A team of students from Darwen Aldridge Community Academy have arrived in Uganda for this year’s AfriDACA visit. After a long overnight journey over the weekend they have enjoyed their first Ugandan meal, are relishing the warm weather, and are all prepped for their first day in Acholi Quarters, one of the projects linked to the Nkuru-Nziza Foundation. NNF undertakes a number of community development initiatives, and has the twin foci of poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability at its heart. These initiatives include biofuel projects, micro-finance, educational projects for adults and children, and a range of sustainable development projects.
NNF works alongside local people, training, empowering and raising up ambassadors and project liaison staff within the communities to enable local ownership and responsibility for the projects. This year’s trip follows previous visits DACA students have undertaken to Uganda.