Like all of us, this year we have had to radically adapt our plans due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We talked to the team and communities we work with and developed a project which we hoped would build resilience and prepare the community for the pandemic. This was challenging as nobody knew what to expect or what the impact would be on these rural communities.
Thanks to a grant from the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), through the Welsh Government funded Wales and Africa programme, we have been able to make firm progress with this project over the last few months, working closely with our partner Jenga Uganda.
Importantly, this grant has enabled us to continue paying wages to our team. We have also purchased bicycles and other essential equipment for our field officers in Bunambutye.
Our field officer Ezra with his new bicycle, to make it easier to travel between groups