Mukono is Guildford's twin town in Uganda. The Link was established in 2003 and has grown into a thriving, dynamic relationship between the two communities.
5 years ago The Link planted 1,000s of saplings around our seven linked school perimeters. The saplings have grown into 12 meter high trees.
This year we are launching a new project, Trees4Uganda.
We aim to grow 50,000 native saplings over the two annual rainy seasons and deliver them to be planted around the perimeters of schools, churches, mosques and communities in and around Mukono.
As well as the required number of saplings the package will include hoes and watering cans so that even the poorest schools will be able to participate.
This is a partnership initiative.
The saplings will be grown from seed by an enthusiastic group of volunteers in Mukono and then watered by the recipients of the saplings.
The project will be funded by donations from Guildford.
The University of Surrey's Business School is helping us to crowdfund this project.
£1 will enable 5 saplings to be planted.
£10 will enable 50 trees to be planted