Making it Happen

By Ugandan standards, construction at Kabirizi was completed amazingly quickly.  Not just bungalow houses, but an office/administration block, staff accommodation, multi-use chapel, classrooms, and drop toilets too.  A water tower was built for storage and mains pressure, with underground tanks as backup, and trees were planted for shade. 

Getting NOTDEC Off the Ground

Bungalows B1-B4 under construction in MAY 2009 and fully completed by the end of JULY (2009!)

When building bungalows B1-B4 all at the same time, an 18-man team was used to ensure rapid progress.  Later, bungalows were built singly by a much smaller team.

Time Line: fields to finished in under five years


For more insights into what NOTDEC has achieved — and how — see Getting it Right.


The scene in 2015 - with trees for shade