The Zuri Project Uganda
The Zuri Project Uganda is a UK registered charity that supports the design, implementation and evaluation of a variety of development projects that improve community wellbeing and work towards alleviating multidimensional poverty in Uganda.
The Zuri Project use a co-production model to engage with local people to learn about what development projects they would like to design. They then empower local people to get involved with every stage of the project cycle, before ensuring that the projects enrich the lives of the local community by monitoring and evaluating their sustainability.
How does The Zuri Project work?
Working collaboratively with a number of grassroots community organisations, The Zuri Project deliver a variety of projects that aim to improve the wellbeing of individuals in rural, impoverished communities in Uganda.
Since their inception in early 2015, they have worked with a variety of community stakeholders including schools, faith groups, health centres, district level CBOs and community interest groups to deliver a range of projects. Each of their projects have supported development within the broad remit of education, health and/or agriculture in order to improve people’s wellbeing in Uganda.
They currently work in the district of Kanungu, South-western Uganda which is characterised by endemic, multidimensional rural poverty. Within the district, 34% of the population are living below the poverty line, and only 29% of people can afford the basic necessities of life.
How does the HSA Foundation support The Zuri Project?
The HSA Foundation has supported The Zuri Project to utilise person-centred thinking tools as part of their evaluation processes, to ensure that local people can be involved in every stage of the project cycle.
The Foundation has also provided funding to The Zuri Project to explore different ways in which person-centred practices could be used in rural communities in Uganda, with exciting aspirations for upscaling this project into the near future.
To find out more about The Zuri Project:
Visit their website: www.zuriprojectuganda.org
Follow their blog: www.thezuriprojectuganda.wordpress.com
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Follow them on Twitter: @ZuriProject
Send them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Give them a call (UK) : +44 7761871385