The Teso region is full of great potential. The people are resourceful and are committed to building a better future. TDT is focussed on helping them fulfil that potential by improving access to education and health-care. By investing in schools, training colleges and hospitals, we believe tha the Iteso people can learn new skills and knowledge, and remain strong, in order to build a brighter future.
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 …
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 …
Arising from a community development programme funded by TEAR fund, PAG Soroti has supported the development of this parent led primary school. From a standing start in 2006 it now has 650 children and met a huge local need for education. It secured funding from a donor for two classrooms and TDT has funded a third with equipment and latrines in 2010. Lucy Hefford visited the school in August 2010 to see the three classrooms and the remaining four classes still being taught under trees.
During 2014/15 a further classroom was built and equipped with help of TDT supporters, including Lucy’s schoolchildren and a Brownie pack from Romsey.
During 2017 a fifth class room has been built, joining onto the fourth.