Help us build our Community Centre

to make a huge difference to the lives of some 7,000 villagers and children in the Butansi area

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The Community Centre will house a much needed Health Clinic providing ongoing healthcare for the whole community, which they currently do not have. It will serve to bring all our activities and expanding projects together in one central location and provide accommodation to visiting healthcare workers and volunteers.

We recently organised a mobile medical clinic at Butansi Nursery School, where many of the kiddies were found to have malaria, mumps and nasty fungal infections! They could all be tested, immunised and treated on the spot. The Centre will – at last – allow us to deliver proper, ongoing healthcare and infection control.

The Centre will also provide a social hub for the community, student support and computer facilities, youth services, adult education classes, a meeting place for our women’s self-help micro finance groups and the surrounding land will provide produce and a training ground for our agricultural development programme.

We need your help to raise £150,000 to make this project a reality!

To donate:

 The Site:

A 2 acre site close to St Mary’s church in Butansi has been donated to us by the Busoga Diocese. We had a special Land Demarcation Ceremony there, where Annette signed the necessary papers. We are now in the final throes of getting the land title finalised, so that the land is legally ours.

We have surveyed the land and are establishing partnerships for taking the project forward. We have prepared a budget from central and local expertise… and so we are ready to go.

 

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3 Phased Building Programme

In 2015/16 we hope to commence a 3-phase building programme, focussing on delivering the services the community needs most in Phase 1.

Phase 1

  • Clearing the site and putting in the infrastructure – water borehole, sewerage, power & cooking facilities. Land will also have been cleared for our crops & livestock programme.

  • Temporary housing for construction experts, instructors and support teams – before being converted for permanent use by visiting health workers, volunteers, etc.

  • Construction of the medical centre, office, kitchen and initial multi-purpose meeting and classrooms.

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Phase 1 includes the completion of the infrastructure and the first three buildings to provide:

  • Healthcare

    • Preventative medicine, vaccinations, etc.

    • Visiting clinic services; eg. specialists, dental, physio, etc.

    • AIDs education and counselling

    • Additional fresh water source for the village

  • Student Support

    • After school study rooms with electricity

    • After school tutoring

    • Computer and internet access and training

  • Expansion of Adult Education & Self Help Groups

  • Women’s Business Self Help Micro-finance Groups (already in progress)

  • Community agriculture support (already in progress)

Phases 2 & 3

Delivers additional facilities based on community needs and priorities

  • Additional classrooms and meeting rooms

  • Youth centre

  • Fully equipped library, dedicated computer, arts and crafts rooms