Many Ogilvy Hands

Now in its third year, the Many Ogilvy Hands project has sent over 100 volunteers from Ogilvy & Mather’s UK offices and raised nearly £200,000 to help aid the growth of secondary education in Uganda by building a secondary school in the rural village of Buikwe. So far, two secondary school buildings and a support facility have been constructed and currently 390 children now attend classes. Whilst helping with the construction, volunteers also prepare lesson plans and teach classes. Ogilvy employees personally sponsor 85 of the school’s children which provides their fees, uniforms and food, helping to nurture a new generation of Ugandans to learn and achieve. A third school block is currently under construction and by the end of the five-year project the school will have places for 600 students. O&M is currently working to encourage a number of O&M offices in Europe and North America to also lend their hands to the project.