Uganda Mission Trips 2020 & 2021 | Rukungiri | Mission Direct

Uganda Rukungiri

Changing their future through education

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.


Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.


Building Project   /   Mountainous region   /   Rural Town   /   Schools and Clinics   /   Suitable for all ages

Mission Trip Dates

The Projects

We will have days in Rukungiri to visit and assist some of our partners and community-led projects such as:

  • Mosaic Vision Ministries, faithfully supporting ‘child-headed families’;
  • Mothers Union Vocational Training Unit, crafting new skills in the lives of young girls;
  • The Chilli Children Project, improving lives of the disabled.

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.

The impact so far

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.

Rest and Relaxation

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.

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Country Information

Rukungiri is a South Western district of Uganda

The time Zone is GMT +3 hours

Local language of Runyankole, although English is widely spoken

Average of 28°C in Jul-Dec

The Flight is approximately 11 hours.

The Impact So Far

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

Mission Trip Dates

Uganda Rukungiri 2023 – Team 1

07 Oct - 22 Oct 2023

Contribution:  £2,500


Uganda Rukungiri 2023 – Team 2

28 Oct - 11 Nov 2023

Contribution:  £2,500


The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

Orientation and Reunion days

Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

Reunion Day

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