WHERE WE WORK
We work with seven communities in northern Uganda
Parabongo is the first place Alison visited in northern Uganda in 2008.
On that trip she met these women and couldn't walk away after giving her word that we would support them.
Today we support farming projects, 2 nursery schools and a group of war surivors called The LRA Survivors. We are helping them build a Peace and Learning Centre.
Otici is the village the furthest away from Gulu. It used to take hours and hours to get there and we still get stuck in the mud on a regular basis.
The people of Otici are an inspiration. They work so hard and are so determined to lift themselves out of poverty. They have built a nursery school - it is called St Peters and lead the way with the coffee growing project that we started 10 years ago. This is Simon who co-ordinates our projects and drives the community forwards.
We met the child mothers in 2011.
They were abducted during the war, raped and had babies. They either escaped or were rescued from the rebels but when they got home they were rejected by their families.
They found each other and formed this group to support one another.
Since 2011 we have provided the girls with seeds, sewing machines, taught them the skills to make paper beads and helped them set up a very successful football team.
When we go to Uganda we buy beads, bags and other crafts from the child mothers, bring them back to the UK and sell them to raise funds for our projects.
This group was set up by two of the original child mothers who used to walk for hours to attend meetings.
We have helped them build this nursery school and will help them finish it.
There are many old and vulnerable people here and we are linking the young and fit with the old and weak in return for bean seeds!
At school we contribute towards paying the teachers and making sure the children receive a cup of hot porridge every day.
`Putuke is near Kitgum and one of the villages that Forgotten People's Projects supports.
We have recently completed building a new nursery school. It took more than 2 years to build during COVID.
We also support farmers with seeds and provide emergency support with medical expenses.
on the left is the old school, which was destroyed every year because of wind, rain or fire. On the right, our new nursery school with 4 classrooms, an office and a store.
Nge Kidi is near Kitgum and one of the villages that Forgotten People's Projects supports.
We met them in 2014 and have supported them since then by providing them with seeds and helping the nursery school with a monthly contribution that pays for 2 teachers and the cook.
We also make sure that every child at the school receives a cup of hot porridge every day.
Paibwor is near Kitgum and one of the villages that Forgotten People's Projects supports.
We provide them with seeds and a helping the nursery school with a monthly contribution that pays for 2 teachers and the cook. We also make sure that every child at the school receives a cup of hot porridge every day.
Here is Doreen the school cook, very proud in her new apron. At the moment they prepare the porridge on a fire outside. The goal is build a school kitchen, but first we need to build the toilets and finish the building.
And here is Sam, teaching the children in a partly finished classroom.