For more than 30 years, Dolen Ffermio has been working with some of the most rural communities in Uganda to help tackle their challenges. Through a range of programmes led by our Ugandan partners, we promote sustainable ways to grow food, access clean water, develop skills and life opportunities.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124195)
There are areas of Eastern Uganda that have been literally left behind – infrastructure is almost non-existent, health systems rudimentary, education unaffordable and the effects of climate change are all too clear. Many people living here suffer food shortages and drought, experience extreme poverty and have few employment opportunities. Yet, they're resilient, positive and resourceful – they just need a fair chance. We can all do our bit so they can have that chance…
We’re all too aware of the unsustainable nature of charitable ‘giving’ – our approach is all about partnership. Our Ugandan colleagues understand local challenges and local solutions, so our role is to open up opportunities that may not be available within their community. For example, it could be by accessing finance, sharing expertise or raising awareness. As a small volunteer run charity, our work is all about small actions that together with our partners result in a long-lasting impact.
This training has come at the right time and it will help me to make sure that everyone in my community has access to nutritious food especially amidst this COVID19 pandemic. I will share this knowledge with my fellow peers so that they can also adopt these skills to support their families.
Through permaculture training, we help individuals increase their earning potential and thus their consistent access to food.
If we’re going to end hunger in our settlements, we need to empower communities on the new innovations like permaculture.
I feel grateful as a teacher to witness how activities like planting trees have an impact on children, some of them are deeply active and they leave class, miss lunch taking care of their trees.
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