Working to help improve the lives of poor people in Uganda
The RDF aims to support and enable the development of self-reliant and sustainable rural communities in south-western Uganda through empowering education and conservation programmes. The RDF aims to provide UK volunteers with opportunities for personal growth, development and an awareness of developing world issues through involvement in fundraising challenges.
We are always looking for new volunteers to help us raise money for the foundation. There are lots of exciting fundraising events that you can get involved in throughout the year...so why not give it a go??
You can help support local communities by visiting some of the RDF projects. Just click on the links above to find out more about all our fundraising efforts.
Connect with RDF's nature conservation project and look at some of the world's surviving pristine lands.
RDF work revitalises local advocacy to improve education infrastructure at Bukuku Community. The district local government resolves to complete a classroom block at a cost of 20 million Uganda Shillings. Download the report.
RDF’s education program has focused on creating child friendly learning and recreational spaces in disadvantaged secondary schools in the Rwenzori Region. According to UNICEF function elements for a child-friendly school, easy access to open spaces allows children to be in close contact with their environment and to engage in physical activities. Open spaces can be designed as play yards for sports, outdoor learning activities and performance spaces. In typical child-friendly schools, the community would be allowed to use some of these spaces after school hours for local meetings, gatherings and other events.
The students of Bukuku Community Secondary School take to the field at the inauguration of sports ground constructed by RDF
a month could buy provide urgently needed books and equipment for local schools.
could help establish a small farm for each school, which would generate income through the sale of fruits, vegetables, and eggs, thereby helping support disadvantaged students.
a month could support important environmental conservation work of local community groups.
THE RWENZORI DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION is a registered UK charity which seeks to develop self-reliant and sustainable communities in that area. 100% of donations go direct to the charity projects, without any deductions. Admin and running costs are covered by UK Trustees own monthly donations. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT – it all counts.
Before RDF started work at Bukuku Community school, the sports ground was jagged by tree stamps, making it difficult for children to use it conveniently, besides causing injuries. Here RDF's Gorreti inspects the ground with the school head teacher