Tuesday, March 31, 2009

UVP's Photo/Video Contest

UVP would like to congratulate the winners of our Photo/Video Contest!

Photo Contest Winner: Tim Kaselitz

Runner-up: Meg Melchiors
Runner-up: Stephanie Lewczyk
Runner-up: Evan Blank

Video Contest Winner: Archana Jayakumar
Please view her video titled "Mboda (motorbike) ride in Iganga, Uganda" on our Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ugandavillageproject

We would also like to thank everyone who submitted pictures and videos. They will be used on our new website (coming soon!).

Namadope Village Well Meeting

We are beginning the process of building UVP's #29th Shallow Well in Namadope village in Wiabuga Sub County. This community currently gets water from a large swamp beside a very busy road connecting Iganga with Kamuli. In this swamp clearing people wash their bodies and their clothes, take their animals to drink, and take drinking water. Our In-Country Programme Manager, Kristen, has meet with the community in Namadope and plans are underway to begin the digging of this well. Here are some pictures of Namadope's current water source:

Here are some pictures of the Namadope community well meeting:

Nawankwale Well Commissioning Ceremony

The Nawankwale community, in conjunction with UVP and the local DHO, has finished building UVP's 25th Shallow well! The construction was finished at the beginning of March and the well was commissioned on March 10th. The completion of this well was very exciting because this community had to dig through a very large boulder during the construction process. They worked tirelessly and were able to overcome that unfortunate obstacle! Our In-Country Programme Manager, Kristen, has sent us these pictures of the commissioning ceremony:

New Office in Iganga

Over the past few years UVP has been outgrowing it's previous office space at JIDECCO. With the help of our In-Country Programme Manager, Kristen, we found a beautiful new office to rent. It is much bigger and has plenty of room to grow with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, office space, and bathroom! We are steadily making ourselves a more professional NGO and we look forward to conducting business in our new office!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Meet Some Sponsored Students!

These are a few of the students for which Uganda Village Project has been able to pay school fees, thanks to our wonderful donors!

Charles Isabirye

Sauti Kyotalimye

Esther Nabirye

Barbara Namafumba

Stella Nangobi