WHATS BEEN HAPPENING
This has been a very busy and productive time for the charity, with so much going on behind the scenes in the UK. We are busy fundraising, applying for grants, planning courses and so much more. In Uganda the committee are busy doing research work, visiting projects and Fred has been asked to give lectures on 'what makes a successful charity' in Rwanda. This has been organised by the East African Community Organisation, comprising of Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya.
The EAC aims at widening and deepening co-operation among the partner states and other regional economic communities. This week
Fred and his community will be hosting 25 delegates from Rwanda for a couple of days.
MESSAGE FROM FRED
"Back from Rwanda and tired;.....
Oh, what an experience,...for a man of the plains to work in the hills of Rwanda for two days! With different persons, foods, organizations, and different everythings;
However, this is a very optimistic projection for Hands up for Uganda;..
It's the same job as I am doing in Kisaabwa i.e helping people to help themselves.
French imperialism brought so much difference in the cities as well as the Belgium influence...this can be seen in different set ups in Rwanda! So much ignorance and a bigger gap between capitals and villages like Nyakitara and Kamwezi where I was destined to lecture.
They have a lot to learn in agriculture, especially goat rearing and land management. Not so many pig farms because of cultural restraints and clean environment laws, as well as fish farms, a lot of land despite the small portions of the land they have.
The farm in Rwanda is divided between four people specializing in different crops of which I brought a sample. A very high expectation of trading our products there, the more serious we shall become.
Land is quite limited really but they have resorted to land planning and can produce more than we can here with bigger chunks of land in comparison!
That is Rwanda and they will pay a visit here soon. The search continues.
So lets plan forward and get to our purposes."
So everything is positive and encouraging, especially as more onus is now being placed onto the sustainability of projects in Kisaabwa.
So what will be happening in the UK to fund our projects.