its official. The girls are more resilient than the boys. I suspect that this isn’t ‘news’ for many but the fact that Lachie and I have been the first to succumb to sickness in Uganda seems to give it more credence. Lachie’s unfortunately in a much worse state than me and didn’t join us on our road trip today. We’re visiting one of our new projects today. The Junior Landcare…

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The Uganda Project 2016 – Days 1 & 2

So, this is Africa! We’ve landed in Uganda, our home for the next two weeks. Two exciting, enriching weeks of new sounds, sights and experiences that will, I’m sure, take us all out of our comfort zones and open our eyes to opportunities beyond our normal. For me, coming on this trip feels like a rite of passage to being part of the Kain Lawyers’ family. Working in a business that cares as much about creating opportunities for its team…

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We are enriched

Kain Foundation. We’re Enriched. We’re absolutely rapt to be able to show you this video of the projects we’ve worked on in Uganda over the past five years.  A very special thank you must be made to Andy Scott and Riley Scott for the tireless love and commitment that went into designing and editing this film. Special thanks also to Tom Williamson and the team at KWP! for their dedication to making this video exceptionally powerful.    

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The Uganda Project – Day 10

Day 10 Video Diary Zdravka Stepic, Blue Sky Alternative Investments On day 10 of the Uganda Project, the team travel to Murchison National Park to experience another side of Uganda’s beauty. Zdravka shares her thoughts in the midst of elephant tracking. Click here to find out how you or your employer can get involved.

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