Welcome to Teso Development Trust!
Who Are We?
We are a Christian Charity, committed to working in partnership with the Iteso churches to bring development to their region. At TDT we support a variety of development, educational, relief, water and mission projects in the area. Please visit our ‘project’ pages, which you can find under the main menu headings, or click on an example project below for more details.
If you want to partner with us, please contact us or make a donation.
Video of our Work
Kumi Hospital Compassionate fund is treating the poor and saving lives every week!
Kumi Hospital serves about 1 million people within a 50km radius. Only about 30% of the population have any disposable income to pay for even the cheapest care provided at Kumi. Rather, they will seek treatment from traditional healers. It is estimated that at least four people die every month at Kumi Hospital because they cannot afford a treatment. One member of staff commented that “A child should not die just because they break their arm.”
The compassionate fund was set up to enable the hospital to treat the poor – allocating an average of £12.50 per patient. This small amount is enough to provide emergency treatment and save lives.
TDT is passionate about making this project sustainable through developing a …
Margaret with a VSLA Group
Soroti Womens Co-operative Union Limited (SOWCUL) trains and oversees Village Savings and Loans associations in Teso. VSLA provides self-funded and self-managed (the management committee is elected by the members themselves) financial services in a context where a more formal or institutionalised system isn’t appropriate, enabling those with very small incomes to save and borrow money on a scale that is manageable for them. This therefore opens opportunities for households to develop in ways that would not otherwise be possible due to lack of financial resources e.g in the development of small scale businesses, and to be self-supporting rather than relying on external financial input. TDT has been supporting these groups for a number of years, and has seen some great success.
SOWCUL recently …
Ngora Parents Secondary School has had a long partnership with St. Peter’s Church, Ruddington (near Nottingham) and TDT. Over the years, St. Peter’s in partnership with TDT have built class-rooms and a school hall, and have provided many educational resources. In 2015, with support from the British and Foreign Schools Society, a new dormitory building has been completed and is now housing 105 girls. This is driving up academic achievement, as those who board are able to focus more fully on their studies. When students live at home they are often required to do many chores both before and after school, and live in small houses with no power. The result is that students are tired at school and have little time to do homework. Those who board are also less likely to …
Ngariam Technical College has been running since 2014. It is a partnership between the government and the Church of Uganda. The college serves a very poor community in Ngariam. It aims to provide skill training to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC’s). There are virtually no employment opportunities in the area, with the majority of the population being subsistence peasant farmers. Those who have skills are able to start their own businesses such as making clothes, building work or providing furniture – which provides them with a small income. By training these young people, the college will enable them to take the first steps out of poverty – by being able to work and generate an income.
There are three courses running at the college: tailoring, brick-laying and carpentry. The tailoring class room has …