Acrylic painting by Carla Harris
This is a pilot project which SVA – University of Glasgow (Student Volunteers Abroad)* is trying out this year in Uganda. The project is in two parts: construction and education.
It is based in a rural community near Mbale to the east of Uganda and will run for 8 weeks. The main focus of the project is to build and paint water tanks, dig wells, construct smokeless stoves and teach about the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). We will live together in a house provided to us by the community.
Our partner NGO is a Ugandan NGO called Little Big Africa (LBA). They enable low cost development in rural communities in Uganda. For further information about them please go to:
*Student Volunteers Abroad (SVA) is a student run society offering students of Glasgow and surrounding universities, the opportunity to get involved with sustainable environmental and community projects in developing countries.
SVA is a Scottish Registered Charity: No. SC 030081