The Matoke trees, and the ancient, inactive Kyaninga volcano nearby provide a spectacular backdrop to Kidubuli, the community where we built the first Hello Hub in Uganda in October 2015. Being a small and very remote village, the whole community of Kidubuli participated in the projects, and a fantastic team of all ages put their hands together to help the Hello Hub take shape over the course of two weeks.
The Hello Hub in Kidubuli is used almost constantly, being active most days from early morning until late at night. Children and teenagers are the majority of users, but the adults are learning quickly from the younger generation.
OUR PARTNER IN UGANDA
We partnered with Pangea Education Development, a local education organisation in Uganda, who identified Kidubuli as a community with a significant need for educational resources. They facilitated initial community meetings and joined the on-site team during the build. Having Pangea Education Development on our side, we had the opportunity to enter all of the communities in Uganda with not just first-hand knowledge, but more importantly with a pre-existing respectful and strong relationship with the community.
Kidubuli has a unique set of needs. There are a handful of schools in the area, however, they were so few and far between that nearly 70% of the children don't have access to them.