As I sit here mulling over a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the suburbs of Birmingham, I’m finding it really difficult to set the tone for this blog, as so much has happened in the past twelve months. It has perhaps been the most enthralling year of my life, but at the same time … Continue reading A difficult year.
We're absolutely thrilled with the progress being made at the secondary school site. At the end of 2017, we secured the funding to support Opportunity Africa to build a new classroom block at the secondary school site, which will provide students with the chance to study at S3 level at the new school in Kihembe. … Continue reading Progress. Sweet Progress.
It’s been an eventful year for The Zuri Project Uganda – a true mixture of highs, lows and everything in between. In true Zuri fashion, the year started with a meeting to plan for the future. We were all incredibly excited about the secondary school project, and we were delighted to hear that the project … Continue reading Reflections on 2017
As many of you may be aware, six months ago we set up a coffee shop in Solihull. The purpose of the coffee enterprise is to serve high quality, ethically sourced coffee from the African continent and reinvest a proportion of our profits into our development work in Uganda. Bora Coffee Co. is a separate … Continue reading Funding a Coffee Plantation in Uganda
Two years ago, when Danielle and I were first introduced to Monica Agaba, she told us about something she wanted more than anything in the world. Alongside her friends, family and other community leaders, she wanted to build a secondary school in her village. The village of Kihembe is populated by six primary schools and … Continue reading Kihembe Vocational Secondary School: A dream that became a reality
Too often, particularly in capitalistic societies in the Western world, wellbeing is defined and therefore understood on parameters that are far too narrow. When considering one’s wellbeing or one’s success, people often struggle to get past material accumulation, career prospects and monetary wealth when considering how ‘well off they are’ or how successful they have … Continue reading Can altruistic acts improve your overall wellbeing?
It was just over a month ago that we first heard the devastating news of Herbert's death. Although we've had time to grieve and come to terms with the loss, it's still difficult to imagine the future of The Zuri Project and Opportunity Africa without Herbert. He meant everything to us all. Our tribute to Herbert, … Continue reading Celebrating the past to build our future