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The COVID-19 pandemic, that has erased human lives globally, has not spared the tourism business. The tourist guides are among the front service providers that spend most of the time with tourists. Their lives depend entirely on the tourists who travel to different places, that include countries and continents.
Uganda Safari Guides association is the umbrella association in Uganda that brings together hundreds of the tourist guides in the country. These include, bird guides, cultural guides, women birders, tourist drivers, and site guides and young birders not forgetting the sites guides that work on ecotourism sites.
Bird Uganda Safaris has been at the fore front supporting guides training, and of recent, we added more efforts on training young women in various skills which include bird guiding and life skills.
The Quarantine measures that were imposed to flatten the curve of the spread of the pandemic, have put the guides in high risk of starvation, domestic violence in their homes, and their children failing to go to school in future.

While we are very much concerned about their lives during this pandemic, we are also aware that we cannot give everything that is required for each and everybody in their homes.. The Government has been supporting vulnerable people who work hand to mouth on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the tourist guides were not put into this category.
Every other day, more guides run out of food in their homes. So far, the members have been trying to raise some funds to support the most vulnerable. The first group has already been supported.
We are now appealing for support. Everything small is something added. We shall send you an email after receiving your support. We shall also update you with the list of the members that have been supported.
Our main priority is women birders whom we have been training in the last 4 years, and some of them have not yet been employed, and other have lost their employment.

List of beneficiaries | Date: May 12, 2020

  1. Timothy Nadiope
  2. Jim Eddison Musinguzi
  3. Katende Samuel
  4. Muhumuza Christopher
  5. Baluku Exevia
  6. Mohamed Kyarikunda
  7. Jacob FUMBA
  8. Thembo Michael Muhatikan
  9. Peter Balukaake
  10. Edrisa Kakembo
  11. Ronesmith Sebunje
  12. Ochiti Tonny
  13. Adolf Tibeyarirwa
  14. Mable Nabadda
  15. Sebuuma Ivan
  16. Jack Twerebere
  17. Katungi Innocent
  18. Adyeri Mugabi
  19. Mutanda Mutyaba
  20. Samuel Niwamanya
  21. Atuheire Isaac
  22. Hafashimana Kenneth
  23. Elias Mwassa
  24. Ntale Joseph
  25. Nalugya Fatumah
  26. Nabuka Paul
  27. Darwin Paul
  28. Ssemwogerere Joshua
  29. Bagiire Peter
  30. Ojakal Emmanuel
  31. Siwa Yasin
  32. Derrick Tumusiime
  33. Ndoli Martin
  34. Okello Wilfred
  35. Fatmah Muhammed
  36. Onesmus Kansiime
  37. Maganda Saadi Miilo
  38. Murungi Jovia
  39. Ezra Mugisha
  40. Baluku Rabson
  41. Habiyaremye Jenan
  42. Nyakato merceller
  43. Ally Murshus
  44. Kasasira Amos
  45. Kamya Godfrey
  46. Robert Omoyo
  47. Kenneth Asiimwe
  48. Kato Joshua
  49. Adam Muwonge
  50. Pius Muhamya
  51. Atuhaire Andrew
  52. Kato Joseph
  53. Lwere Shakul


Please enter ” COVID support” in the Booking referenceFor any further information or clarification regarding this support, please contact
Officer in charge of the appeal
Herbert Byaruhanga

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