Kisoro, Uganda – Mgahinga Community Development Organization (MCDO) will join MbiriMbiri Association (MMA) On 12th August 2017 to celebrate 20 years of partnership. The much anticipated ceremony which will be gloried by friends and supporters for MCDO and MMA, will be held in Helsingborg, Sweden. Three staff members from MCDO will attend the festivities on behalf of the communities in Kisoro.
The collaboration between MCDO and MMA dates back to the early 1990s at the time when Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp was the only project run by the communities in Mgahinga. MbiriMbiri Association was founded by students from Osterlen Folk High School who picked interest in development work during their research studies in Kisoro. MCDO and MMA have worked closely for more than a decade to advance education and conservation efforts.
MMA has invested heavily in supporting education sponsorships for young men and women in Kisoro district. As we celebrate this important milestone, more than 150 students have benefited from this flagship sponsorship program. Additionally, MMA has facilitated establishment of new partnerships between MCDO and institutional partners across Sweden such as Nicolai High School, Volunteer Travels, Hallands 4H, and many others. As we plan to prioritize education as the best investment to empower communities, fight poverty, and promote self-reliance, we appeal to our partners to walk this path with us.
Happy 20th Anniversary MbiriMbiri! Looking forward to more years of collaboration.
Are you in Sweden and interested in joining MbiriMbiri’s 20th Anniversary celebrations on August 12th, check MbiriMbiri Association Facebook page for details.