Our Work in Uganda: Photo Essay
Take a closer look at the communities your donations are making a difference to in Uganda.
This photo essay will bring you a unique variety of stories told through an array of photographs taken by our team. You can expect vibrant cultures, inspiring children and even a historical legend!
The legend of Lobe Hill
Chief Saidii Nasur Okuti is an indigenous resident of Lobe. A direct descendant of the Ambala, Aringa Tribes first Chief who settled near Lobe Hill during the 1800’s.
Lobe hill was said to be cursed until the brave settler decided to test the theory by experimenting with wild animals. If it wasn’t for his initiative, the Ambala Tribe would not exist today. The remains of the First Chief’s residence are now being constructed into The Mosque Project. To the Ambala Tribe, the Mosque is a precious testament to the deep-rooted history of their Tribe.
Children of the Aringa Tribe
Lobe is densely populated with children. During the cooling hours of sunset, children gathered to enjoy a game of football with a ball constructed by yoghurt pots.
Extended benefits of The Mosque Project
Lead contractor Okuni Jafar of Mbili Village, Koboko, explained only local builders are hired for The Mosque Project which as a result, boosts income for the community!
Mbili village, Koboko is situated miles from the nearest Mosque, school, medical practice and market. Okuni told us in addition to being the communities place of worship, the Mosque will also provide a place of worship for neighbouring villages, a shelter and a sustainable base for children’s education.
During the blistering hot working hours, women and children come together to ensure the builders are energised and hydrated!
Natives of Madi-Okollo
The native people of Inde, Madi-Okollo, perform a celebratory dance in light of Penny Appeal’s projects. Despite the difficulties that come with being located in a rural and extremely hot district, native residents have stuck by their land for many years.
Madi-Okollo was recently granted the classification of a district. Acema Dria Genesis, District Person of Madi-Okollo explained, the programmes implemented by ACRE Uganda and Penny Appeal will provide the community with the much-needed resources for a sustainable business in agriculture, essential infrastructure and tools for learning and development.
Bondo Primary School
Derek was born 3 months premature; his teacher is inspired by his physical and knowledgeable growth.
Just before this picture was taken, a scholastic material distribution was held – can you tell how excited the children were?
This photo essay gives you an insight into how your donations have helped transform lives in just a few rural communities in Uganda.
Thanks to your donations, Penny Appeal have been able to reach over 20 million people with the support they need to overcome their difficulties and live meaningful and happy lives.
WEDNESDAY 5 AUG 2020