WHAT WE DO
Through our ‘One Village at a Time’ scheme, young Ugandans are trained in construction, using the environmentally-friendly compressed earth block, the Interlocking Stabilised Soil Block.
HYT’s trainees are drawn from the communities in which we work, where the trainees not only learn new skills, but transform their own villages at the same time.
Our vision is to enhance the physical development of villages, giving Ugandans new skills, while providing opportunities for our trainees to develop small business enterprises of their own, working independently and sustainably.
We also work with other NGO’s and charities, providing valuable consultancy and implementation services. We build schools, water tanks and low-cost teachers’ housing for a range of local, national and international partners.
These services contribute to the development of Ugandan communities in a way that preserves rather than damages the beautiful Ugandan landscape.
As part of the ‘One Village at a Time’ training programmes, the Trust’s trainees construct a range of buildings in their home villages, in response to local need. Working in partnership with communities, we have built exam halls, science labs, boarding hostels, classrooms and teachers’ housing.
An important element of our work, in the training programmes and in other projects, is the installation of rainwater harvesting tanks and sanitation facilities. Sanitation is dramatically improved, while the water tanks provide a valuable water supply to schools, immediately improving health and access to clean water to schools, right on tap, often for the first time.