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
With the intervention of Tusaidiane Uganda and the headteacher of St. Francis Little birds Nursery and Primary School, the development partners of St.Francis in Marburg Germany offered funds to aid the relief efforts including food and salaries for teachers. The objective under this initiative was to prevent starvation, malnutrition, improve hygiene at family level as well as uplift the economic well-being of teachers.
On 18th of April Tusaidiane undertook the initiative to procure relief items (soap, cooking oil, beans, and maize flour). A staff member of the TUL drove and delivered the items to the taskforce in Mannya community.
As part of the distribution exercise,the task force took time to sensitize the people on how to stay safe through guidelines given by the WHO; social distancing, frequent washing of hands and as a precautionary measure, contact the relevant health workers as soon as they suspect any case of COVID 19. The families that received support constitute of 8 to 10 members.
“I did not know how i was going to feed my family for the next few days and therefore I’m extremely grateful for your support,” said Miss Betty Nabakooza, a parent of Namuli Sylivia who explained that as a farmer, she had already sold her produce pre-Covid and therefore had no source of income during the lock-down.
The plight of many other families that received the relief items was no different, they could not implement some of the WHO guidelines simply because they lacked basic amenities like soap. In a nutshell, the relief items went a long way in ensuring that lives were saved through the generous contributions of our development partners.
Sincere gratitude and appreciation goes to the partners of St. Francis Little Birds i.e. St Francis Rakai Initiative Marburg, Tusaidiane Uganda and Stichting Mirembe for all the support rendered to the people of Mannya community.
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
On 15th of April Dr.Blomeijer, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, commissioned the new structures of St Francis Little Birds Nursery & Primary school in Mannya in Rakai district.
St Francis Little Birds is an initiative of FRALIBI community and founded to serve in particular orphans and vulnerable children.
The Financing of the new structures has been jointly undertaken by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the citizens of Amöneburg in Germany, the students of Wittelsberger Gymnasium in München and many other sponsors of St Francis- Rakai – Initiative Marburg e.V. (SFRIM) and Mirembe Foundation in the Netherlands.
FRALIBI, SFRIM and Mirembe are dreaming that the FRALIBI Community and school will be financially self-supporting by 2020.
Find the attached report.
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WE MET ALL OUR TARGETS
By the start of the academic year on the 22 of February 2016 all the BMZ/SFRIM buildings were ready for use and all additional Marburg buildings are nearly complited
The German Ambassador to Uganda will do us the honour of offically opening the buildings on the 15th of April.
Attached is the 6th Progress Report.
Sixth Progress Report FRALIBI Construction
With the new constructions you can hardly recognize the school any more. As the new academic year is soon starting the young ones will have a very nice room where to stay and the primary seven pupils will have good sleeping dormitories .
Attached is the 5th Progress Report.
FRALIBI PROGRESS REPORT 5