Uganda Lodge Community Projects
Who we are
Uganda Lodge Community Projects is a UK registered charity (1150023) that promotes better educational, health, social and life outcomes for the children and wider community of Ruhanga & other rural areas in south-west Uganda.
Over the past 10 years we have built a Nursery & Primary school where over 500 village children attend regularly, 200 of which are boarding. We get no help from the government so school fees are subsidised to an affordable level through our £5 a month Support Scheme.
Recently we started Vocational Training Classes as many Primary School leavers will not afford senior school. Even if they do reach S4 & pass some GCSE's there are very few paid job opportunities, so a trade or skill will enable them to earn a living by self- employment.
To offer a wider range of subjects and help fund the rest of the centre, we are building a TRAINING RESTAURANT that will be open to the general public and passing motorists. We have completed the shell of the building but need to raise another £20,000 to complete the building to a good standard.
In the past we built a Village Health Clinic to promote better health outcomes and we also funded a Gravity-fed Water Project. With the help of donations, our medical staff provide low cost or free health care for the local community, screen all schoolchildren and organise outreach work in the surrounding villages.
English speaking Volunteers from across the world can stay at the projects Guest House Uganda Lodge and from their base in the heart of village they help at the school, medical centre and get involved in many village based projects. Most choose to join a Safari, and all profits help fund the projects.
Your Donations make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of children of Ruhanga and the wider community of SW Uganda. You can find out more about the project and volunteering opportunities by visiting our website www.ugandalodge.com.