Project #8599

Help educate 650 vulnerable children in Uganda

by Global Backpack Project
Aug 9, 2013

BUVAD Continues to Move Toward Sustainability

Stephen Ssemutumba, the Executive Director for Butakoola Village Association for Development (BUVAD), the local organization that coordinates support for the Bwetyaaba Primary School, continues to make progress toward developing a sustainable industry in the Kayunga district.   

The Sunflower Project, funded by our fiscal parent C-I-CAN (Collaborative for Intercultural Children and Non-profits), has established a group of pilot farmers to plant and harvest sunflowers for distribution and sale of sunflower oil.  To date, the project has harvested 4,200 Kg of sunflower seeds.  One of the keys to creating long-term sustainability within a community is developing a better educated community.  To this end, Global Backpack Project continues its support of assisting BUVAD in its mission.   

Closer to home, GBP is excited to host the second annual Back to School Fun Run, to be held on Sunday, August 25th in Willamette Park in Portland.  The boys and girls attending Bwetyaaba Primary School will be among the beneficiaries of the run.  More information about the Back to School Fun Run can be found on the GBP website at

Please consider joining Global Backpack Project again in our continued support of Stephen and the boys and girls of Bwetyaaba Primary School by making a donation today on Global Giving.

Thank You!



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Global Backpack Project

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Emmanuelle Jarmon
Portland, OR United States

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