charity Archives - Small Steps Project

LEAPS AND BOUNDS IN UGANDA!!

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We took our first small steps in Africa this year! More specifically we visited the Ugandan capital, Kampala to spread the Valentine’s love on two landfill sites – Kitezi and Namboole. Our aim was to help 2,500 people. Given rainy season was about to start, we had to work fast. On Kitezi dump there are three rules 1) no children 2) all workers must be registered and 3) they need protective boots and gloves. The waste pickers we met were…

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From 64 to 0 children on Takhmao dump.

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Returning to Takhmao Dump, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with photographer Joost Vandebrug was the first time I have seen a totally childfree dump. Joost looked around and exclaimed ‘but there are no kids to shoot’. He was right, and it was because our project has gotten all the children off the dump and into nursery or school. I have never felt so happy and proud on a rubbish dump before. Mey, our Cambodian project director, and I walked round…

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