September 2017

It all started in Mannya

In November 2007, we arrived in Mannya village, Uganda. Known to be an area rife with HIV/AIDS and deemed “Mission Impossible” by its local diocese, Mannya was a community in need of help. A lack of education, basic infrastructure and healthcare facilities had led to a village in desperate need of a helping hand.
In 2016 the Ross Langdon HIV Education Centre was opened. The centre is a community hub where locals meet to discuss the impact of HIV and how it can be prevented. These discussions attract a wide range of demographics and is key in educating locals about the disease.

Ducere Creative Writing Classes

In 2017 we partnered with the Ducere Foundation to deliver inspiring creative writing master classes to teachers and students in Southern Uganda. The Ducere Foundation is an organisation that works with local governments and other Foundations with the desire to improve the quality of public education right across Africa.

The program focused specifically on developing the creative writing skills of teachers from Primary 6-7, Senior 1-2, as well as groups of students from each year level.

Project Includes:

  • 2,300 Educational places
  • Two 260,000L water tanks
  • Healthcare Centre
  • Ross Langdon HIV Education Centre
  • Multi Purpose Hall where activities like concerts, debates and assemblies take place


Cotton On Foundation first visited Uganda


Completed Mannya Health Care Centre


Refurbished and built schools for students in Mannya Village


Maternity Ward opened at Mannya Health Centre


Mannya Kindergarten opened


Coffee fields planted (Mannya Trading Co.)


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