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BU-SOAP-A. BT’s Rural Soap Initiative

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This winter B.T began work on a project teaching women – but not restricted to – in rural communities how to produce and market saleable liquid soap products.The two main goals of this project are improved, community driven hygiene education, and revenue generation for the poorest members of the community. Read more here


Kamuli Milestones – 250 B.T. Water Sources

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Busoga Trust has implemented 2,300+ projects in our long partnership with the Government of Uganda. This year we reached a landmark in Kamuli District. Over the last 30 years we have worked together on over 250 water, sanitation and hygiene projects. In September this year we celebrated the commissioning of our 250th water source in Kamuli District. Read all about the partnership here


Data, Data, Data!

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It’s all very well and good having reams of data but it’s how you use it that counts

 

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Imperial College & Busoga Trust

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This July two groups of MSc Management students from Imperial College London traveled to Uganda to undertake feasibilty studies on behalf of BT. You can read about the first part of their journey here

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Walk for water at this year’s Peak District Challenge (September 2016)

Join Busoga Trust at this year’s Peak District Challenge and help us raise funds by walking for water.

Director’s Annual Report

24/02/2015

Our Director shares his thoughts on another positive year for the Busoga Trust. You can read the full report here

New Year, New Inspirations

15/01/2015

In November 2014 Joe McGuinness embarked on an Inspired Escape to Uganda. Along the way he stopped to spend two days with the Busoga Trust. The plan for Joe was to visit the local communities in Luwero, understand their  needs and partake in the building a new community water source. Inspired by his travels and time with BT Joe has decided to fundraise for a school tank in Luwero. You can read about it here.

Director’s Christmas

19/12/2014

Our Director, Andrew Pearson’s, thoughts on the year gone by. Read here

The Busoga Trust Dance Awards!

17/12/14

Each year BT hosts a special party where all the project teams congregate at the Guesthouse, share ideas and thoughts about their work, discuss serious matters and listen to speeches from the project heads. Then, when all the work is done…..

OutRiders – BT’s Data Farmers

01/12/14

At the turn of the year, BTs two outriders, Claire Nantongo and Joseph Ssebunya, finished the mammoth task of surveying all of the water points that Busoga Trust has constructed over the last 30 years. Read here

Bugembe MICROSAN Project

19/11/2014

During the ‘International Year of Sanitation’ The UN Human Settlement Programme (UN Habitat) partnered with BT in signing a Cooperation Agreement to implement a comprehensive sanitation project in Bugembe, a large peri-urban settlement on the shores of Lake Victoria. The scheme was designed to be implemented using a unique, micro credit for sanitation model, or MICROSAN for short. Read here

Sharing a Little Sunshine

10/10/2014

This summer Brokweir Village played host to another marvellous BT fundraiser. Read all about here

Busoga Trust & Westminster Business School

18/09/2014

In early 2012 BT and Westminster Business School formed a valuable partnership that would see two groups of MBA students, as part of a Social Entrepreneurship module, work with BT to help deliver new and innovative development ideas. Read all about it here

Tavistock to Jinja – The Rotarian Line

08/09/14

BT are extremely fortunate to work with a huge number of wonderful and supportive people. Most recently we have become linked with the great folk at the Rotary Club of Tavistock, thanks to their former president, John Morton. To find out more about how how the link was forged, read here.

The House of Lords

To celebrate our 30th anniversary BT were given the very special honour of hosting a small group of close friends & supporters at the wonderful House of Lords. Read here

30/07/14

30 Years of Service

24/02/14

This month BT attended a rather special 30th birthday bash to celebrate our first ever community water source at Pilkington College, Muguluka. Read here

Director’s Message: Christmas 2013
14/12/13

Our Director, Andrew Pearson’s, thoughts on the year gone past. Read here.

The past, present and future of our safe water sources in Africa
13/13/12

2013 has seen us make great leaps toward becoming a national, regional and international leader in the field of water source functionality and sustainability. Read more about our trident strategy here.

Herefordshire Auction Funds Two Wells
12/12/13

Sue and Jeremy Bugler, raised a barnstorming £5,300 from their fabulous charity auction this September. Read more here.

Brockweir to Paris Fundraising Cycle Ride
10/12/13

In late summer 2013 husband and wife team, Louise Russell and Jonathan Cockburn, rode their bikes from Brockweir in Herefordshire to Paris. They raised over £4000 and funded a well in Uganda. Read more here.

University of Westminster MBA Social Enterprise partnership
06/12/13

The Busoga Trust and Westminster University have established a mutually beneficial and exciting partnership where MBA students visit our work in Uganda as part of their course. Read more here.

Tayforth UOTC in Uganda
29/11/13

The Busoga Trust has had a long partnership with Tayforth UOTC. Here, two ex-cadets and current staff members return to a well built ten years ago.

World Toilet Day 2013 – Sanitation Matters
19/11/13

On World Toilet Day 2013 we launch our latest video, looking at our slum sanitation programme in Bugembe. Watch it and read more here.

Following in Lenny’s footsteps
18/10/13

In 1990 British comedian Lenny Henry visited the Busoga Trust as we built a well in Budondo. Click here to see how it’s getting on today.

Visit to Uganda: Part 3
15/10/13

Nick Ives, continues his series of journal entries reflecting on his first trip to see our work in Uganda in person. Read part three here.

Visit to Uganda: Part 2
12/10/13

Nick Ives, continues his series of journal entries reflecting on his first trip to see our work in Uganda in person. Read part two here.

Frances David: 1933-2013

10/10/13

Obituary for Frances David, our long serving, formidable and much missed trustee. Read here

Visit to Uganda: Part 1
10/10/13

Nick Ives, posts the first in a series of journal entries reflecting on his first trip to see our work in Uganda in person. Read part one here.

Statement on Busoga Association UK
02/08/13

In response to the current investigation of the above by the Charity Commission. Read here

World Water Day 2013
22/03/13

March 22nd is World Water Day 2013. Read about how we entered into the spirit of the water cooperation theme here.

International Women’s Day 2013
08/03/13

On Women’s Day 2013 we salute the inspirational women driving change in Uganda. Read the post here

Director’s Annual Report for 2012
12/02/13

Read the Director’s annual report at this link, covering the year which he describes as our “best ever”

Virgin Active London Triathlon 2012
01/10/12

On the 22nd/23rd of Sept, seven brave fundraisers took part in the world’s largest triathlon for the Busoga Trust. Read more and see videos here

Celebrating 30 years of The Busoga Trust in Jinja 4th August 2012
17/09/12

Our Director gave an address to an audience of our staff and partners in Uganda on the 4th August, marking the 30th anniversary of the Trust. Read a transcript here.

Post 2015 Blog Week
14/09/12

What should replace the MDGs when they expire in 2015? We give our thoughts in a guest blog for End Water Poverty

Philanthropy in the Square Mile
21/08/12

We were invited to take part in the inaugural City Funding Network event, held on 23rd July 2012 at Warner Bros HQ in London. The event was a wonderful success and raised enough to fund three wells in Mayuge district. Read more, and watch the videos, here

Supporting our deceased staff’s children
28/05/12

Over the last thirty years of working of our existence, we have lost many members of our staff (mostly from HIV/AIDS) leaving behind many children and widows. We felt a moral obligation to help these children through providing basic school fees. Read more here

Up for a challenge? Fancy doing the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2012?
29/03/12

Fancy taking part in the world’s largest triathlon and the first mass participation sporting event in London after the Olympics? Fancy directly seeing the impact of the funds you raise? Then click on the link above and join us.

The World Walks for Water 2012 – Event report
26/03/2012

On the 23rd March, to celebrate World Water Day (on the 22nd) we joined over 360,000 people worldwide in walking for water.

Has the MDG for safe water really been achieved?
10/03/2012

On the 6th March, the WHO/UN relaeased a report which stated that the MDG target for safe water had been reached. We have cause to question this?

The World Walks for Water 2012
15/01/2012

Join thousands of people all round the world in walking to campaign for access to safe water for all.

Job Opportunity: Community Development Officer (Masindi)
05/01/2012

Fancy joining our team in Masindi? Good at working on the ground, talking to community members? Click the link above for more details.

Rebecca races for the planet on World Toilet Day
16/11/2011

Rebecca Pattinson is running the epic Racing the Planet, Nepal event to raise funds for the Busoga Trust. Read about her reasons here.