The Kanyike Project

The Kanyike Project

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The Kanyike Project

The Kanyike Project is an initiative to support sustainable community development in Uganda. The Project was founded in 1986 in an area devastated by many years of war, by Fr Kakuba whose vision was to empower members of the local community to support themselves. Our primary focus is fourfold: education (nursery and primary); health care ( treatment and prevention through a Health Centre and mobile clinics); water supply and sanitation; and agriculture. Visit www. Kanyikeproject. Org. Uk

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    Turning problems into opportunities.

    Enabling sustainability.

    THE PROBLEMS:
    Illiteracy widespread? Begin classes under a tree.

    No school or health centre? Build them! School burnt down after a lightening strike? Re-build and fit lightening conductors.

    Heavy rain fall pours off roofs and erodes the mud roads? Harvest and store this water to aid irrigation, increase the available supply of water and protect the roads.

    HIV/AIDS widespread? Provide mobile health clinics to take treatment and advice about prevention to the villagers. And provide a free school lunch for children orphaned by AIDS.

    SUSTAINABILITY
    Poverty a problem? Give loans to seed fund enterprises such as farming or catering. Or teach skills such as carpentry or leather work. (Coming soon: hairdressing! )

    Picture (right).
    Villagers waiting for treatment on the steep steps at the Health Centre.

  • Aims

    The Kanyike Project aims to:

    • Educate! Lessons began under a tree in 1987; a primary school was built in 1987 and a nursery in 2014. Porridge is provided for orphans to aid their learning. Education enables progress.
    • Keep people healthy. Tackle HIV/Aids, battle malaria and deal with the scourge of typhoid or the problem of malnutrition. Mare care accessible to all through our Health Centre and mobile clinics.
    • Provide clean water. Protect and maintain the existing nine springs and now provide piped water to the heart of the Project. Only ONE TAP - but no more walking to the spring. Life is transformed!
  • Overview

    Established: March 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1129385

    Board members: 11

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 07952476519

    Address: 204, Knightsfield AL8 7RQ

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  • Making the Health Centre accessible to all!

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  • The Kanyike Project - a sustainable community

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