Supporting and enabling self-reliant rural communities in south-western Uganda through empowering education and conservation programmes.
In recent years, RDF Uganda has been working only with the 11 government aided developing schools in Kabarole District. Although the catchment area is the entire western part of Uganda, financial constraints limit our work to these eleven schools for now.
Needs assessment surveys are conducted by Gorretti, who visited all the schools, holding discussions and meeting with concerned officers, head teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders to identify what can be best done with the funds from RDF.
Above pictures (L-R): Gorretti Moving around the play ground with one of the students and head teacher of Rusekere senior secondary school; Gorretti is at Rwimi SSS with Mr Kisembo Wilson (RDF –U treasure) and the head teacher of Rwimi SSS surveying the play ground; Gorretti at Buhesi SSS, signing in the vistors book as the secretary, headteacher and one of the teachers look on
After carefully considering the wide range of possible projects, conducting market research and consulting with appropriate technical experts, Gorretti presents the proposed costs to the RDF Board for scrutiny. Once approved, the projects are implemented by Ugandan staff, who monitor and evaluate the whole process from start to completion.
Rubona SSS Library improvement project (L-R): Problem identification by Gorretti; Monitoring progress; Board member Chris handing over the finished project