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 […]