A statement on ‘White Saviourism’

The Zuri Project Uganda has been my life for the past five years and along with many other 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 alsoContinue 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”

Kishunju Primary School: A story of Rebuilding

One week after returning from Uganda in April of this year, we heard from our Ugandan team that the classroom blocks at Kishunju Primary School, housing students from Nursery class through to P5, had been totally destroyed in a storm. This news was particularly worrying, given the fact that there were students inside the classroomsContinue reading “Kishunju Primary School: A story of Rebuilding”

Uganda 2019: Arden Academy – Student Reflections

Last week I promised to share with you reflections of the students that visited Uganda as part of the Arden Academy trip of April this year. Here they are. I hope you enjoy reading them. Frankie Smith For me, Uganda was an experience of a lifetime. It opened my eyes to the opposing lives peopleContinue reading “Uganda 2019: Arden Academy – Student Reflections”

Arden Academy & The Zuri Project

I’m frustrated with myself that it’s taken me so long to write a post about this. Mainly because this partnership and the resulting opportunities it has created thus far have been life changing, quite literally. I first rocked up to Arden Academy, or Arden School as it was known then, as a skinny, anxious 11Continue reading “Arden Academy & The Zuri Project”