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CHIDEFEA AND 2 other CBOS BENEFIT FROM THE TUL RELIEF AID

In April 2021, Uganda experienced a second wave of covid19 which claimed lives of very many people. It started mildly between April and May. However, in June it spread terribly, and the number of deaths surged tremendously with in a very short period. This resulted into the total lock down in the country.

Due to the total lock down, most of the business sectors in Uganda were negatively affected. The victims included our CHIDEFEA women who had just been helped by Mirembe Foundation to rejuvenate their business after the first wave of COVID 19 in 2020 which left all their businesses down.

Earlier on, when the women had started their businesses afresh, they had resolved that in order to be able to help themselves in case of another eventuality, every woman was entitled to save Uganda Shillings 2,000 (two thousand) per month to cater for that cause.

During this second wave coupled with a second total lock down, the CHIDEFEA leaders did not wait for the women to use up all their business capital like they did in the first covid19 wave in 2020. The leaders convened a meeting to find a solution which would save the new businesses for the women during this period. However, the women had only saved Uganda Shillings 90,000 as a reserve for such natural disasters. This is because the women had just saved for one month as per their agreement. This amount of money could not even be enough for one person.

With the help of Tusaidiane Uganda, CHIDEFEA solicited some funds to help curb the situation. CHIDEFEA received Uganda Shillings 11,850,000 ( eleven million eight hundred fifty thousand) from Mirembe Foundation and Tusaidiane Uganda.

This money helped a lot to save the women’s businesses and the situation at large. They received food items which included maize flour (posho), rice, sugar, beans, cooking oil and salt. The also got detergents like soap and sanitizers and they received mosquito nets and cash money.

The women are looking forward to continuing working for self-sufficiency and self-reliance.

Additionally, two more TUL partner organisations benefited from the 2021 TUL Relief Aid viz SEECHILD in Bunamwaya and Mama and Me  in Jinja. Please see pictures below:

In picture- distribution of relief aid to the mothers at the Mama and Me Centre in Danida-Jinja

In picture- packaging of the relief aid products at SEECHILD centre in Bunamwaya to be given to the SEECHILD beneficiaries and their families

All the three organisations ( CHIDEFEA, SEECHILD and MAMA AND ME ASSOCIATION) are thanking their donor partners together with Tusaidiane Uganda for the endless help that they always receive from them.

KACHICA DORMITORIES COMPLETED

On Friday, the 6th of August 2021, The Chairman and Administrator of the Tusaidiane Trust went to Kamuli Trading Centre in Rakai District to ultimately monitor and supervise the construction works of “Haumba Construction Services and Transporters” at Kamuli Child Care Nursery and Primary School. 

The school is so beautiful! A lot of work has been done and the girl’s and boy’s dormitories are now ready. The Management, staff,  and entire community of Kamuli Child Care Nursery and Primary School is grateful to the donors; Stitching Mirembe, Tusaidiane Uganda and all partners for supporting the construction of the school.

Please see a detailed report o below. 

20210809 Picture Report of KACHICA Dormitories

 

therapy report AND other activities AT SDCG

Tusaidiane Uganda partnered with Support Disabled Children Ggaba (SDCG) to provide therapy support to the special needs children at the Centre. The support included providing funds for buying therapy equipment and paying the salaries of the physiotherapist and speech therapist.

 As a result of the services given, the children are now healthier and happier with improved speech and movements.

SDCG would like to thank  the donors (Ms. Marijke de De Kleijnde Vrankrijker and Mr. Kees Ebskamp together with their KSV-1961 friends of Wageningen University) for their generous contribution.  They are also grateful to Tusaidiane Uganda for intervening on their behalf and coordinating the support. 

Please see a detailed report below of the different activities and the children including  the physiotherapy and speech therapy.

20210805 SDCG THERAPY REPORT

LOCKDOWN DeePENS HUNGER CRISIS AMONG THE NEEDY

On the 19th June 2021, the president of Uganda,  H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa announced that the country would go into another lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. To this effect, infections and deaths have since reduced but the consequences of this lockdown are far reaching as they continue to plague the vulnerable communities in the rural and urban areas. So many vulnerable households have to a skip meal during the day or in extreme conditions go to bed without eating.

While the government launched a Relief Fund and promised to give UGX 100.000 to all the needy people, it is now 21 days into the lockdown and this money has not yet been received by the majority of the people. This means that even with this relief package, many people will be left out of this entitlement.

TUL beneficiaries have expressed the added vulnerability faced by them, especially in ensuring nutritious meals for their children in the absence of schools because they are closed. Moreover, for many people, household income has also reduced due to the fact that they are not working. This calls for the urgent intervention for the TUL beneficiaries by Tusaidiane Uganda, The Tusaidiane Trust and other partners to support these vulnerable people and save their lives.

Tusaidiane Uganda is working and appealing to all donors and partners to help them provide relief aid to the TUL beneficiaries. 

K4c HOME LEARNING PROJECT WITH Tusaidiane ends successfully!

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 KACHICA MAIN HALL AND KITCHEN IS READY!

On Thursday, 20th May 2021, the Inspection Team of Tusaidiane Uganda visited Kamuli Child Care Nursery and Primary School, to look to the quality of work for the kitchen and Main Hall and, additionally look to the progress of work for the construction of the girl’s and boy’s dormitories. 

The team was taken around for the inspection tour by one of the school Directors, Mrs. Josephine Kalanzi and Engineer Ibrahim Haumba. The quality of work done by the engineer is very OK and Kamuli Child Care is becoming a very beautiful school with happy and delighted community members.  The  Main Hall and Kitchen form a coherent unit which can be accessed via a ramp using a wheel chair or through steps. The Main Hall has different functions: dining hall, meeting hall and theatre stage for performances. The kitchen is spacious and well done with sufficient rain water harvesting.  Accommodated here also, is a school canteen.

The girl’s and boy’s dormitories are being  built concurrently and are progressing well. Also notably is the quality of work for the construction of the classrooms.

The school is indeed beautiful! The Management of KACHICA together with the community (parents and children) are very grateful to their partners of Tusaidiane Uganda, Tusaidiane Trust, Stichting Mirembe  and Stichting Wilde Ganzen for the generous contribution towards the development of their Community School project.

Please, see attached pictorial report.

20210524 INSPECTION REPORT KACHICA AP20 – KITCHEN AND MAN HALL