Projects


Humanity First has been established in Uganda since 2006 and has been able to respond to a range of modest scale local disasters as well as focussing on longer term projects.

 

IT Training
Humanity First Uganda runs an IT training Centre in Budaka where courses are offered in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access. Local teachers have been running the courses. More advanced courses are also run in Internet, Networking and Programming. So far over 250 students have been through the centre.

Water for Life
Humanity First has been exploring the feasibility of establishing or refurbishing water handpumps in various parts of Uganda. In addition, HFU have also been setting up water harvesting at a number of locations to provide sustainable water for schools, offices and other facilities in the country. HFU are now also working with a number of Districts on the protection of natural springs such that safe water can be provided on tap to villages.

Education
In Uganda, the policy of free education for all at primary and secondary level is paying dividends for the country, and the levels of attendance are improving. Children often walk for 2 hours each way to and from school, and have limited laboratory and other facilities. HFU have been working in a number of Districts across the country to supplement the education services provided. In Kibaale, HFU have provided specialist printing facilities such that exam papers can now be printed for around 70 schools in the district. Sports equipment for football, netball and volleyball have also been provided to many of the schools. In Budaka, electronic library facilities have been installed and a permanent library is also being considered. In Sironko, 2 schools have been assisted with roofing and repair, and longer-term projects are also being considered.

Healthcare
HFU has run a number of medical camps in Uganda to provide free medical check-ups and treatment for the poorer people in remote areas.

 

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