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The Rushararazi area north of Rukungiri overlooks the Western arm of the Rift Valley. Against the backdrop of the Congolese mountains, overlooking the Rift Valley the hippos wallow in the waters in the river below and baboons lazily sit and watch the day go by. This location is simply stunning.
However, due to severe drought, the harvests have failed for many seasons in succession and a result some families make do with one meal a day. Water and money are scarce and the majority of parents cannot afford school fees. Children have no shoes and many of the clothes that they wear have holes.
We will have days in Rukungiri to visit and assist some of our partners and community-led projects such as:
On the days that we travel from Rukungiri to Rushararazi (a rural, remote village), we will help local builders for a couple of hours in the morning who are constructing teachers' accommodation at the village school - vital for the school to attract and retain good educators for the children here. We will remain in the community for the afternoon, spending time with the people or visiting other projects.
In 2018 our teams began to build new school facilities to alleviate three school/nursery years all being taught together in the same 'room'. Older children were taught in buildings with roofs that leak and teachers have to live onsite in poor accommodation, making it difficult - or near impossible - for the rural school to attract good teachers.
In 2019 we completed three new classrooms for the nursery children and two 30,000L rainwater-harvest towers.
Head off to Queen Elizabeth national park deep in the Rift Valley and search for amazing wildlife! A highlight of the trip will be a boat journey on the Kazinga Channel – which is a birdwatchers’ paradise. We will end the day in African culture style as we enjoy dinner together at the local lodge.
The teams in Uganda Rukungiri have been doing an incredible job. Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...
classrooms for various community schools
Dormitories at Kitazigurukwa School
Rehabilitation centre for children with special needs
02 Jul - 16 Jul 2022
23 Jul - 06 Aug 2022
08 Oct - 22 Oct 2022
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Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.