Piggery in Rural Jinja
For the last year we have supported a small pig farm (piggery) for a community of women in Jinja that live in horrendous conditions and who are seeking better ways to provide for their children. The small piggery is going very well and we are now seeking to expand it and also add chicken. Prof Swahn last visited the piggery in July 2016 and was glad to see their progress. More details are coming soon.
Kitchen - Twekembe Slum Project School for Orphans
We're so excited to launch our very first fundraising cycling challenge as a joint initiative between Go Free Uganda & Twekembe Slum Project (TSP). TSP has served the Makindye community inKampala for the past 7 years. But, the school for children, most which are orphans, has urgent needs which is why we are organizing this fundraiser.
We plan to raise 5 million UGX ($1,500) through the bike challenge and Tugende Design to build a functioning kitchen for the school. The students arrive at school hungry each morning, so they need to eat both breakfast and lunch at school. We all know that hungry children don't do well in school. Construction of the new kitchen will take place in December when the students go on holiday break. We can't wait to see their faces when they see the new facilities when returning to school in the new year!