The Managing Director of Tusaidiane Uganda, Ms. Sharifa Nabaweesi visited the Knowledge for Children (K4C) project in Masaka on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2021, to monitor and evaluate the success of the project. The K4C project aimed at mitigating the effects of COVID 19 and mainly help parents to learn to live with their children for a longer time and in a positive way while learning and reading safely from home. The total number of beneficiaries reached in the villages of Kyoko, Kisekka B, Kisoweera and Kagganda is 594 638 559 505 2296 children and 173 175 142 144 634 parents.
All the Local Council communities embraced the project. The parents wanted the project to continue mainly for the toddlers who were not yet back to school. Communities were happy with the homework given to the children. The reading exercise helped the children awaken their minds and prepare them for school. The food and home requirements distributed by K4C helped the poor families cope with food scarcity and the washing facilities helped the communities maintain the SOPs and good hygiene. In general, the project was successfully implemented with a positive impact on the communities.
Knowledge for Children (K4C) is grateful to the Sisters of Breda, in the Netherlands who funded the project and the Tusaidiane partners for the generous contribution towards their learning project.
It should be noted that the project comes to an end at a very crucial time when Uganda has been hit with the second wave of COVID 19 disease leading to the closure of all schools by the Ugandan government until further notice. We hope that the activities learnt from Knowledge for Children can be used by the parents to keep the children busy and safe at home.
#Stay Home# Learn# Stay safe.
The Sisters of Breda (CONGRAVA) through The Tusaidiane Trust and Tusaidiane Uganda donated funds to provide sufficient water and renovate the Convent of the Consolers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus-(CSHJ) Congregation. The Congregation is found in the South West of Uganda, 410 kilometres from Kampala at Rubanda, Kabale.
Tusaidiane Uganda, represented by the Managing Director, Sharifa Nabaweesi visited the convent on the 12th May 2021 to look to the progress of the water project and the construction of the Sisters Elderly Home. At the time of the visit, water harvesting was in place and four tanks were installed by the TUL Technician to provide sufficient water. All the pipes, the pump house, tank stand and electricity cables were in place and a water pump to be later installed.
The new Sister’s Elderly Home was ready to be painted, meanwhile all plumbing work on this home was already done and the floor ready for tiling. Additionally, the Veranda at the Novitiate house was repaired.
The work was tremendous and the place looked beautiful with happier sisters who were thankful to the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters “Alles Voor Allen” in Breda, the Netherlands and Tusaidiane for both the Financial and Technical support that helped to improve their livelihood.
Please view pictorial report
20210517 Rubanda Visit Reoprt
SEECHILD is aiming to construct a (boarding) centre for the disabled (both mentally and physically) children in Mpigi with the assistance of CONGRAVA, Netherlands. Access to water and electricity through the CONGRAVA trustee in Uganda, the Tusaidiane Trust has already been implemented. CONGRAVA (the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters” Alles Voor Allen” in Breda, the Netherlands), firstly, asked Tusaidiane to conduct a geological assessment. After this survey indicated the spot where to find water, a borehole was drilled and water was channelled to different distribution points. Currently, the construction of the fence and the security guard’s house is on going.
In the picture above, the tank on this stand acts as the main water reservoir and distributes water to the whole compound by gravity
Below is a video showing the drilling process and a lot of clean water found at the identified spot.
Tusaidiane and SEECHILD Management like to thank the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters” Alles Voor Allen” in Breda, the Netherlands for funding these project activities.
On the 5th of February 2021, a team of TUL consultants represented by the MD of Tusaidiane Uganda, Sharifa Nabaweesi and Phiona Nalweyiso visited the Knowledge for Children (K4C) project in Masaka for supervision (monitoring and evaluation).
The consultants were happy with the project implementation by K4C, it is a good project which is changing the lives of so many vulnerable children and their families in the remote villages of Masaka, Lwengo that have no access to learning in these hard corona times. They would like to thank CONGRAVA for funding this project.
Please find attached the progressive report from the visit:
20200210 Report of TUL visit to K4C 05022021- final.doc
In March 2020, the Government of Uganda followed other countries around the world and imposed a total lockdown on the entire country and this also included all schools and learning institutions. As an effect, the entire country was economically hit hard by the lockdown conditions on businesses finding it hard to make a living because they were not working. Unfortunately, students were very much affected because only finalists were allowed to start school in October. The rest of the classes have remained closed for 9 months now exposing them to many risks such as un wanted pregnancies, loitering, early marriages, dropping out of school among others.
The lockdown led to the intervention of Knowledge for Children (K4C), Masaka by coming up with a proposal on supporting communities to mitigate the effects of COVID 19 in Lwengo district to CONGRAVA, Netherlands. CONGRAVA asked The Tusaidiane Trust who hired Tusaidiane Uganda to assess the validity of the project. Tusaidiane Uganda visited Knowledge for Children in Soweto-Masaka and one of their on-going projects at Kagganda Village and reported it a viable and worthwhile project . CONGRAVA made a donation/gift of USD 50.000 to implement the project of Knowledge for Children through the Tusaidiane Trust and Tusaidiane Uganda.
The project started immediately and Knowledge for Children has reported to TUL that it is working well. The project has been implemented in 3 new villages to make 4 villages now where the project is running. Two villages are in Kingo Sub County, while 2 are in Kisseka Sub County. The local leaders i.e. CDOs of both Sub Counties and chairpersons LC 1 are all very supportive towards the project. Sessions with children and adults are going on well and both parents and children are participating actively. This week, the first cycle of activities will be completed. So far,
- 127 children have been supported with holiday package
- 31 families have each been given a bar of soap
- 3 mobile library boxes with 300 readers have been given to the community
Knowledge for Children is working with the vision to Improve education and social well-being in Uganda by promoting meaningful participation of all stakeholders and it has changed many lives for both the children and parents in the villages where they operate. The beneficiaries of the project and K4C are grateful to CONGRAVA, The Tusaidiane Trust and Tusaidiane Uganda for their contribution towards improving access and quality education during the 2020-2021 lockdown of schools in Uganda.