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    Hornbill Treks and Safaris offers you the option to buy the food supplies you want to donate locally in Uganda, like breakfast porridge, rice, beans, oil, salt, vegetables, and fruits. These food items help provide nourishing meals to the students. If you are interested, please contact your tour consultant or email welcome@hornbillafricansafaris.com

    *Quality laptops are urgently needed at the school as we develop the school’s computer lab & technology programs. However, due to taxes on imported laptops, these are best purchased locally. To make a donation towards the school’s computer lab, please contact us at welcome@hornbillafricansafaris.com

    Project #1

    Awegys Secondary School was started by the mother of Hornbill co-founder Andrew Wegoye. Alice Wegoye, a former teacher and administrator, came out of retirement when no other secondary school existed in her village, and turned her home into a school.

    What began with four students taught in her own living room has grown to educate 175 students and now includes classrooms, a library, a science lab, dormitories, a village water well, and a village clinic. The school provides sponsorships for local youth in need, including children affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS.

    The school is located outside of Kampala, Uganda. Supplies and donations are always in need and greatly appreciated. Travelers with Hornbill Treks & Safaris are invited to visit the school as part of their journey, see a day in the life of Ugandan youth, meet the communities that their safari supports, and make genuine cross-cultural connections.

    Project #2

    Kigo Primary School in Uganda, near Kampala, provides an education to 700 elementary-school students from the ages of 7 through 12 years old. The school is a day school located across from Awegys Secondary School, and the majority of families in the community are affected by poverty. Items donated to Kigo Primary School directly benefit the school community and its students.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Hornbill Treks & Safaris

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.