At Malama Umoyo Bush Camp we work to support the people in the local village. Many of our guests have also provided support to the school, medical centre and the church as well as the people within the local community.
Below are some of the initiatives we and our guests have been involved with:
Many of our guests bring donations for the school, from pens, pencils, stationary and books, to assorted sports equipment.
The village has a medical centre which provides services to the local community. Whilst it is government funded there is always a place for donations - from mosquito nets to food supplies which supports the staff that work there.
The villagers use a solar pump to draw water from the river to a water tower. During 2023 the system had issues and with the help of donations, Malama Umoyo Bush Camp provided the expertise and parts to bring the system back online.
Football is very important to the local village, with matches drawing large crowds.
Thanks to guests we were able to provide footballs and a full team football kit which was donated by Buckland Athletic, based in Devon in UK.
In summer 2023 one of the Malama Umoyo team (Misael) needed to build a new larger home for him and his expanding family.
Donations from Malama Umoyo guests helped with the construction of the roof to ensure the house was water tight before the rains arrived.
In July the local church hosted the bishop and congregations from within the region attended an outdoor service to celebrate Pentecost. Malama Umoyo contributed food for the visitors and some of our guests attended the service and contributed to the offering.
Other guests made a sizeable donation which is allowing the congregation to plaster the inside of the church to protect it.
One of our guests from the UK is a keen rounders player. She donated bats and balls and gave up some of her time, together with other Malama Umoyo guests, to teach the village the rules of the game. A great afternoon, enjoyed by all.
Some of the local kids received back packs for school. A local north west based author also donated reading books.