The House of Joy is in Mukon Uganda, about 30km east of Kampala. Workaid began supporting this organisation in February 2013 and since then The House of Joy has expanded to a team of thirty. It provides accommodation and support to over 380 children and young people and is a great example of a Workaid-supported project, which benefits the wider community in the area where it operates.
The community farm is used to teach students how to use permaculture techniques for growing food. This method of farming was introduced to the House of Joy in 2014 and since then they have planted well over 6,000 fruit trees and developed a vegetable garden which supplies all the kitchen’s needs.
Their next project is to train its students in water harvesting and conservation, and develop solar power. The school is also planning to set up workshops to train students in carpentry, metalwork, welding and car and motorcycle mechanics.