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Kamuli District Training Center

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
73 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 31, at 09:00 AM CST
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Thank you!

December 22, 2015

THANK YOU!  We are so grateful for your tremendous contributions. Please continue to share our story with others for the remainder of this crowdfunding project.  Remember - every dollar received is matched with two additional dollars.

For the past ten years more than 180 Iowa State and Makerere University students have assisted schools, teachers, children and parents, and local farmers develop active school garden programs for almost 3,000 children. Deep bore holes dug during that time provide fresh water for the children and garden. The lunch program serves about 5,200 meals to more than 2,000 pupils per week. The opportunity to continue to benefit both university students and elementary children for years ahead makes all of our hard work worthwhile.  

Imagine – A Place to Help Children Learn to Grow Food

December 17, 2015

Imagine a facility that brings together agriculture teachers and children to learn about beekeeping! This is our dream – a place that will provide the facilities for training the future farmers of Kamuli. What could be better than having school children, their teachers, Iowa State and Makerere University students, faculty and local Kamuli beekeepers all in one place? Well … perhaps having the honey harvested and spread across a freshly made chapati! Please help fund a new facility where children and their mentors can meet and learn about the many opportunities in agriculture. Thank you and share our website with others.


Kamuli Women Train Mothers to Prepare Nutritious Meals

December 11, 2015

Kamuli mothers serve as trainers in eight Nutrition Education Centers as part of the Iowa State University – Uganda Programs. These amazing women have worked with over 1,500 infants and their mothers. They help malnourished babies and teach mothers how to make nutrient-dense foods. The new facility in Kamuli will provide a central area for trainers, like these women, to learn new skills and save lives. Help us build the new training facility in Uganda! Please share our crowdfunding website with friends, families and co-workers, so that they are aware of the extraordinary dedication of the mothers of Kamuli.


Teaching Sustainable Farm Methods to Small Landholders

December 07, 2015

Jane, a small-landholder farmer, received training from Iowa State University through the Uganda Program. Your contributions will help build a new training facility, which will provide a central location for farmers to meet and learn how to raise crops and livestock in a sustainable manner. Such mentoring helps create rural livelihoods that benefit area farmers and their families.


New Training Center will help Iowa State and Makerere University students continue working together

December 03, 2015

For ten years university students from Iowa State and Makerere contributed to the service learning, school garden program in primary schools in the Kamuli District. A new training center will provide dormitory rooms and a meeting place for all members of the bi-national team to live together when they are in the Kamuli District. Your contribution will help get us closer to the reality of a much-needed center – thank you!


Exciting Launch for Kamuli Training Center

November 30, 2015

It’s been an exciting launch of the crowdfunding campaign for the Kamuli Training Center in Uganda. We've already received over $900. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Please continue to share the website with friends and family. Help us make our goal!

The photograph shows future beneficiaries of the training center – a young mother, who also serves as a trainer, educates other mothers how to formulate nutrient-dense porridge for infants and young children. 

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Choose a giving level


Donor - Omugabi ow’ obuyambi

A gift at this level can help us purchase classroom supplies for the facility. Thank you!


Helper - Omuyambi

Show your support for the Iowa State program — your gift brings us closer to building the training center!


Contributor - Omugabi

Your generous gift will help us reach our goal of building a new training center — helping Iowa State faculty and students help Ugandan families!


Investor - Omusiga nsigo

Thank you for your generosity! Because all gifts will be matched 2:1, your $100 gift will turn into $300!



Omugabirizi wo’buyambi - Your investment will help make the new training center a reality. With a gift of $250 or more you will receive a handwritten thank you note and a photo taken in the Kamuli District.


Sponsor - Omweyimirizi

In appreciation for your support you will receive “Hope – Images of Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in Uganda” a photo book published in 2014. The 96-page hardcover book features photos of the children and families from the Kamuli area and the students who worked with the community.

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