In the period from 2002 to 2016 Friends of Teso dispatched thirteen containers of donated goods to Teso in Central Uganda. All arrived safely.

This amazing effort by all concerned made an invaluable contribution to sustaining the most disadvantaged in Teso during a very troubled period.

Early shipments were focussed on supporting the population of nearly two million internally displaced persons that had resulted from internal conflicts and natural disasters. These numbers decreased over time, however, as people returned to rebuild their communities.

Latterly, the focus was very much more on assisting with the rebuilding the region’s infrastructure and aiding in the development of self-supporting communities.

When two representatives of Friends of Teso (Uganda) visited Soroti and Kumi in November 2015, they reassessed with our partners in Uganda the best way to offer future support.

As a result, Friends of Teso (Uganda) will no longer send shipments of donated goods, but, instead, raise funds to directly support local development projects in the Teso region.

We will be closely monitoring the success of these enterprises and look forward to providing regular bulletins on their progress.

The original pages on this site will remain as a record of what has been achieved.

Please click HERE, however, to learn more about the projects we are now supporting.


Charities supporting Uganda

Teso Development Trust - Working with the Teso people in Northern Uganda to provide relief, recovery and development.

Christian African Relief Trust (CART) - To help people who have little or nothing in Africa.

Teso Educational Support Services (TESS) - Supports vulnerable young people originating from or living in Teso in north-eastern Uganda through secondary, tertiary and vocational education.

Edith's Home - The "Edith's Home" project is based in Kumi District in Teso Uganda, and provides support for children who have been orphaned due to AIDS.

Quaker Involvement in Northen Uganda - Factsheet on work with the Acholi people.

Wannabeamazin - A UK-based charity providing recreational, educational and training programmes to rural communities in Uganda. Their aim is to encourage creativity, inspire children to think about their future and help them develop the skills they need to achieve their goals.

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Information about Uganda

The New Vision - Ugandan newspaper on-line.

U.S. Department of State Website - Profile of Uganda.

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Profile of Uganda.

BBC - Country profile of Uganda.

British Department for International Development - Profile of Uganda.

Human Rights Watch - Report on conflict in Northern Uganda - July 2003.

Quaker Involvement in Northen Uganda - Details of the work of the Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) Group in Gulu district, the home of the Acholi people.

Other relevant links

The Charity Commission - The regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales.

Charities Aid Foundation - Not-for-profit organisation committed to effective giving.

GuideStar UK - Comprehensive information about every charity - from the largest national charity to the thousands of small charities that are active in every community.

Human Rights Watch - An independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide.

Hantsweb - The website of Hampshire County Council.

Bishops Waltham Community Website - The Hampshire village of some of our supporters.

Christos Georghiou - Illustration, Art, Design - Showcase of the work of Christos Georghiou. Many thanks to Christos for designing the logo at the top of the pages on this site.

Mountain Bike Trails Around Swanmore - The Internet's leading site about mountain bike riding around the village of Swanmore in Hampshire. Site contains four trails with maps and photographs.

Expenses Form - For official use only.

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