June 2017 - feeling generous today? We’re on JustTextGiving, so why not text RTUG12
plus the amount that you would like to donate to 70070?There are no charges for
the text and your donation is all passed directly to the Rwenzori Trust. It only
costs around £6 per month to sponsor a child.
May 2017 - a reading room is being constructed in Ruboni village using the “community
pot” budget. Progress is slow with only foundations and walls built so far, but it
is expected to be completed in summer 2018.
January 2017 - we are now in our tenth year of the child sponsorship programme and
we currently sponsor 43 children in secondary schools and further education in Uganda.
In fact, the current number of children is 40 because the local admissions committee
has decided (exceptionally) to award a bursary equivalent to funds for 4 children
to one young person to help with their fees for attending Kyambogo University.
Welcome to the Rwenzori Trust!
The Rwenzori Trust is a UK-registered charity working with communities in the Rwenzori
mountains area of Uganda. More information about the charity’s aims and background
can be found by clicking here.
The Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon, are located in Western
Uganda, bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the West. The Bakonjo people
live in and around the southern foothills of the Rwenzoris. Outside the boundary
of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, the Bakonjo cultivate their crops, including
bananas, cassava and beans, on the steep, fertile and verdant slopes. More information
about the Rwenzori Mountains can be found by clicking here.
View of the Portal Peaks from Ruboni Community Camp
The Rwenzori Trust runs a Child Sponsorship Project, for secondary education, in
the Ruboni area. It costs just £6 per month to provide secondary education for one
child. To find out more about this project, its local benefits and how you can get
involved, please click here.
For information about the Guide to the Rwenzori by Henry Osmaston, a founder of the
Rwenzori Trust, please click here.
If you’re thinking of visiting the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, or its surroundings,
click here for information about the Ruboni Community Camp and how to get there.
If you have got any questions about the work that we do, or our links with partner
organisations, please click here for contact information.