The main work of the Goat Unit in Ngora, under the leadership of Moses Ekoi is cross- breeding Mubende Elite and Boer goats with local goats to improve meat production. In Kamuli we have produced a small nucleus of pedigree Boer goats from frozen goat embryos from South Africa and introduced.
This project, under the leadership of Moses Ekoi and based at the Goat Unit, is having a huge impact on the lives of very needy children in Ngora. Your support enables orphans to be cared for by members of their extended families instead of going into orphanages.
Uganda is suffering serious effects of climate change, badly affecting the rural areas we work in. Inspired by the pioneering efforts of our Ugandan partners to combat these effects and recognising the contribution made by our lifestyles in the UK, we joined forces with them a few years ago.
DFEFH has acquired 30 acres of land beside the River Nile near the town of Kamuli. The land includes a small house, with 6 bunk beds, and provides a secure store for materials and equipment.
Nurseries to produce planting materials are being established in Kamuli and Ngora with involvement of many schools and communities in these projects. The 2019 project in Kamuli has a planting target of 40,000 trees and bamboo in its first year.
Links between schools in Wales and Uganda have been taking place since Easter 2008. Trustee Barbara Maycock obtained funding from the British Council for teacher exchange visits between Busoga and Llanfyllin High Schools; Reverend Nayenga and Llansanffraid Primary Schools; and Kamuli Boys’ and Llanfechain Primary Schools.
As part of the Wales Africa Community Links, the Photo Diary Project was started in 2009 by trustee Cordelia Weedon, in collaboration with Ugandan colleagues, to give young Africans a new way of telling their stories, and supporting them to frame the world in their own terms.