Before hitting the marathon trail in Masaka we did a road-trip to North East Uganda.
These are our photo stories about the places and people we met on the way.
Carson Buka Art
Carson and Buka shoe prints are actual art works by the local artist Carson Buka who is the inspirational man behind Creative Canvas Uganda. It is a newly built arts and community centre in Ndegeya village bringing a model of self-sustainable living in rural Uganda and giving children a chance to develop their skills, knowledge and creativity outside of the structured school environment. Overcoming a troubled childhood himself, Carson has been using sales of his artwork to support over 30 children from his village who are in similarly difficult circumstances.
Have a look at the Creative Canvas Uganda website and follow their wonderful work at www.creativecanvasuganda.org
Pick a pair
100% of profits from each pair of shoes will go towards projects we support - UGM Youth Finance Scheme (60%) and Creative Canvas Uganda (40%). From each pair 26 pounds will go towards the projects while the rest will cover the manufacturing costs. The shoes are made in collaboration with the new platform IDX Shoes who are kindly donating us their profit margins.