Make a contribution.
"The Smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
We rely on the generosity and altruism of our team of hard-working trustees, volunteers and supporters in order to carry out our work in Uganda. For more information about the ways in which you can get involved in our work, read on to the section below.
Fundraising is the most important part of our work in the UK, and we are always on the look out for passionate people to arrange events or participate in challenges in order to raise money for our work in Uganda. Whether you want to do a one off challenge or if you want to fundraise for us regularly, below are some ideas about how you could raise money for The Zuri Project:
Be sociable: Organise a pub quiz, start a book club.
Be active: Participate in our annual 'Walk for Wellbeing', run a marathon, complete a triathlon.
Be daring: skydive, bungee jump or white water raft.
Be creative: Organise a cake sale.
Be glam: Arrange a black tie event, organise a corporate golf day.
Be different: Run the Ugandan marathon, scale the Rwenzoris.
Should you wish to fundraise for us, we will support you with event organisation and marketing materials. We also have a small bursary available to cover certain reasonable expenses, and we will provide you with a Zuri Project hoody and/or t-shirt as a thank you for your efforts.
Utilise your skills.
What are your skills, passions and interests? Would you like to put them to good use to help and support others to develop and thrive? If so, we would love to hear your ideas about how your skills and interests could support our work in Uganda. Specifically, we would be really keen to talk to people from the following professions about potential collaborations:
Qualified Primary & Secondary School teachers
Doctors, nurses and medical professionals
Entrepreneurs & small business owners
Social media and marketing professionals
Winston Churchill famously described Uganda as 'The Pearl of Africa.' He wasn't wrong. Uganda is a breathtaking country, populated by incredibly kind, unwaveringly welcoming and heartwarmingly good humoured people. It boasts the third highest mountain in Africa, is the source of the mighty River Nile and is home to some of the most diverse and abundant wildlife on the African continent.
In spite of the fact that we would love for everyone to visit Uganda, as an organisation, we don't encourage or facilitate 'voluntourism' and we are very proud of the fact that all of our projects are carried out by people from the communities in which our projects operate. We do not offer generic volunteering placements and we do not encourage people to travel to Uganda to do work that they are not qualified or skilled to carry out. The focus of our work is to support the people of Kihembe to deliver projects that make sense to them and thereafter employ local people to deliver the required work.
However, we do encourage people to independently travel to Uganda and experience a country that has so much to offer. We are very keen in our support for community based tourism initiatives and we would be delighted to help facilitate a trip for you that truly allows you to experience the very best that Uganda has to offer.
Partner with us.
Do you work for or represent an organisation that is passionate about achieving social change and having a positive impact? If so, we would love to explore different ways in which we could collaborate in order to continue our work in Uganda. At present, we are delighted to be working with a variety of organisations including:
The Rotary Club
DGCOS & HIES
Bora Coffee Co.
St. Joseph's Primary School
Arden Secondary School
Helen Sanderson Associates
Every partnership that we develop is reciprocal and is based upon shared values and a willingness to work together to achieve a particular outcome in Uganda. For more information about how we could work together, please do get in touch.