Creating opportunities for children and young people to build bright, healthy and self-sufficient futures
Representatives from the Foundation first visited Uganda in 2009, working with Watoto Childcare Ministries to build a house for 8 children and a house mother in Kampala. What was intended as a one-off trip, quickly became an annual event with representatives from our Corporate Partners heading to Uganda to help with a range of building activities including orphanages, schools and hospitals.
In 2015 the Foundation shifted our approach, moving away from bricks and mortar to investing in building the capacity of people. A new strategic plan was launched that focused on building the capacity of local leaders to create self-reliant communities and create opportunities for children and young people to build bright, healthy and self-sufficient futures.
Using our networks and in-country feasibility study the Foundation identified entered into two, multi-year agreements focused on agriculture, education and vocational training, working in the Buikwe, Masaka and Lwengo Districts. Each project included hands on support from the Foundation and our corporate partners, with a team of volunteers making the trip to monitor progress, provide support and share learning, creating deep relationships with our in-country partners.
In 2019 our agreement with The Real Uganda and Hopeline Organisation came to an end, and efforts have focused on developing the Uganda Landcare Opportunities initiative across the Lwengo and Masaka Districts with long-term partner Uganda Landcare Network. You can read more about the Uganda Landcare Opportunities Project and our in-country leadership experiences below.