Kibuye Project overview
AASU’s first community project is focusing on the village of Kibuye in North Eastern Kamuli, on the shores of the Victoria Nile. Kibuye has an estimated population of 60,000 people and is spread over 27 by 35km. The majority of the population is highly dependent on subsistence farming and barter trade within village in order to survive.
Before the project began, Kibuye was dependent upon one borehole for safe drinking water. Due to long lines when collecting water many have been choosing to fetch water from the river, which has caused illness through water born diseases. The village also only has one school, consisting of two classrooms accommodating roughly 600 children. The children that can’t walk the distance to the school simply don’t attend. The majority of children do not attend school, either due to distance or family circumstance, consequentially 80% of Ugandans over the age of 15 are illiterate.
So far within the Kibuye project AASU has been able to buy four acres of land at the East end of the village on which we have built a bore hole and are currently building classrooms for the Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School which is due to open for the start of the school year in February 2011.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Friday, November 9, 2012
|Michelle (right), me, and Cow Dina!|
|Teaching at the Arise and Shine Primary School. One of the|
classroom blocks is not yet finished so some classes
study from under trees.
|Lauren, Myrthe, Renee, and Suzan, some of |
AASU's other volunteers, outside our house
in the village!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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