Zachry volunteers build bridges in Uganda
February 29, 2020
Zachry Corporation partnered with non-profit organization Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) in a collaborative effort to construct two foot-bridges in the country of Uganda. The purpose of each foot-bridge was to provide access to essential healthcare, fresh water, food sources and educational opportunities for the local men, women and children within a specific region of Uganda. Founded in 2001, B2P adopted the powerful mission of ending poverty due to rural isolation. They believe that connection is the foundation for opportunity. In coutries like Uganda, a footbridge means safe, year-round access to markets, fresh water, schools and healthcare.
Twenty Zachry employee volunteers left for Uganda on Feb. 27, 2020 to build two, cable-stay footbridges across the Banyal and Tabagon ravines in eastern Uganda. A team of 10 volunteers were assigned to each bridge. Zachry Construction Capitol Aggregates and Zachry Underground and Utility Systems all teamed up to participate.
Look for more information in the coming weeks as the volunteers return from their adventures. Follow their progress on Instagram @ZachryB2P2020 #ZachryB2P2020, #teambanyal, #teamtabagon.
Great job Zachry volunteers!
Team Banyal pictured below:
Team Tabagon pictured below: