Busoga Uganda Link
Our Church has a strong partnership link with the Busoga region of Uganda. Church members have been actively involved in supporting health services, education and income generation enterprises here. Over a number of years, members of our congregation have visited regularly building friendships and we have been privileged on several occasions to host some of our Ugandan friends here in Southampton.
In 2013, church members set up a registered charity called Enable Busoga, partnering with Ugandan colleagues to support the following programmes:
The Barbara Project: Enabling the disabled children in remote village locations in Busoga, by providing appropriate mobility equipment, running workshops on disability awareness prevention and treatment so enabling the Ugandans to provide improved quality of life for disabled village children.
Please read this important and likely final update on The Barbara Project.
Small Businesses: Enabling the development of small businesses engaged in fruit drying, solar power and tree cultivation.
Schools: Enabling improvements to schools through the provision of mosquito nets, school desks, books, stationery, kitchen equipment and appropriate accommodation for teachers.
Carbon Offsetting: A scheme has been set up where people can offset their carbon by supporting monthly monitoring of thousands of trees planted to sequester carbon across more than a dozen sites in the Bugiri district of Busoga, Uganda. Read more about it and how to go about offsetting your carbon in this blog.
As of 2023, Enable Busoga primarily works with:
Family Life Education Program (FLEP) providing health services from its 50+ health centres located throughout Busoga while the aims and objectives of the Barbara Project have now been adopted within the organisation.
Transcending Hope Uganda (THU) to re-establish tree cover and encourage sustainable, regenerative farming practices.
PAMENAS Foundation in its mission to assist pregnant teenagers and reach out to impoverished elderly people.
Please visit the Enable Busoga website to find out more.