About Singing Gorilla Projects

About Singing Gorilla Projects

Singing Gorilla Projects (SGP) funds and facilitates community based projects in Uganda.

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.

The project works is undertaken in the Kisoro District and the Wasiko District, Uganda.

Much of the Kisoro District project work is done mostly (but not exclusively) in and around the Nteko ridge and the village of Nkuringo and town of Rubuguri, in the Nyabwishenya and Kirundo sub counties respectively. SGP have set up a music school, installed over 50 water tanks to harvest rain water, sponsored children to continue their schooling and has developed the Nkuringo Green Hill Health Centre to provide medical care and services for the community, delivered by the community.

SGP works closely with the local communities who co-ordinate the work, mobilise the community to get involved and provide leadership and decision making.

Registered Companies

Singing Gorilla Projects Limited is a UK based registered charity. Funds are raised via this charity from donors from around the world. The trustees are: Christopher Read, Luisa Aldridge, Karen Read, Anne Frampton, Mike Hughson. SGP UK is managed by a board of trustees who are responsible for the governance, fund raising and projects oversight and planning. Each trustees is responsible for one or more than one project area and corporate responsibility.

SGP Uganda Limited is a Ugandan limited company that delivers the funds and manages the projects. With offices based in Kampala to run the organisation and project co-ordination in the Kisoro district, SGP is increasingly well represented "on the ground". SGP Uganda is managed and run by staff hired in Uganda. The Kampala office manages finances, legal matters, and operational plans. Each of the four project types is run by a respective manager drawn from the local community. The managers’ report and interact with the Operations and Finance board and the Programme Director.

Alexsandra Kamanyire, the General Manager, administers the operations from Kampala.

Project work is managed locally:

UK

Singing Gorilla Projects Limited
Registered charity in England and Wales (1164315)
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number: 2400969

Registered Office:
1 Riversdale Gardens, Havant, PO9 2JB, UK

Uganda

Singing Gorilla Project Uganda Limited
A company limited by guarantee, registered in Uganda company number 218125

Registered Office:
Engoru, Mutebi Advocates Ground Floor, Rwenzori House 1 Lumumba Avenue P.O.Box 22510, Kampala
Mailing Office
P. O. Box 7291, Kampala, Uganda

About Chris

Chris is founder and CEO at Dunstan Thomas, a highly successful technology company. Over the past 3 decades he has been working to deliver software solutions across industry and more recently over the last two decades, in the pensions and the savings market.

About Dunstan Thomas

Dunstan Thomas was founded in 1986 to provide software development and consulting resources. Early clients included IBM, Lotus and Racal. In the late 1980's the company delivered database consulting and training services and became a principal partner of Borland delivering professional services across a broad spectrum of technologies. Clients of these services included Exxon, BP and Barclays Bank.

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