Daventry & District Friends of Iganga Registered Charity No. 1100624
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June Trip 2009

Another very successful trip to Iganga in Uganda was made by Daventry Friends in June.

Once again led by David Walsh and Peter Minhinnett, the group got down to some serious hard work!

Iganga Centre for the Blind

We first visited the Centre in 2005 and work commenced on it as a project in 2006

  • The buildings have had some exterior renovation and the dormitories have been repaired, cleaned and painted
  • New beds, mattresses and mosquito nets have been provided
  • A sensory garden was built and equipped
  • More improvements are still required and a small amount of local funding has also been encouraged and received

The Orphanage

(also known as Margaret’s Children & The Street Children)
Involvement has been ongoing since 1998. Assistance has included:

  • Building a carpentry workshop
  • Donation of carpentry tools and equipment used by Naser and the older boys to make school desks and other commissioned work such as furniture
  • Donation of sewing machines which the older girls use to make school uniforms and the building of a room for them to work in
  • Donation of wedding and bridesmaid dresses which they hire out to raise funds
  • Building 2 dormitories and a work room in 2005
  • Building & roofing improved cooking facilities

Freedom Square

A run down piece of land in the centre of Iganga town was first identified in 2001

Pathways, trees and shelters now provide recreational land for the residents of and visitors to Iganga.

The Clinic

(refurbished from the old Town Council Offices)

  • This project commenced in 2005
  • The buildings have been renovated and plumbing has been installed
  • The improvements have enabled it to become a Grade III Health Centre which means that it will receive extra funding towards running costs.
  • The new Maternity Unit in particular has relieved pressure at Iganga Hospital

Water Protection

The first water source was protected in 2001 and since then at least another 12 have been protected in Iganga Town and District.

Read more about Bugamba A Water Source, Iganga Township, by clicking on the picture.