Kihembe Vocational Secondary School: A dream that became a reality

Two years ago, when Danielle and I were first introduced to Monica Agaba, she told us about something she wanted more than anything in the world. Alongside her friends, family and other community leaders, she wanted to build a secondary school in her village. The village of Kihembe is populated by six primary schools andContinue reading “Kihembe Vocational Secondary School: A dream that became a reality”

Can altruistic acts improve your overall wellbeing?

Too often, particularly in capitalistic societies in the Western world, wellbeing is defined and therefore understood on parameters that are far too narrow. When considering one’s wellbeing or one’s success, people often struggle to get past material accumulation, career prospects and monetary wealth when considering how ‘well off they are’ or how successful they haveContinue reading “Can altruistic acts improve your overall wellbeing?”

Celebrating the past to build our future

It was just over a month ago that we first heard the devastating news of Herbert’s death. Although we’ve had time to grieve and come to terms with the loss, it’s still difficult to imagine the future of The Zuri Project and Opportunity Africa without Herbert. He meant everything to us all. Our tribute to Herbert,Continue reading “Celebrating the past to build our future”

Capacity Building with Opportunity Africa

Fundamental to our participatory ethos here at The Zuri Project is empowerment. We strive to ensure that every project that we support allows our partners in Uganda to take control of the whole project process, from planning to delivery, all the way through to evaluation. In order to achieve this, we believe that it’s incrediblyContinue reading “Capacity Building with Opportunity Africa”

Meeting to plan for the future

Yesterday, Martin and I were delighted to join Herbert and 80 members of Kihembe community on a Skype call, to hear an update from community leaders about the progress of the secondary school project. Such is Herbert’s skill as a community mobiliser and facilitator, the meeting was attended by representatives and opinion leaders from eachContinue reading “Meeting to plan for the future”

Kihembe Secondary School: A festive update

As many of you will be aware, since October, we have been supporting the build of the very first secondary school in Kihembe, a project that has been almost two years in the planning. In a catchment area of approximately 15,000 people, Kihembe currently has 6 primary schools but no secondary schools, with the nearestContinue reading “Kihembe Secondary School: A festive update”

Health Centre project: a note of thanks

As i’m sure you’re aware if you follow us on social media, we recently provided funding to build staff quarters at Kihembe Health Centre, to ensure that the hard working doctors and nurses have somewhere safe and comfortable to stay, so that they can provide vital health care and outreach support to the people of Kihembe. YouContinue reading “Health Centre project: a note of thanks”

Collaborating with The Rotary Club

As a small charity, we’re incredibly proud of all of the partnerships that we’ve developed since registering with The Charity Commission in February 2015. The projects that we’ve delivered in Uganda over the past twenty months have been made possible by the hard work, generosity and expertise of all of our partners, without whom ourContinue reading “Collaborating with The Rotary Club”

Together we can make a difference

As you may have read in one of my previous blog posts we recently provided funding to support the redevelopment of Kihembe Health Centre. After visiting the centre in April and meeting with the staff and management committee, alongside our in-country partners Opportunity Africa, we decided to provide funds so the health centre could build staffContinue reading “Together we can make a difference”