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WE ARE BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE RURAL CITY 

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SUPPORT US TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN OKERE

In Okere, dry spells are now more incessant and longer. As a result, farmers only realize 25% of their farm produce. But through agroecology, we are on a mission to avert to avert this predicament. Please, support us as we work to support smallholder farmers to become more resilient and be able to adapt to the devastations of climate through agroecology alternatives.

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KEY UPCOMING EVENT 

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Okot p'Bitek Legacy Seminar as part of our 'Echoes of Lawino' project production, in collaboration with the Institute for African Development and Humphrey Fellowship Program at Cornell University. Find detailed information on the event page.

2023 ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT

2023 was a rollercoaster. We rose over and above our expectations, making sure that indeed, we continue to ensure that a living wind continues to blow in Okere as our motto reminds us.

Read more in our 2023 Annual Impact 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 The Guardian Article about our work which was featured in The Guardian.

Take the test Now. 

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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 marketplace - 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 where rural development, future aspirations, and cultural connections are consciously uplifted... a place to take a deliberate pause to think about a reimagined and thriving African countryside. We believe that by creating such a space, we can improve rural livelihoods and conditions and inspire a radical rural transformation beyond the borders of our village. We are more than a rural development project. We are both an experiment and an experience of reimagining traditional traditional rural development in Africa. More to our work and partnership with the people people of Okere, we are also a destination for artists, researchers, activists, writers, thinkers, and dreamers who believe in the potential of the African countryside. 

ECHOES OF LAWINO

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LATEST UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO READ/WATCH/LISTEN TO THE LATEST UPDATES ABOUT OUR WORK

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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

What our SUPPORTERS say

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"In many ways, Okere City is not just a place. It is an experience of a transformational community that endeavors to implement the SDGs through their different initiatives. They are preserving culture; improving literacy rates both among the children and the elderly through the adult literacy program; promoting economic development through the Shea Butter business"

Diana Ondoga, Corporate Investment Lead, Stanbic Bank, Uganda

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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 more details about the child's progress with you. 

We hope that this support will go on to build more interactions, sharing, 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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