StepUp Production Store

Exciting things are happening with Step Up! Five years ago, IRT first implemented the StepUp programme , which trains local farmers to grow their own food effectively and sustainably in northern Uganda. Families who once struggled to eat one meal per day are now able to have three nutritious meals per day. We hope to […]

Racing across India for StepUp

On the 22nd of April a group of 8 enthusiastic friends will be braving the terrain, climate and bustle of India in a 2400 km amateur rally. All in support of Our Step Up Programme! Undertaking a fundraising event like no another, they’ll be driving Morris Oxford’s from the start line: Chennai, to the finish […]

Words from Steve: Thanks to you we’re reaching refugees and the most vulnerable

Over the last year we have witnessed insurmountable generosity from you, our committed supporters. Although the situation for millions of refugees and displaced people around the globe remains dire, your generous donations have allowed us to make a significant impact for the good. We feel both proud and humbled that your gifts have been able […]

The importance of smallholder farms and sustainability

  Sustainability. It’s a word that is talked about a lot in development. That’s because many organisations like IRT recognise that projects we implement need to stay in communities for the long term to truly improve people’s lives. Sustainable agricultural practices are important to the farmers IRT supports, but generally for the planet as well. […]

Poverty: The main obstacle to development

While IRT and countless other charities focus on access to education, clean water and improved sanitation practices, one major issue remains. Poverty. Poverty is the original source of suffering that is preventing millions of people to improve their livelihoods. At IRT, we want to support the communities we work with to lift themselves out of […]

How will you Be Bold for Change?

  Today is International Women’s Day. The commemoration happens  8 March with a different focus each year. Last year’s focus was to Pledge for Parity. As the gender gap is not predicted to close until 2186, this year’s theme seems fitting to take action. Be Bold for Change. By now, you’ve probably seen the hashtag […]

Ride London 2017

  Do you enjoy cycling? Do you want to help our efforts in rebuilding the lives of refugees? Why not take part in the largest cycling event in the UK? Join Team IRT for Ride London 2017. The Prudential Ride London is a 100-mile journey from the bustling capital city into the Surrey’s spectacular countryside. […]

Great North Run 2017

The beginning of February is a crucial time when it comes to making or breaking New Year’s resolutions. Was your resolution to be more active? Or are you setting out to try something you’ve never done before? Why not train for a half marathon? The Great North Run, held in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 10 […]

Decades on Uganda is still feeling the effects of the LRA conflict

Present day Uganda is shaped by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency. Many of the hardships that the people of Uganda experience exist because of the LRA rebels. Our partners in Uganda support those who are living in poverty, as well as orphans and internally displaced people, many of whom became this way because of […]

Only 33% of children in Uganda complete primary school

The Ugandan government claimed to introduce Universal Primary Education in 1997, but recent reports state otherwise. In 2000, leaders around the world sanctioned a list of goals that would be achieved by 2015. They were called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The second goal called for every child in the world to receive a full […]