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WE ARE BUILDING THE FIRST SUSTAINABLE RURAL CITY IN AFRICA

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2021 aNNUAL rEPORT

In 2021, we gave our best, working hand-in-hand with the people of Okere and
our friends and supporters in Uganda and around the world to create the positive change we seek.

Read more in our 2021 Annual Report

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HOME OF OKERE BOXING CLUB

QUICK TEST!

Macmillian Education through their One Stop English Project created an English Quiz Test based on an article about our work which was featured in The Guardian.

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HOME OF OKERE SHEA BUTTER

Because shea trees grow naturally in Okere, we are deliberate in our efforts to regenerate and conserve shea trees by promoting its re-forestation and sensitizing our community not to cut the trees. We are also investing in shea butter by creating cosmetic product lines to launch in the market place - with the first one being Okere Shea Butter. In essence, we strive to position SHEA BUTTER as the "vibranium" that spurs socio-economic transformation in our village. Among other things, we have started Okere Shea Cooperative Society to be the bedrock upon which our shea investments are rested. 

 

I have fallen head over heels in love with Okere Shea Butter. I cannot look further from it. It is by far the best moisturizer I have ever used. Additionally, the story behind the women who collect the nuts is inspiring. To think that when I buy a tin of Okere Shea Butter, at least some money finds its way to these women and the community is amazing.

 

Shamim Nirere

OUR WORK IN THE PRESS

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About

OKERE CITY

Okere City is a community development project founded to undertake, influence and direct holistic rural development initiatives to create socio-economic opportunities for prosperity in Okere Parish, Adwari Sub-county, Otuke District.

 

The Okere City idea is premised on the belief that using an integrated rural development approach based on social market economic principles to design and implement community development projects can create catalytic rural transformation and sustainable agrarian reforms.

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OUR PROJECTS

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We promote environmental conservation and protection through community re-afforestation initiatives.

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We hold community engagements and provide platforms where community members can engage with their local leaders.

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We started the community school programme with an early childhood development centre because laying a firm foundation is a key pre-requisite for a solid educational background.

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We started a VSLA group, comprising mostly of women to fight financial exclusion and strengthen the local economy in Okere.

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We are repairing boreholes, developing and servicing new ones, forming and strengthening water management committees to ensure water security in Okere.

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We provide sporting facilities and encourage our community members to actively participate in various sporting activities.

What our community members say

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What our SUPPORTERS say

"The investments that the Okere City Project is making right now will make the village more prosperous and better prepared to  tackle future challenges. The idea behind the project is a revolutionary one and I have no doubt that it is on a journey to create a revolutionary impact on the lives of people in Okere Mom-Kok Parish"  

 

Hon. Silvia Akello,

Former Woman Member of Parliament, Otuke District

We are looking for child/children sponsors to enable us to continue giving brilliant children the opportunity to receive quality education at our community school.

Your donation will be matched to a pupil and we shall make every effort to share with you more details about the child and his/her family.

Our hope is that this support will go on to build more interactions, sharing and caring now and beyond. We shall also provide more updates about the life and academic performance of the child receiving your support

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