Hands Up For Uganda

Martin and Bobby Britnell have been involved with Uganda for some years and during this time they have formed a firm partnership with their Ugandan Project Manager, Fred Ssetyaba, a local man from Kisaabwa. Fred is the driving force behind this charity in Uganda and has extensive community insight, knowledge and commitment to the project.

Supported by a dedicated UK committee and many kind volunteers, the charity "Hands Up for Uganda" has been created with the overriding aim of empowering people of Kisaabwa by giving them hope of a self-supporting and sustainable future.

Kisaabwa, in southern Uganda, is a very poor urual community lacking in many facilities that we, in the western world, take for granted. However the community with help are determined to make a difference. They are prepared to work collectively and contribute their time, energy and skills in shaping their future. This is the Kisaabwa Project.

We work as volunteers in the UK to raise awareness and funds for the following:

  • Farming Project
  • Education
  • Apprenticeships
  • Vocational Courses
  • Local Crafts
  • Healthcare
  • Water
  • Electricity

The charity is encouraging the development of crafts through providing work space and investigating marketing opportunities. 200 Omutuba trees have been planted for the production of bark cloth to encourage the revival of this earliest form of cloth. Links have been made with craft makers and customers in the UK and abroad. This has the potential to become a profitable enterprise for Kisaabwa with skilled people already in place to take this forward. Please refer to 'Supporting the Charity' ~ 'Up and Coming Events' for further information on:
BARK CLOTH TO ART CLOTH one small step towards a brighter future

Please visit the website www.handsupforuganda.org for more information and details on how to support the charity.

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