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December 2016

Health Centre open - The Nkuringo Green Hill Health Centre (NGHH)

NGHH


The Nkuringo Green Hill Health Centre (NGHH) built by Singing Gorilla Projects was inaugurated with a grand opening ceremony on the 9h December. Local dignitaries have been invited with the grand opening being performed by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for the Kisoro District. The RDC reports directly to the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni. Singing Gorilla Projects is keen to get the government involved in the health projects its undertaking to help support the provision of resources, access to drugs and professionals. For more on the NGHH.

September 2016 - The water tank story.

The water tank story.

August 2016

The container leaves from Havant in the UK with donations of hospital beds, medical equipment, books, clothes, water filters, sewing machines, guitars and whole load of other items. The container is being shipped to Nkuringo via Mombassa in Kenya and then onwards to Uganda.

July 2016

A container is ordered to leave from the UK with donations of hospital beds, medical equipment, books, clothes, water filters, sewing machines, guitars and whole load of other items. The container is being shipped to Nkuringo.

June 2016 - Summer 2016 Newsletter

May 2016

The rainy season is now coming to an end and the water tanks are full. The long dry season will be a test of the resolve of the community to ration the water remaining in the tanks. Truth be told, we are all trying to observe the best utilisation of water from the tanks to assess what pattern of usage manages to sustain the water for the longest period of time.

I return to Nkuringo on Sunday to install a further three tanks in the remote village areas on the DR Congo border. Thankfully Singing Gorilla Projects has a motor bike so I should be in and out in a day for each installation. Mind you, staying overnight in the villages is an experience in itself. The nights are dark, there is no light pollution, other than the orange glow from Niragongo the extremely active volcano just 30 km away over the DR Congo border.

The key task to work on this trip is to check the progress on the health centre construction. I shall be working with the team in the village to assemble a management team to provide administration and management oversight for the service, which is expected to start before Christmas. The building is still to be equipped with solar panels, cabling and a wash room before it is truly finished. I suspect there will be a bunch of snagging to be looked at as well.

Over the next few months we shall be organising a container to be shipped from the UK to take the growing number of donations as well as medical furniture and equipment to kit out the clinic. If you know of your local hospital or health centre that is throwing out equipment, please drop me a line on cread@dthomas.co.uk, to see if we can “rescue” it to have a second home in Nkuringo.

March 2016 - Evarist in the UK

Muhumuza Evarist, the Singing Gorilla Projects, projects coordinator from Uganda is visiting Singing Gorilla Projects in the UK. Helping to raise funds at a gala dinner in his honour, Evarist has visited schools to talk about Singing Gorilla Projects and met bsueinss people to raise awareness of the project work.

February 2016

The February 2016 visit, more water tanks, water filters, condoms, music and the Ntungamo School!



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