Edirisa UK focuses on four main elements of development:
The charity was founded in 2005 by Sheila Windridge who still heads up the organisation. Edirisa UK is run on a voluntary basis by trustees and is part of a wider society – the Edirisa Society – which comprises of three independent organisations:
A charity in the UK with a CBO (Community Based Organisation) in Uganda. Responsible for the management of all the nursery schools, special needs education centre and volunteer programmes, the volunteer locations, major building and water projects, health initiatives and sustainable development projects. We began by funding a primary school on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi and have grown to encompass 4 nursery schools, a special needs school, water harvesting tanks, local craft production and a clinic on Bwama Island on Lake Bunyonyi. Through our volunteer programme we are running workshops in the schools and nurseries, supporting the teachers and improving the learning environment. Edirisa UK supports sustainable projects for local communities – such as craft making, a bee keeping project to produce honey and beeswax products, vegetable gardens and orchards. The spirit of Africa is indomitable and people are working with energy and determination to improve their own communities. Their lives can be immeasurably enriched by your contribution.
Started in 2001 at Uganda Martyrs University by Ambrose Kibuuka, a Ugandan educator, and Miha Logar, a Slovenian journalist. Edirisa Ltd operates Edirisa Canoe Trekking, and The Heart of Edirisa at Lake Bunyonyi, the base of Studio Edirisa, an initiative for economic and cultural transformation of southwestern Uganda through branding and promotion, multimedia products and cultural tourism. Miha’s latest initiative is Gorilla Highlands.
A not for profit NGO in Slovenia supporting the education and volunteer programmes through child sponsorship, scholastic materials and their highly successful libraries and reading project.