2020 and 2021 Projects

2020 and 2021 Project details

Project Uganda 2020 and 2021 will give both adults and young people the opportunity  to travel to Uganda to undertake building work on a small orphanage at Lake Bunyonyi near Kabale in the south west corner of the country.

The trips follow on from the 2018 project at the orphanage which saw the completion of a seven roomed dormitory building complete with bedrooms and showers.

 

The 2020 Project

This is for adults only and will rebuild the school on the orphanage site. The current school buildings are in a poor state of repair and are slowly being eaten by termites! The existing buildings will be taken down and replaced with 10 classrooms complete with lighting. This will enable the orphanage to retain its Government status as a recognised school for both the children living at the orphanage and from the local village.

Participants need to be aged 18 or over by June 2020. You do not need to currently be part of the Scout Movement but will need to join as an Associate Member for the duration of the Project. Full training on the skills required will be given and you are expected to attend the Training Weekends throughout 2019 and early 2020.

If you are new to one of our Projects then you also need to attend the Selection Weekend on 11th – 12th May 2019.

The provisional dates of the trip are 3 weeks in June/July 2020. The closing date for applications and payment of the initial deposit is 7th June 2019.

 

The 2021 Project

This is the opportunity for young people to visit Uganda and will combine time spent exploring Uganda with adventurous activities and a service project at the orphanage. It is open to anyone who will be a member of the Explorer or Scout Network sections in July of 2021.

The provisional dates are 2-3 weeks in July/August 2021.

 

Expression of Interest for either Project

If you would like to be part of the 2020 Project or part of the Leadership Team for the 2021 Project please contact us using this Link below.

 

 admin@scoutsprojectuganda.org.uk

 


The Kerry West Orphanage Project - https://www.kworphans.com

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORPHANAGE

  • 95 children aged 2-12 years attend the school
  • 65 children are boarders who live in the orphange full time
  • Some children are orphaned (often due to Aids) while some have parent/s unable to look after them. Many of the children are HIV positive
  • The children attend the school 5 days a week and on Sunday they attend church in the morning
  • The main issues facing the orphanage are lack of food, adequate shelter, medical care, school equipment & clothes


The head of the orphanage is Prossy. Other staff members include members of Prossy’s extended family and adults who were once cared for as orphans at the orphanage.

For more info on the Kerry West Orphanage Project click on this link