Improving health, and welfare of remote communities through education, providing healthcare and clean water.
Singing Gorilla Projects (SGP) funds and manages community based projects in remote parts of Uganda that improve the welfare of communities and enriches the lives of individuals. SGP builds and manages health facilities, builds schools and sponsors children to continue their schooling, and funds water delivery programs with water tanks, water filters and water pumping projects.
SGP work on the Nteko ridge and the surrounding hills in the Kisoro district of Uganda, a stone throw away from the DR Congo border, close by to Bwindi, the home of the last remaining majestic Mountain Gorilla.
Much of the project work is done in and around the Nteko ridge, a ridge that rise up from the town of Kisoro and Lake Mutanda in the south to the DR Congo border in the north east. At the highest point of the ridge is the village of Nkuringo.
Nkuringo is a village with a vibrant trading centre and lodges for tourists. The village overlooks the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the last remaining refuge of the endangered mountain gorilla, and the rolling hills of south west Uganda, that lead to the mighty Virunga volcanos on the Rwanda, DR Congo border.
It is a place of immense beauty and fragilty, a truly special place on Earth.
Nkuringo is in a sub-county called Nyabweishenya. The population of the area is 27,000. With an annual population growth of 3.2% per year, the population is expected to triple by 2050. This growth in the population will present significant challenges to Uganda. Whichever way you look at it, this is a really scary statistic on many fronts, from the provision of health services, education, to economic development and food production, not least the effect on the environment.
Nkuringo is perched on top of the Nteko ridge separating the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the last remaining refuge of the endangered mountain gorilla, and the rolling hills of south west Uganda, that lead to the mighty Verunga volcanos on the Rwanda, DR Congo border. It is a place of immense beauty and fragilty, a truly special place on Earth.