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.
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
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
Usage of water went down tremendously after the closure of schools in March due to the pandemic. Consumption was extremely low! When the president re-opened schools for student finalists (primary seven, senior four and six students) in October, the students started again to consume the safe drinking water, and usage went up. During our final routine water service round (2020), only 37 clients who had cleared all their service dues were eligible for this water service. Five of these were however out of order and 5 have no metre. Thirty-two clients were not serviced due to non-payment. Before the pandemic, clients used 1.4 million litres of water in 6 months and this usage went down to 453.000 litres for the six months during the pandemic. We hope that in 2021 when schools are re-opened, water usage will stabilise/ rise again. Tusaidiane Uganda Limited through the intervention of the Tusaidiane Trust and donors, will give back to clients who have previously paid all their service dues promptly (37 clients), by offering them free water service for the year 2021 as a way of mitigating the negative financial effects of the Corona lock down pandemic on schools. Clients who have not paid their previous service dues are encouraged to clear their balances so as to be eligible for the free 2021 water service.
TUL would like to thank CONGRAVA and the Tusaidiane Trust for funding this water service project. We are also grateful to the water clients who duly pay their service fees and are still committed to serving you.
For the relation between Tusaidiane Uganda and the Tusaidiane Trust, see the Annual Report 2020 under “Partners in Uganda and abroad” on page 3-4…20210106 Annual report 2020 and action Plan 2021 final
On the 9 November 2020, MD, Sharifa Nabaweesi together with the Chairman Board of Tusaidiane Uganda, Mr. Kees Ebskamp visited Kamuli Child Care Nursery and Primary School for supervision of the construction works that are going on at the school in relation to the KACHICA Action Plan 2020. The construction of the three classrooms is progressing and preparations for the playing/sports field are under way.
The Management of KACHICA is grateful to Tusaidiane Uganda, for the tireless work done towards realising the School Development Plan 2017-2021. They are also grateful to the donor partners of Stichting Mirembe and Wilde Geese, Netherlands for funding their Action Plan 2020.
For more details, please see attached picture report
20201112 Status Implementation KACHICA Action Plan 2020
After a period of 7months lockdown on schools, the President of Uganda re-opened schools for all student finalists across the country on the 15th October 2020 with special guidelines and standard operating procedures that had to be fulfilled and checked by the Ministry before receiving a special certificate to warrant re-opening. The new Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) for schools include, every school forming a Coronavirus taskforce, daily and timely screening of temperatures of learners, compulsory wearing of face masks by both learners and teachers. The Ministry also wants the creation of isolations rooms at every school, daily disinfection of classroom floors, walls, furniture, toilets using soap and water, restricted access to schools and screening done at school gates. They have set up other SOPs like creation of adequate spaces at schools to accommodate recommended distance, single beds for one student, and keeping 2 meters between beds among others.
However, the SOPs have attracted negative reactions from the Heads of Schools across the Country who pointed out the fact that implementation will be hard or close to impossible because of the failure of government to provide money. One of the key concerns is the continuous hand washing that requires constant supply of water which is lacking in most rural areas. This led to the intervention of Tusaidiane Uganda and the head teachers of St. Francis Little Birds and Kamuli Child Care to apply for funding for buying the requirements from their sponsors and both requests were granted.
SFLBNP and Kamuli Child Care, Rakai bought among other items; temperature guns, jerry cans for handwashing, sanitiser, soap and the advantage is that flowing water is readily available at the schools. Primary seven students can now happily study at both schools without being worried about catching the virus. The students were also sensitized about being vigilant to use the new facilities. The parents and administration of SFLBNP and Kamuli Child Care are grateful to TUL and their sponsors in Marburg and The Netherlands for funding their schools to buy all the necessary requirements for school re-opening and enable their children to study safely at school.
20201018 Report on re-opening St Francis and Kamuli Childcare