"...building communities, changing lives is our way of a thinking and the basis of everything we do..."
"..every child has unique talents and passions and we seek to provide them with the opportunities to develop and use these..."
Building Communities, Changing Lives
Soundbites, catchphrases and mottos are great, but they don’t achieve anything.
At Esuubi "building communities, changing lives" is more than just a soundbite, it’s a way of a thinking and the basis of everything we do. We realise that our work is futile if we don´t produce sustainable and enduring results. It’s pointless us raising a generation of children in plush surroundings, with every human luxury, but with no idea how to survive in an entirely different local community.
Our work centres around the societies in which we operate. We look to work in partnership with local communities to build culturally appropriate frameworks which truly benefit them in a ongoing way. We do not look to impose our own Western ideals, but always seek to provide workable projects which are owned by local people.
So how does this work in a practical sense? Here are just a few points to give an idea of how we put this into practice:
We treat every person that we work with as an individual, there are no "one size fits all" projects. We recognise that every child has unique talents and passions and we seek to provide them with the opportunities to develop and use these talents. This can be through providing the children with a formal education, through giving them vocational education or working with the local community to find them apprenticeships.
Long term, sustainable focus
We recognise that deep-rooted issues require long-term thinking, rather than "quick fix, sticking plaster" solutions. As such we seek to focus on ways we can achieve our goals in the mid to long term.
This means that rather than ploughing our resources into headline grabbing initiatives we focus on trying to implement systems which can make a truly sustainable difference.
We aim for each of our projects to be truly self-sustaining and initiatives such as agriculture, tailoring and catering projects are a step towards achieving this goal.
Uganda has a uniquely vibrant culture. Through our work we seek to enhance the children’s understanding of their cultural heritage, equipping them to help shape their own and their community’s future.
If this sounds like the type of community building that you’d like to support why not sponsor an aspect of one of Esuubi’s communities?