In May 2018 the Group picked up the ICE200 'Shaping the Future' Award for their work
at Kotulai, Bukedea, NE Uganda. Richard Gallagher and Sarah Blick-Smith were there to collect it
at the ICE WM Annual Dinner.
Over a 5 year period, the Group designed, raised funds and constructed a Grinding Mill in 2009,
a Borehole and Latrines in 2010, and finally a Village Hall and a Grain Store in 2011 / 2012
for a cooperative of 88 widows in rural Africa, some 250 km NE of Kampala.
Their work has been life changing for the cooperative members, who worked themselves out of poverty
by learning to grow cassava on one acre of their own land.
One announced recently that she has been able to fund her grand daughter through college,
and she is now a teacher, unimaginable for her before the Koutulai Project began.
EFOD volunteers designed the structures, and then visited site in pairs for just a fortnight each,
to hire labour, buy materials and supervise construction, managing all aspects of the scheme
at an early stage in their career.