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
The corona crisis has disrupted the way of life worldwide and also in Uganda. People have been staying at home and almost all economic activities were stopped. At home, people were struggling to survive as far as feeding is concerned and also had to adapt to the new normal of social distancing in order to limit the spread of COVID 19 and also remain safe.
Several ways of public relations to warn and instruct the people are widely used and have been developed by our partners abroad. Stichting Mama and Me shared posts in English, Luganda, Acholi and Runyankole. Here is the English version of the corona post from Mama and Me, NL to use and spread (see in picture below).
With the ease of the lockdown, Tusaidiane Uganda is cautioning people to stay safe. TUL is further urging its different partners in Uganda that while going about our activities/business outside our homes, let us be vigilant and take the necessary precautions such as maintaining the appropriate social distance, wear a mask when in public places, stay at home if you have flu or cough, wash our hands regularly with water and soap, use sanitizer if you have access to it and for good respiratory hygiene, always cover the mouth with the elbow whenever you sneeze or cough (the visual images are on the poster above).
Tusaidiane Uganda Limited is grateful to all her partners in the Netherlands and Germany who have offered a helping hand to the beneficiary organizations in Uganda during these tough and strange times.
WHAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2019
Happy New Year every one, I pray that all your wishes be fulfilled.
From Tusaidiane, we are committed to better service delivery and strengthening of our partnerships.
Please find the attached 2018 Annual Report and 2019 strategy.
20181211 TUL Annual Report 2018 Action Plan 2019-
20181211 TUL Annual Report 2018 Action Plan 2019
Sensitization and improvements in the use of safe drinking water
Tusaidiane Uganda (TUL) hosted the 3rd Clean and Safe Drinking Water Workshop on the 25th of January
2018 at St. Kizito Primary School, Kasanga.
The purpose of this workshop was to hold an interactive discussion with all the owners of the water purifiers
to discuss and assess the use of safe drinking water by community members. 51 people attended the workshop.
Participants were grouped into 5 groups where they discussed the challenges and experiences faced by the
different communities regarding safe drinking water on the basis of a number of questions, such as:
Is your Water Board mobilizing the community users?
Are your Community Leaders communicating the message about the benefits of safe drinking water
to the community members? And how are they doing that?
Are you aware about the performance of your community as communicated to you in the attachment
to the invitation letter? Did you discuss your performance with the community leaders? And with the
How much are your community members paying for a jerry-can of 5 litres safe drinking water? And
how much are pupils or students contributing?
Is the contribution sufficient for paying the service fee in full? If not, why not?
Why is my community only using less than 10.000 litres of safe drinking water whereas the rainwater
harvesting tanks installed have a capacity of 40.000 litres? What is your community doing with the
surplus in rainwater harvesting?
Why is my community using only little safe drinking water every 4 months, whereas we have access
to sufficient water for purification for everybody in the community?
Why are the communities of colleagues present in this meeting making better use of the safe
Attached is a detailed report about the workshop and Safe drinking water consumption per category of use
20180131 Workshop Report
20180131 Safe drinking water use per category of use
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR FRALIBI COMMUNITY
The FRALIBI community in Rakai District had the opportunity to get a training in how to make reusable pads using local materials.
The training went on for a week where 55 Students, 10 women from the women group and 10 teachers participated and all got certificates of participation.
They made a total of 204 pads which they shared amongst all the participants at the end.
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The Secretary of Stiching Tusaidiane had a gift of 5 million for Mbirize primary school for the much needed girls latrine. But amazingly the parents had collected the money and built it themselfs. So the gift was given to the school for the boys latrine because they also needed the latrines. Stichting Tusaidiane is very proud to be able to help a community which is so actively working at their own progress.