A stitch in time: Dinah’s remarkable story

This week, we are hearing from Dinah Mudondo, one of our scholarship students at Butaleja Technical Institute. Dinah, 21, is from Busolwe Village in Butaleja and lives with her mother and 9 younger siblings. Last year, she and her family suffered a devastating loss when their father, a local butcher, was killed during the Butaleja storm-disaster

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Cholera outbreak in Butaleja District

cholera child under care in Nabiganda HC IV

WHAT WE KNOW: The disease has admitted 142 individuals to hospital and claimed 7 lives, although these are only cases that were recorded at hospital, which most people wouldn’t have been able to get to. The outbreak was initially caused by flooding and is easily spread by drinking untreated water, often contaminated by human waste, especially in households without a latrine. Children

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School farms: Drake’s story

Last year, we posted this blog on our new school farms project and this week we want to take the opportunity to share with you some exciting updates. Under Fred’s diligent guidance these farms have thrived and we now have over 900 children receiving at least one meal a day provided by on-site farms! These

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Supporting orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs)

Earlier in this year, representatives from all over the world gathered in Chiang Mai, Thialand, for the ‘World Without Orphans’ global forum. With a total of 153 million orphans world-wide (and at least 2.5 million orphans in Uganda alone) a little bit of HOPE, like many of the other organisations attending the summit, feels strongly

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Butaleja open for business

Rachel Uganda-570

Earlier this year, this satirical meme went viral after a comment made by one of the presidential candidates in the US elections. While the image itself is highly critical of such an exaggerated attitude, it does reflect an increasingly pervasive assumption that you need large amounts of money to make a difference in the world.

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Busolwe library: Butaleja’s hive of activity

KODAK Digital Still Camera

I thought I might begin this week’s book-focused blog by giving you all the opportunity to take this brilliant little BBC quiz; the idea being that most Britons will only have read 6 out of these 100 famous books. Now, whether it is was forced upon you in school, or you’re simply a committed bibliophile,

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