A Community to Community link between the communities of Ickenham, in North West London- with a population of 10,000 people and Rukiga in South West Uganda- with a population of 10,000 families. The two communities are, in many ways worlds apart, but wish to share their experiences, skills and resources for mutual support.
St. Giles' Church and The United Reformed Church promote the project amongst our Community Of Ickenham. We work to improve the quality of life for our friends in Rukiga, through a range of programmes, but we also learn from them. We originally set up with the help and support of World Vision. Since their withdrawal from this area we have worked directly through all the links we made originally. We remain self funding. CLICK Rukiga is a mutual support programme which will last for many years to come.
Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world, the United Kingdom, by comparison is one of the richest.
The average life expectancy in Uganda is 45.7 years. They wish this to become longer. For us it is unthinkable that life expectancy should be so short, given that in the UK thousands more people are living well beyond 80 years.
141 per 1000 children die before their 5th birthday. With support this can change.
Clean water supply and sanitation are lacking. With support, what we take for granted can be made available to everyone in Rukiga.
We continue to keep the people of Uganda in our prayers. Although we have much to pray for and many people to hold before God in prayer, please remember to continue your prayer support for our Ugandan friends.