Supporting and enabling self-reliant rural communities in south-western Uganda through empowering education and conservation programmes.
In Uganda, we work alongside a network of partners to respond directly to the needs of the communities in which we work. Below are a range of our projects in Uganda, which involve both conservation of the unique environment, as well as education and supporting the local communities. Please go to the 'Education' and 'Conservation' pages in the drop-down menu above for more info about the two main branches of our work!
Ten schools in the Kabarole District were selected by the board of RDF and Goretti Bagaya, the District Education Officer, for participation in an annual competition to allocate bursaries for project proposals. After attending an initial meeting in response to an explanatory hand-out, each school voted from a list of projects chosen by staff and students which would benefit the whole school. Beyond the provision of much-needed resources, the main objectives of the competition were to enable students to have a sense of ownership and participation in their chosen project right from the proposal stage, to encourage team-work, and to develop the important skills of managing limited resources in order to achieve a collective profit.
Since 2005 we have supported the Ruboni Community Conservation and Development Program (RCCDP). This is a locally coordinated membership organisation that includes a wide range of projects devised and managed by the local communities bordering the Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP).