Supporting and enabling self-reliant rural communities in south-western Uganda through empowering education and conservation programmes.
Before RDF started work at Bukuku Community school, the sports field was uneven and there were several by tree stumps, making it difficult for children to use for sports. Here RDF's Gorretti inspects the ground with the school's head teacher.
The Rwenzori Development Foundation (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.
RDF aims to provide UK volunteers with opportunities for personal growth, development and an awareness of developing world issues through their involvement in fundraising challenges.
We are always looking for new volunteers to help us raise money for the Rwenzori Development Foundation. There are lots of exciting fundraising events that you can get involved in ...so why not give it a go??
You could visit some of the RDF projects. Just click on the links above to find out more about all the projects we are supporting in Uganda and our fundraising efforts.
RDF’s education programme has focused on creating child friendly learning and recreational spaces in rural secondary schools in the Rwenzori Region. According to UNICEF, a child-friendly school provides easy access to open spaces that 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.
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.