One 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.
Current 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 and directly improving the learning environment for over 4000 children. All this activity has been achieved through direct sponsorship, grant aid and partner support and we are continuing to develop further the infrastructure delivery framework in Uganda and the UK to ensure the long term sustainability of the initiative.
OBAAT works in partnership with a local vocational training institution, local schools and the wider community to identify need and develop sustainable solutions which create opportunity and benefit to all involved.