Kihembe Vocational Secondary School: Building for the future

After finishing the construction of the science lab at Kihembe Vocational Secondary School (KVSS) last month, as a team we wanted to keep the momentum going and start a new project as soon as possible. Therefore, at the end of last week we provided the funding to start work on the construction of a newContinue reading “Kihembe Vocational Secondary School: Building for the future”

A new science lab at Kihembe Secondary School

I’m absolutely delighted to share with you the news that the science laboratory that we’ve been building at Kihembe Vocational Secondary School (KVSS) has finally been completed! This project has been a long time in the planning and development and I’m delighted with the progress that has been made. The government of Uganda announced thatContinue reading “A new science lab at Kihembe Secondary School”

What about us? BLM & the scourge of colonialism.

The scourge of colonialism has never gone away. Many of us Brits know too little about this dark chapter in our history, yet it lingers in every corner of the previously colonised world today. Colonialism was a collection of acts so heinous that it condemned millions around the world to lives of servitude and assimilation.Continue reading “What about us? BLM & the scourge of colonialism.”

A statement on ‘White Saviourism’

The Zuri Project Uganda has been my life for the past five years and along with many  talented individuals, I’ve tried my utmost to make it a success. There are many things that we should be proud of, and you can read about many of our achievements in this blog, but there are also manyContinue reading “A statement on ‘White Saviourism’”

A new kitchen during lockdown

Just before the nationally enforced lock down due to COVID-19 began, our team in Uganda were busy constructing a new kitchen block at Kishunju Nursery and Primary School. (The new kitchen block, without a roof, standing next to the old block) Back at the beginning of March, we held a meeting at Kishunju with theContinue reading “A new kitchen during lockdown”

Yet another collaboration to be proud of

(Food parcels prepared for families) I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that our food distribution project in Kihembe was a great success. This was truly a collaboration to be proud of and there are many people to thank. First and foremost, we must thank our Ugandan partner Opportunity Africa, for developing the idea to provide criticalContinue reading “Yet another collaboration to be proud of”

Kihembe food outreach during COVID-19 Crisis

It’s a difficult time for citizens of the world right now and we’ve all been affected by COVID-19 in some way. Many people in Kihembe are suffering food shortages as they cannot travel to their gardens and/or shops, and therefore cannot provide adequate food for their families. Therefore, we are hoping to raise enough moneyContinue reading “Kihembe food outreach during COVID-19 Crisis”

#HelpingNotHelping: More on the Voluntourism debate

Earlier this month, JK Rowling, who needs little introduction, spoke very candidly about Voluntourism. Focusing on Orphanages in poor countries around the world, Rowling said: “Despite the best of intentions, the sad truth is that visiting and volunteering in orphanages drives an industry that separates children from their families and puts them at risk ofContinue reading “#HelpingNotHelping: More on the Voluntourism debate”