Liverpool, United Kingdom
OBAAT- One Brick at a Time is an international partnership project led by Chester & District Housing Trust (CDHT), Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM), Liverpool Hope University (LHU) and our current host in Uganda the Mountains of the Moon University (MMU). Our project consists in regeneration of educational facilities in Kabarole district, western Uganda, East Africa.
Brick at a Time (OBAAT) is an international partnership project led by Chester
& District Housing Trust (CDHT), Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM),
Liverpool Hope University (LHU) and our current host in Uganda the Mountains of
the Moon University (MMU) in Fort Portal, Uganda. The OBAAT initiative has a
proven track record and at present works primarily through a skill exchange
between UK construction colleagues and Ugandan construction trainees and
graduates. This is achieved by both groups working on key education
construction initiatives in schools and other educational sectors in the
Rwenzori region of Uganda.
key advocate for social enterprise and being professionally and personally
committed to addressing issues of social justice, One Brick at a Time – UK,
ideally addresses issues related to diversity training, skill exchanges between
the developed world and the developing world, contribution to addressing issues
of poverty and education attainment as well as offering an exceptional career
and personal development programme. So far a group of partners have operated a
number of small projects in Uganda; this application is linked to a new
development to establish the initiative into a social enterprise company in the
UK run on social enterprise principles, which harness commercial methods and
generate funds through training activity with clients/companies and thereby
create a sustainable and self-reliant approach to international skill
activity has already made a significant impact with construction activity
having taken place at three primary schools, one secondary school, a local
university and a teacher training college directly improving the learning
environment for over 4000 children. All this activity has been achieved through
direct sponsorship, grant aid and partner support.
OBAAT works in partnership with local vocational training institutions,
local schools and the wider community to identify need and develop sustainable
solutions which create opportunity and benefit to all involved.