HYT Uganda Announces a New Partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on Sustainable Sanitation in the Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

HYT Uganda launches a major project in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in partnership with, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. HYT is delighted to share news of an important new partnership with GIZ. HYT will build 500 latrines in vulnerable refugee households, using the innovative Interlocking Stabilised Soil Block (ISSB) technology, which not only […]

Building Dreams with HYT Uganda: The Inspiring Journey of Akatwijuka Peter

In the world of construction and development, it’s not just about building structures, it’s about building lives and careers. This is the story of Akatwijuka Peter, a young, ambitious construction manager at HYT Uganda, whose journey is nothing short of inspiring. Early Beginnings: A Foundation in Jinja Born and raised in Jinja, a picturesque town […]

Graduate opportunity with HYT in Uganda

An exciting opportunity exists for a graduate to help lead HYT’s award-winning work in Uganda. Haileybury Youth Trust [HYT] seeks an Assistant Country Manager to help lead its operations in Uganda. This OH graduate will succeed Ed Brett after nearly five years’ outstanding work. The successful person will be committed to HYT’s work in sustainable […]

Sustainable Construction to Alleviate Water Insecurity and Empower Refugees in Bidi Bidi

One Million Litres Water insecurity is a major issue in refugee settlements worldwide. Bidi Bidi, Africa’s largest settlement, is no exception. Through the construction of rainwater harvesting tanks, HYT is providing a sustainable solution while empowering refugees with construction skills. HYT’s ‘One Million Litres‘ project is installing 50 rainwater harvesting tanks in 50 Bidi Bidi […]

Charlie Tebbutt, HYT Trustee and former Assistant Country Manager, is travelling to the COP27

Charlie Tebbutt, HYT Trustee and its former Assistant Country Manager, is travelling to the COP27 conference in Egypt this week, as part of a delegation from Cornell University, where he is currently a postgraduate PhD student.  Charlie writes: ‘Attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference is an incredible opportunity to engage with international decision makers […]

Dignity, pride and most importantly – hope for our children’s future

Richard Vita, 55, grew up in Kenyibuli, a small rural village in Northern Uganda. The village is plagued with all the symptoms of extreme poverty, child mortality is high, education levels low and there are very few opportunities for young men and women to find employment. As a child, Richard’s parents never prioritised his education, […]

Transforming Community Schools in Koboko

How can non-profits allocate support that truly aligns with a community’s priorities and efforts? One method is identifying and supporting existing community projects, such as schools. Koboko District, in the extreme North West corner of Uganda borders both South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Heavily laden trucks inch their way through Koboko’s steep […]

The story of Erisa and his four friends

In 2017, HYT set out to build six rainwater harvesting tanks in one of Uganda’s last remaining primary forests, Mabira. Located between Jinja and Kampala in the south of Uganda, Mabira is home to some of the country’s poorest communities. The project, in partnership with Water Charity, installed the tanks in six schools to bring […]

Life on the Edge – Uganda’s Congolese Refugees

Congolese refugee house

It is difficult to imagine the life of a Congolese refugee, in the western world we are far removed from the realities of fighting, fleeing and surviving. In the last 12 months, HYT has provided construction training to 56 Congolese refugees. In the hope of bringing some context to HYT’s work, here is a snapshot […]