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.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Volunteering for AASU

Volunteering for Arise and Shine Uganda provides a great opportunity to donate your time and knowledge to helping a worthwhile cause. Whether its for one week or one year AASU will put your to very good use, whilst making your time with us fun and memorable. Moreover, you will be able to see the positive impact of your work every step of the way.

As a charitable organisation, AASU relies upon the time and skills of volunteers. Without you, we simply wouldn’t be able to function and we are eternally grateful to those who have - or in the future will - donate their time and skills to our projects.

The rate in which the organisation is expanding is too great for our current staff and volunteers to keep up with - therefore we really need all the help we can get.

As a young organisation we try our best to give volunteers and interns an opportunity to make a real impact on the organisation - you bring the ideas and enthusiasm and we will do all we can to assist you in bringing them to reality. We taylor work routines to each volunteer - whether you would like to donate your time to a specific project, or mix between two or more, we can arrange it. We also try to make sure our volunteers get to have a real experience of Uganda and its cultures - to ensure you benefit from your time we us as much as we do.

If you are interested in volunteering with AASU (or know someone who might be) please visit our volunteer page or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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