Uganda Lodge Community Projects promotes
better educational, health, social and life outcomes for the children and wider
community of Ruhanga & other rural areas in south-west Uganda.
Their work to date includes the building of a school
for the village children, a gravity well to provide a reliable water source for
the community, and a health clinic to promote better health outcomes. They are
currently developing a vocational training centre amongst other initiatives, to
support the local communities with employment opportunities and becoming self-sufficient.
Their focus for the current year is the completion of training
kitchen/restaurant for young people who cannot afford senior school worth £15,000.
These new facilities will enable young people to learn catering and hospitality
skills and create employment opportunities for the local communities.
Your donation will make a real and long-lasting difference
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Christmas 2021 - Virtual Shoebox Appeal
LODGE COMMUNITY PROJECTS is a UK registered charity (1150023) that promotes Better
Education, Health, Social & Life Outcomes for thousands of needy
children in the wider community of Ruhanga and other rural areas in Western
says above - we are a community project - we have established a school in
Western Uganda, a Medical Centre, a Vocational Centre, we have built a large
school and village hall which is used by the whole district for meetings and
training / education purposes. We provide jobs and support within the
community. Our aim is to continue to support communities in Western Uganda and
through aiding and assisting them in improving their health, education and
infrastructure, ultimately give these communities the tools and opportunities
to develop and grow and become independant of the need for any external help
Christmas, many local families will be struggling to find even enough money to
put regular food on the table. For them, Christmas is a date on the Calendar
and a visit to church, rather than presents and feasting.
year, to everybody reading this we ask, please consider the gift of a virtual
traditional shoebox appeal is wonderful and opens people’s hearts, however, it
does have flaws:
The carbon footprint of all those shoeboxes travelling 1000’s of miles
to deliver gifts
The look on a parent's face to see their child given a gift that they
personally cannot afford to buy
The fact that what is given may in a few short weeks be part of a
rubbish dump somewhere
taking the concept of the shoebox appeal and making it more relevant to today
take ALL the money that is donated (no overheads charges, no
transport costs, no admin fees) and we send it to our local co-ordinators and
volunteers in Uganda to spend locally.
buy the sorts of presents traditionally found in shoe boxes but from local
shops and at local wholesalers. We will buy presents that are relevant and
necessary and if requested by parents, we will let them have the pleasure and
enjoyment of giving them to their own children.
split the money so that a proportion is spent constructing something lasting –
this Christmas we want to raise enough money to finish building dormitories for
girls at our vocational centre. Currently students at the edges of our
community have to walk many miles in the dark – these dormitories will allow
young girls to have somewhere safe to stay while learning a trade and giving
them the possibility to have a future where they can dream about supporting
themselves, their families and their communities.
also use a small percentage to buy food to give the gift of a full stomach this
Christmas - staples and things that we take for granted - rice without stones,
beans to go in the rice, salt to season the rice.
will be used to support these works.
years, many thousands of shoe boxes have been sent all around the world - this
is amazing generosity but this year let's take it one step further. The gift of
a present, of food and of a lasting benefit to the community.
Christmas, please send a ‘virtual shoe box’
Avoid unnecessary shipping and transport costs
Avoid adding to the global carbon footprint
Let the local volunteers select the appropriate gifts to be purchased
within the local community
Help provide food and sustenance for the recipients
Contribute to the long-term well being of the community - what we are
building will last for many
and help this community to move away from needing handouts and gifts.
- a virtual shoebox is for life, not just for Christmas.
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After nearly 20 years of sponsoring two children through the local school I am now finally going out to Uganda to see the wonderful work that is being done there. I shall be volunteering in what ever capacity they feel I am suited to, The village is always in need of funds to maintain the school etc., and I would appreciate a contribution, however small, to make this trip a really worthwhile one.My stay there is going to be for 3 weeks and there is a 3 day Safari and many other local trips to enjoy. Even visiting the Gorillas if that is something you have ever wanted to do. All of these are bookable once you arrive and I shall certainly be participating in one or two to see the country and wildlife.If this is something you have ever wanted to do please get in touch on my return and I can update you and give you the contact details.Thanks for your support. Mitzi x
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Uganda lodge volunteering
Hello! We are Maisie and Jack from Lyme Regis, Devon and have set up this fundraising campaign in support of our upcoming trip away to East Africa. We are volunteering to travel to a remote village in rural UGANDA to help build dormitories for teenage students who have completed Primary School but who cannot afford the fees for Senior School. The charity we are supporting (Uganda lodge, set up and run for the last 17 years by my nanny, Ann McCarthy) assists these youngsters in learning basic trades such as Tailoring, Hairdressing and Catering whilst also teaching them how to start up their own business to better their futures. The exterior of the building is completed but the bedrooms need plastering, showers and toilets fitted and then painting throughout. Our fundraising will help to purchase the necessary sand, cement, plumbing fittings and paint as well as enabling the charity to pay the local builders that myself and jack will be working alongside. This is a very exciting and once in a lifetime opportunity for us so please help us and donate all you can! Thank you :)
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We were lucky to meet many amazing people on our travels – and we were particularly touched by the fantastic work of the team at Uganda Lodge. Located in Ruhanga, a rural part of Uganda – there previously wasn’t any access to Education for the many children living in the region with children starting work from very young ages. In 2007 Denis and Ann decided to make a change and set up a small school for the area…and 15 years on their 1 class of 10 children has grown to 10 classes with 500 children. With no government support, Uganda Lodge is completely reliant on charity donations to be able to give each child a future. . For just £60 a year you can pay for a child’s education at Uganda lodge – giving a child a future.https://ugandalodge.com/
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