Who we are

Our ethos

We believe that by working with trusted, local people in Uganda, we can help develop sustainable education solutions which will benefit communities for generations to come. We provide money and expertise to build good quality schools and to equip them with books and resources which will help improve teaching and learning in rural communities. 

We also facilitate links between our schools in Uganda and both organisations and individuals in the UK, who are keen to learn more about life in rural Africa.

Story so far

In 2010 two Ugandans, Mrs Kyakulumbye and Mrs Sanyu began fundraising to help AIDS orphans in their local community in Kyengera, Kampala. They had been trained by AIDS Care Education and Training (ACET). 

They started looking for a piece of land for a school, and after a long struggle they managed to buy 2 acres of land. They started the build using iron sheets but progress was slow due to a lack of funds. 

Around this time Mrs Kyakulumbye's son, Sam Nayinda met with a project member in the UK and started telling him the story of the school. They agreed to form a partnership and turn the vision of a school into a reality.

Using an entrepreneurial approach coupled with strong links with the local community, the funds were raised and in less than 6 months and a patch of wasteland in the village of Kyengera was transformed into a facility educating children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. 

Project Le Monde has now built and equipped two more schools and plans are underway for work to start on a fourth school in 2019.

 

 

Profiles

Anne Lotter

Joint Founder, Trustee and CEO

Anne is an anthropologist former press secretary to senior government ministers.  She has travelled extensively in Asia and South America, and has long held an ambition to help improve the lives of children in less fortunate circumstances.

Mark Lynch

Mark Lynch

Joint Founder and Trustee

Mark is a London-based entrepreneur and specialist in orthodontics, who in addition to being an active member of the Scientific Exploration Society, has for many years enjoyed volunteering overseas and using his dental expertise for the benefit of people in developing countries.

John Davies

Group Leader

Whilst practising as a GP in Cornwall, John was actively involved in starting and running Operation Raleigh and Fulcrum Challenge. John has led and been involved in over 100 expeditions worldwide. 

He qualified in tropical medicine at Liverpool Tropical Medical School and holds a Master’s degree in travel medicine from Glasgow University. John has always been active in medical politics and was, until recently, chairman of the British Travel Health Association and is a council member of the Scientific Exploration Society.

Sam Nayinda

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Ugandan Country Manager

Sam is an entrepreneur from Kyengera, Kampala. He has successfully project managed the building and opening of the Kyengera school.

Sue O'Toole

Sue o-toole

Education Adviser

Sue is a retired teacher of children with special needs.  She has a long standing interest in Uganda, making many visits there to assist with educational projects from starting a school to assisting teachers to develop skills in the classroom. 

Colonel John Blashford-Snell

Patron

Our patron, former Royal Engineer Colonel John Blashford-Snell, has organised and led over 100 expedition including the first descent of the Blue Nile.  He also led the global expeditions for young people named Operations Drake and Raleigh.

He is president of the Scientific Exploration Society and the Just a Drop water charity.

Lyndon Ogbourne

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Patron

Actor, Lyndon Ogbourne, famous for playing the arch villain in ITV's soap opera Emmerdale is another or our patrons.