The Recreation Project’s mission is to inspire the resilience of young people in post-conflict communities by providing active healing experiences through outdoor adventure and sports. Since 2012, more than 10,000 young people in Uganda have participated in and completed The Recreation Project (TRP)’s recreation therapy programs. As this young population has grown older, TRP’s mission has evolved to meet their changing needs by providing employment training in the agricultural sector. This project seeks to provide young people in Gulu, Uganda, the knowledge and means to develop and sustain their own piggeries as a source of recurring income. Within the Piggery Development Program, students will be trained on how to construct piggeries, care for and raise pigs, and net a good price for their piglets.
Concurrent with this training, TRP will incorporate the development of life skills, teaching the students character-building skills such as stress management, good decision-making, and conflict resolution. The combination of these hard and soft skills will enable them to grow both economically and emotionally. (www.therecreationproject.org)