Project #5967

Training to lift young Ugandans out of poverty

Oct 10, 2011

Making progress

The Vocational Training Centre at Siriba, Uganda, seems to be making steady

Uganda itself is  going through a difficult time with inflation
running up to 20%.  This is an overall figure and some basic prices, food for
example, are seeing much bigger rises.  This makes life in rural Uganda very
difficult. However the good news is that money being sent to the project is not
losing its value because the exchange rate is much better. 

One big feature in life at Siriba is the lack of water.  Water has to be fetched from the nearest
borehole which means a round trip of half a mile.  Through grants Hands Around
The World has managed to get a new borehole drilled at Siriba.  Unfortunately
boring has taken much longer than estimated and we are still waiting to hear
whether it has been successful so that a pump can be fitted.  Once water is
flowing it will be a great boost to the Siriba School and to the Vocational
Training Centre.  The next formal report from the project is not due until mid
November.  This report will include full detailed accounts.  If these are
satisfactory then  another grant from HATW will go the project in December to
cover costs until the end of March 2012.


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Organization Information


Location: MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
David Steiner
Executive Officer
Monmouth, Monmouthshire United Kingdom

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