Through Stitching Mama and Me, NL, Tusaidiane Uganda procured new office equipment including a printer, laptop, external storage among others for Mama and Me Day care Centre in Jinja. Previously at the Centre, dealing with administrative work was hectic with many delays and extra transport costs to travel to the city center for implementation. The old computer at the Centre was out dated and not supported by up the current computer software. They also could not print, scan or copy a document and lacked internet facilities making communication rather hard.
After the new installations, the situation has now improved. The equipment will help them with office work. The administrators are also going to help the children at home by printing for them some assignments from school which will help them to cope with the current trend of learning other than sitting idle at home as a result of the corona lock down crisis.
Mama and Me Uganda is grateful to their partners of Stichting Mama and M, NL and Tusaidiane Uganda for their support towards the Centre. Mama and Me is working with the objective to empower young mothers for a better future socially and financially so that they can look after their children (0-5years) for the time they are with them at Centre. The mothers include stay home mothers, working mothers and baby sitters.
The corona virus pandemic took the world by storm leading to a lock down among various countries around the world. In Uganda, many people were affected by this nationwide lock down; they had no food among other pressing basic needs. Among the affected people were the pregnant and young mothers in the Danida community, Jinja who are mainly hand to mouth earners. Since the lock down, they have not been able to work and earn a living to support their families. This led to the intervention of Stichting Mama and Me, Tusaidiane Uganda and Mama and Me Jinja to secure some relief items for these needy mothers.
On the 8th of June 2020, Mama and Me Jinja started its implementation for the relief items for the mother’s project. The deputy administrator and treasurer of Mama and Me Jinja undertook the initiative to procure the relief items including maize flour, beans, soap, mama kits, basins,cooking oil and sugar.
On the 9th of June, the distribution of the relief items started door to door as a way of ensuring social distancing and avoiding crowds. Mothers were also sensitized on how to stay safe by regularly washing their hands, emphasizing the social distancing, wearing a mask among others by the task force. They were also educated about the corona virus poster by Stichting Mama and Me.
Regina Itero, her husband and their set of twins, MMA Chairman, Samuel Basoga and Kevin Naigaga, Deputy administrator(MMA)
The mothers were so happy to receive the relief items. Among the needy mothers was Itero Regina, aged 18years and a mother to a set of twins of 3 weeks old. She did not know how her family was going to survive because they had no food. The mothers expressed their gratitude to Stichting Mama and Me, Mommaluv, Wilde Gazen Foundation, Tusaidiane Uganda and Mama and Me Association Jinja for extending a helping hand to them during these tough and strange times.