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Despite the impossible odds of 2020, we looked for the silver-linings in the darkest clouds and we shone a bright light. Here is our 2020 Annual Report

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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

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,

Former Woman Member of Parliament, Otuke District

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

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Alum Betty

“I am calling upon all parents and stakeholders in the school not to give up even when things are tough. If we do so, we shall be letting our children down which is the worst thing a parent can do”