ABOUT TUSAIDIANE

Board and Management of

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are welcoming you to this website.

Tusaidiane Uganda is an independent organization offering
Advisory and Implementation Services.
It was founded in 2008 on initiative of Tusaidiane of the Netherlands.

Tusaidiane (Kiswahili for “Let’s help each other”)

Started in 2000 as a private initiative foundation in the Netherlands with the aim to financially support small scale community-based projects in Africa.

At the end of 2019 the Tusaidiane Foundation of the Netherlands concluded a cooperation agreement with their partner the Mirembe Foundation of the Netherlands

From the 1st of January 2020 the Mirembe Foundation has taken over the Portfolio of Products of the Tusaidiane Foundation.

Several sponsors of the Tusaidiane Portfolio of Products will continue their sponsorships through the Mirembe Foundation.

Tusaidiane Uganda will continue to implement the Portfolio.

 

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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. According to the media, …by Mid-day July 8, 126, 552 individuals had so far been cleared nationwide to receive the relief package, with only six of these in Nakawa Division, Kampala…” this means that even with the 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.

KIMASA GAINS FROM BULIKIMU KISOBOKA SKILLS TRAINING

Bulikimu kiSoBoka NGO with the support of Stichting KiSoBoka, Netherlands was able to train several unemployed youth and women in various entrepreneurial skills including; liquid soap making, candle making, petroleum jelly making and sanitizer making in the villages of Kitovu, Makenke and Sakabusolo (KIMASA) in Mafubira Sub County, Jinja, Uganda. Over 59 youth and woman benefited from these programs and can now boost of an income especially from the liquid soap and sanitizer making. These are at the moment highly demanded due to the need for people to wash hands regularly and sanitize to stay safe from the corona virus. The market for the candles and petroleum jelly is also readily available in the community.

The trainings were planned and overseen by Tusaidiane Uganda Limited on behalf of the donors. The administrators of Bulikimu KisoBoka NGO have a dream of forming marketing groups from which members can get a commission for every sale made and also learn other marketing skills.

Bulikimu KiSoBoka NGO Uganda together with the beneficiaries are grateful to their partners of KisoBoka Netherlands for the support given and to Tusaidiane Uganda for overseeing the project helping to better the lives of the people in the community of KIMASA, Mafubira Jinja.

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.

RUBANDA SISTERS GET FUNDS TO RENOVATE CONVENT

The Sisters of Breda (CONGRAVA) through The Tusaidiane Trust and Tusaidiane Uganda donated funds to provide sufficient water and renovate the Convent of the Consolers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus-(CSHJ) Congregation. The Congregation is found in the South West of Uganda, 410 kilometres from Kampala at Rubanda, Kabale.

Tusaidiane Uganda, represented by the Managing Director, Sharifa Nabaweesi visited the convent on the 12th May 2021 to look to the progress of the water project and the construction of the Sisters Elderly Home. At the time of the visit, water harvesting was in place and four tanks were installed by the TUL Technician to provide sufficient water. All the pipes, the pump house, tank stand and electricity cables were in place and a water pump to be later installed.

The new Sister’s Elderly Home was ready to be painted, meanwhile all plumbing work on this home was already done and the floor ready for tiling.  Additionally, the Veranda at the Novitiate house was repaired.

The work was tremendous and the place looked beautiful with happier sisters who were thankful to the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters “Alles Voor Allen” in Breda, the Netherlands and Tusaidiane for both the Financial and Technical support that helped to improve their livelihood.

Please view pictorial report

20210517 Rubanda Visit Reoprt

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

SEECHILD MISTC GETS ACCESS TO WATER AND ELECTRICITY

SEECHILD is aiming to construct a (boarding) centre for the disabled (both mentally and physically) children in Mpigi with the assistance of CONGRAVA, Netherlands. Access to water and electricity through the CONGRAVA  trustee in Uganda, the Tusaidiane Trust has already been implemented. CONGRAVA (the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters” Alles Voor Allen” in Breda, the Netherlands), firstly, asked Tusaidiane to conduct a geological assessment. After this survey indicated the spot where to find water, a borehole was drilled and water was channelled to different distribution points.  Currently, the construction of the fence and the security guard’s house is on going.

In the picture above, the tank on this stand acts as the main water reservoir and distributes water to the whole compound by gravity

Below is a video showing the drilling process and a lot of clean water found at the identified spot.

Tusaidiane and SEECHILD Management like to thank the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters” Alles Voor Allen” in Breda, the Netherlands for funding these project activities.

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