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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 products lines to launch in the market place - with the first one being Okere Shea Butter. In essence, we would like 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 of 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

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About

OKERE CITY

Okere ‘City’ is a community development project founded to undertake, influence and direct holistic rural development initiatives geared towards the elimination of poverty in Okere Parish, Adwari Sub-county, Otuke District.

 

The Okere City idea is premised on the belief that using comprehensive and holistic participatory rural development approaches to design and implement community development projects can create catalytic rural transformation and sustainable agrarian reforms.

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OUR PROJECTS

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

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

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 education background

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

We are repairing boreholes, reparing and servicing news, forming and strengthening water management committes to ensure water security in Okere.

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

What our community members say

SHEA TREE - "I AM THE TREE OF LIFE"

Our village now has towering billboard. The message on the billboard endears the Okere folks to love and protect their shea trees. The image depicts a talking shea tree. Its reads (translated from Luo): - "My name is shea tree. I plead to you, please do not cut me because I am the tree of life".

`23.11.2020

shea trees as a biodiversity

Our Chairman, OjokOkello joined the #KampalaGeopolitics conference to discuss how biodiversity can offer a sustainable competitive advantage. He mostly shared about our work on shea restoration, conservation and value addition.

`17.11.2020

WHY WE MUST ALL PROTECT OUR SHEA TREES

We can not keep quiet about whatever destroys our future. That is why we must act to prevent the deforestation of Shea trees. Read more in this article by our Chairman and Founder - Ojok Okello

14.11.2020

We ParticipatED at the INAUGURAL Gathering of Givers

On 30 Sept 2020, our Chairman and Founder - Ojok Okello shared the Okere City story at the inaugural Gathering of Givers -  a philanthropic event organized by CivSource Africa and that was aired on NTV-Uganda.

30.09.2020

why shea butter is good for your hair

Whether its for moisturizing or protecting your hair, Shea butter offers many benefits for our hair health. In this blog, we explore the many ways in which Shea butter is particularly beneficial to the hair. #OkereSheaButter

21.08.2020

Okere SHEABUTTER!

With it's oils extracted from Okere City's giant nilotica shea nuts, Okere Shea Butter has the kind of smoothness and finnese that is unbriddled. It is an organic, natural and perfect solution for most of your hair and skin care needs. How about you give it a try? Order Now!

15.08.2020

CALL ME OJOK OKELLO FROM OKERE CITY- HUMANS OF AFRICA

This blog by the Humans of Africa explores the story of our founder - Ojok Okello and why he initiated the Okere City project!

14.08.2020

okere go-green campaign

Thanks to the Multi-stakeholder Platform on Education and Environment (MPEEN) and National Forestry Authority, we received 3,000 mixed mahogany and mvule trees to make Okere green. This will be an important boost to the Okere Go-Green Campaign where we have already planted 10,000 trees in the past two years. Climate change is real and planting trees is the surest way to fight this environment global threat.

02.08.2020

Okere City SuperMARKET

Read this blog to have a better understanding of our rural retail model.

01.08.2020

NEW PUBLICATION! 

This new report analyses the prospects of Village Bank as a rural development tool in Okere and beyond. 

31.06.2020

The end of May 2020 came with delight for our community members as we opened doors to a health centre that will provide basic health services.

31.05.2020

READ our 2019 annual report

Our journey started in 2019!
We didn't want you to miss any inch of how we rolled, so we pieced together most puzzles in this Annual Report.

06.02.2020

Courtesy visit by maureen agena

Our friend Maureen sacrificed her busy schedules to visit on us on Saturday 01/02/2020. A passionate development communicator and researcher, Maureen visit was an motivating and it also presented us with a learning curve. Our heartfelt gratitude for sparing a moment to spend a quality and worthwhile time with us!

02/02/2020

thank you!

Juliane bing

"I am happy to sponsor Deborah Amolo at Okere Community School because I believe it will give her the opportunity to get the education she deserves”  

25/01/2020

THANK YOU!

ANITA ACON

I’m so thankful to the people behind this initiative for giving us an opportunity to make a positive change in our country, one child at a time”.

08.02.2020

We are looking out for child/children sponsors to enable us continue giving opportunities to brilliant children the opportunity to get 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

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 create a revolutionary impact on the lives of people in Okere Mom-Kok Parish"  

 

Hon. Silvia Akello,

Otuke Woman Member of Parliament

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Okere Community Development Project (Okere City) is an ambitious community based social enterprise on a journey to tranform Okere village in Northern Uganda into thriving and sustainable city through integrated rural development approaches. 

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