"This is the finest example of rural development I have ever seen or
heard of in Uganda"
Rt. Hon. Edward Ssekandi (Vice President of Uganda)
Nestled away on the edge of the jungle, 45 minutes north of Kampala, the Kabubbu Resort Centre is proof of a remarkable transformation. It is the jewel in the crown of a project which has brought hope to a once-devastated community. The change has been the work of two NGOs: the UK-based Quicken Trust and the local Kabubbu Development Project (KDP). The Kabubbu Resort Centre is a part of this work and by your staying at the KRC you are helping in the continuing regeneration of the community leading to self-determination. Thank you.
At the turn of the century, Kabubbu faced a bleak future. AIDS and malaria had left hundreds of children orphaned. There was no local school and the nearest health centre was 10 km away. The biggest employer was a quarry where women were paid a pittance to break stones. This is now closed and the land sold for housing development leaving the women without any income. In just over a decade, Quicken and the KDP, supported by others such as the British High Commission, UNICEF, Graze, the British Council and British Airways (through its former “Change for Good” scheme) have transformed Kabubbu. Among the dreams that have become reality are:
- Hundreds of children sponsored through education. Some now at university or in vocational training
- A primary school
- A secondary school which also takes boarders from families throughout Uganda
- A library and adult education centre
- A health centre, maternity unit and AIDS clinic
- Hundreds of new homes built for impoverished families
- Nine boreholes constructed to supply clean, safe water
- A Resort Centre, welcoming hundreds of guests from around the world every year
- Hundreds of villagers learning new ways to dramatically increase their harvest
- Kabubbu’s story is incredible and the work continues. You can read more about it here