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Help us build the Canon Eric and Faith Bugaari Community Centre in Kebisoni, Rukungiri District, Uganda…

The Canon Eric and Faith Bugaari Community Centre in Kebisoni, Rukungiri District will provide space for income generating projects such as these…


Your Donations at Work!


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OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) completes its second provision of hand washing soap in Kebisoni, Rukungiri District, Southwestern Uganda. Otyo liaison Louise Bugaari Kelenge delivers soap donated to the Kebisoni community by Otyo! Thanks for your continued support! Let’s keep up the good work.

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Louise Bugaari delivers the soap provision.
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Lake Bunyonyi, southwestern Uganda. Near the Virunga Mountains, and the home of the Silverback Gorillas. Click photo for link.


Winter 2020/2021 Update: Fundraising Goal Achieved!

OTYO! is pleased to announce that we have achieved our fundraising goals for the fall of 2020 through our social media platforms, events, and outreach. OTYO! will use these funds to provide additional assistance during the COVID pandemic to our target population in rural Uganda. Members of our board have arrived in Uganda from the US and will work with our Uganda Secretary and Liaison to procure and distribute hand-washing soap to the community in Kebisoni, North Kigezi Diocese, Rukungiri District, Uganda. We are especially grateful to all contributors and supporters. We also greatly value the people who enjoy our content, and who ‘like’ and share our posts, which helps us reach new viewers. We enjoy being a part of the global conversation on social justice, and work at being relevant in that movement as much as we are working to raise funds for our projects.

Moving forward, please view our website to learn about our short and long term projects, our organization, and access other content such as our African Art Gallery. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see all of our posts, announcements, and news. Thank you to all of our supporters, and Happy Holidays!

Coming up in 2021: further content on Canon Eric Bugaari and his legacy; fundraising for the Pad Project, short term grants, and the Community Centre; GroupRaise dining/takeout events; The OTYO! Livestream Art Sale and Exhibition!

     OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) board members meet monthly.

Assistance for Covid-19 , Fall 2020

Currently, we have created fundraising for providing assistance during the COVID pandemic for our target population in Rukungiri District, rural Uganda. Our needs-assessments indicate that it will be critical to use some of our funds to provide a second immediate support package to our target population during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. We are raising $1000 for round 2 of this assistance through our social media platforms. Our secretary, development contributor, and Uganda Secretary and Liaison, Louise Bugaari, will oversee the procurement and distribution of hand-washing soap and face-masks to the entire community in Kebisoni. This project will be carried out with the help of local community leaders, the local church, and Archdeacon Van Amos Katsigazi. Members of this rural community do not have ready access to handwashing soap or face masks at this time. It is important to note again that the people of the Rukungiri district and Kebisoni do not have ambulances or first responders, nor nearby hospitals with modern technology.