UGANDA COMMUNITY PROJECT
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Through our pan-European project we are working to build a real future for children in Uganda now and for generations to come.
Working with Save the Children
In the Rwenzori region of Western Uganda only 53% of children are enrolled in school and only 32% of girls complete their primary education. So in 2008 we began working with Save the Children, raising money to help provide access to primary education for 10,000 children in the region.
So far our fundraising has provided 16 new classrooms, 400 desks, materials, waterpoints, latrines and teacher housing and training. We are continuing to raise money to provide even more educational opportunities for children in Uganda.
Building a sustainable future for children
We are also working to provide skills and income to the remote rural communities through the proactive sourcing of products to sell in our stores.
We have developed a special brand, the Rwenzori Trading Company. The objective of sourcing products in Uganda is to promote trade, provide skills, employment and help achieve long-term improvement to the lives of people in the Rwenzori communities of Uganda. Watch out for Rwenzori Trading Company products coming to a TK Maxx store near you.