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10 Feb 2016

Colgate University Students visit Sustain for Life Projects in Uganda

During January, five students from Colgate University, Hamilton New York, had the opportunity to visit two projects supported by Sustain for Life in Kisoro, Uganda. The undergraduate students were sponsored by the university to accompany Ellen Percy Kraly, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Colgate, to learn about community based health projects in Uganda. Students spent a full…

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28 Jan 2016

BEYOND DISABILTY: Children from Kisoro Demo Champions at East African Scout Competition

Seventeen amazing children from Kisoro Demo School, Uganda, won first place for the special needs groups in the East African Scout Competition held in Kenya this past December. Eight deaf and eight blind children and one disabled student from the school participated in the event which saw participants from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania…

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03 Jul 2014

Improving Lives for Children in Remand

In just three short months Sustain for Life has helped to bring about big changes at Mbale Remand Home in Uganda. We are working closely with remand home staff to implement a comprehensive programme to improve the lives and livelihood prospects for children in detention. Some of the highlights include: Weekly individual and group counselling sessions for the children…

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03 Jun 2014

LSE Report: Improving Livelihood Prospects through Vocational Training in Uganda

A recent LSE consultancy report highlights the importance of an integrated skills approach to vocational training in Uganda. The report was produced by graduate students enrolled in the MSc in Development Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science who are required to undertake a consultancy project as part of their degree. Sustain…

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03 Dec 2013

Sustain for Life Wins 2013 SEED Award

Nairobi, 31 October 2013. Sustain for Life’s Hospital Gardens enterprise is a winner of the 2013 SEED Award – one of 34 winners selected by SEED International Jury from nearly 500 applicants from 85 countries. Winners were announced this evening at the 2013 SEED International Awards Ceremony held at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as part…

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21 Oct 2013

Technology to Transform Education for Blind Children

Sustain for Life’s newest strategic advisor Dr Cristian Bernareggi is leading on a project to use computer science and assistive technology to open up new learning opportunities for blind and visually impaired students in Uganda. Through this innovation, the students will be able to learn all subjects taught at school, particularly English. Sustain for Life will pilot…

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20 Oct 2013

Changing Lives in a Ugandan Slum

Significant results and inspirational stories are pouring out of the Sustain for Life funded project in Soweto, a community of some 4,000 displaced individuals near Jinja, Uganda. Through our partners Children on the Edge we are seeing a transformational difference to a marginalised community overwhelmed by poverty – a group of people lacking even basic health and education services…

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01 Mar 2013

Children Ready to Learn at Victory School, Uganda

Thanks to the support of Sustain for Life and generous donors new classrooms have been completed at Victory School, which is located on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.  Our recent field visit revealed a spectacular new classroom block, kitchen, toilets and very happy children and teachers.  Rather than spending their days repairing the…

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