NEWS - 2016
December 2016 - Health Centre open - Nkuringo Green Hill Hospital (NGHH)
The Nkuringo Green Hill Hopistal (NGHH) built by Singing Gorilla Projects
was inaugurated with a grand opening ceremony on the 9h December.
Local dignitaries have been invited with the grand opening
being performed by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC)
for the Kisoro District. The RDC reports directly to the
President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni. Singing Gorilla
Projects is keen to get the government involved in the
health projects its undertaking to help support the
provision of resources, access to drugs and professionals.
For more on the NGHH.
November 2016 - Health Centre Newsletter
Autumn 2016 - Autumn 2016 Newsletter
After the arrival of the container the October trip is
covered in the Autumn Newsletter.
July 2016 - A container is ordered to leave from the UK with donations of hospital beds, medical equipment, books, clothes, water filters, sewing machines, guitars and whole load of other items. The container is being shipped to Nkuringo.
June 2016 - Summer 2016 Newsletter
May 2016 - The water tanks and health centre trip
The rainy season is now coming to an end and the water
tanks are full. The long dry season will be a test of the
resolve of the community to ration the water remaining in
the tanks. Truth be told, we are all trying to observe the
best utilisation of water from the tanks to assess what
pattern of usage manages to sustain the water for the
longest period of time.
I return to Nkuringo on Sunday to install a further three tanks in the remote village areas on the DR Congo border. Thankfully Singing Gorilla Projects has a motor bike so I should be in and out in a day for each installation. Mind you, staying overnight in the villages is an experience in itself. The nights are dark, there is no light pollution, other than the orange glow from Niragongo the extremely active volcano just 30 km away over the DR Congo border.
The key task to work on this trip is to check the progress on the health centre construction. I shall be working with the team in the village to assemble a management team to provide administration and management oversight for the service, which is expected to start before Christmas. The building is still to be equipped with solar panels, cabling and a wash room before it is truly finished. I suspect there will be a bunch of snagging to be looked at as well.
Over the next few months we shall be organising a container to be shipped from the UK to take the growing number of donations as well as medical furniture and equipment to kit out the clinic. If you know of your local hospital or health centre that is throwing out equipment, please drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org, to see if we can “rescue” it to have a second home in Nkuringo.
March 2016 - Evarist in the UK
Muhumuza Evarist, the Singing Gorilla Projects, projects coordinator from Uganda is visiting Singing Gorilla Projects in the UK. Helping to raise funds at a gala dinner in his honour, Evarist has visited schools to talk about Singing Gorilla Projects and met bsueinss people to raise awareness of the project work.
March 2016 - Shopping List
February 2016 - February 2016 Newsletter
February 2016 - The February 2016 visit, more water tanks, water filters, condoms, music and the Ntungamo School! click here.