In June 2011, 22 volunteers with the UgaIrish Project visited Kamuzinda Children's Village in Uganda. These web pages are to provide a simple photographic record of the experience, building on the work of previous visits.
UgaIrish's principal involvement in Kamuzinda is developing the farm school to sustainability, but volunteers are also involved in various other projects and activities in the children's village and the wider community. The village comprises:
- 9 houses for orphans, each house having a house mother and 20-25 children
- a kindergarten, a primary school and a high school attended by children from the village and the surrounding area
- houses for some of the teachers
- two "mission" houses for volunteers
- a clinic
- the farm school with its own student residences
set around a steep valley about 20km SE of Masaka.
|Old Mission House
|Road from Farm School
|Primary Assembly. Mission House in centre, Farm School in distance
|Kookaburra Childrens House
|New Mission House
|Two Blocks of Two Teacher's Houses
The sketch map was drawn to fit on the available paper, so the vertical scale is about twice the horizontal. There was not room to fit in Medura house, nor the playing fields. It is about 5km South, on a dirt road, of Bukunde trading centre, which is about 20km South of Masaka, on the tarred road to Tanzania. There is a Danish farm between the village and the Bukunde road, where there is a small "farm shop"