Integration in the local community
As Kampala, Uganda’s capital grows demographically and economically, it increasingly affects and transforms rural areas like ours. This development introduces many social-, cultural-, economic- and resource-related challenges of urbanisation to our previously rural and self-sufficient community.
As land-prices rise, many settlers or squatters are forced to move elsewhere. Water-, food- and waste-bottlenecks reduce the natural resources which most people had historically taken for granted. Urban life-styles and rural lifestyles can sometimes clash – especially in combination with generational conflicts.
At Kids of Africa we are in the midst of such developments. And we consider it vital to our ambitions but also to our long-term integration within our community that we act systematically and in close collaboration with local government- and community networks.
Our community services include, but are by no means limited to, helping to manage water-, food- and energy-related issues. They include education on public health and related matters and they include using our facilities for community activities such as sports, arts or simply festivities