With profound sadness, Tusaidiane Uganda announces the death of two of our major friends and donors from the Netherlands.
- Mr. Sibren Geert Hovenkamp, born 1 April 1932 and died on the 3rd September 2020. Mr. Sibren will be remembered for his remarkable contribution towards the Tusaidiane water projects in Uganda. He was a committed partner of TUL for four years. We convey our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends.
- Sister Maria Theodosia. (Cornelia Everdina Visser), member of the Franciscan sisters of the congregation “Alles voor Allen” in Breda, NL. She was born on the 27 January 1927 and died on the 15 September 2020. She worked at Rubya hospital in Tanzania from 1964 to 2002 as a nurse “…providing care and transferring knowledge and skills to the people of Africa…” Being a member of the sisters of Breda, Sr. Theodosia will be remembered for her tireless and remarkable efforts towards Rubya hospital and for her contribution towards the Rubya Hospital Solar project. TUL is offering the Project Management for this hospital solar project and two others in Uganda on request of the sisters. Our condolences go to the Congregation of “Alles voor Allen” in Breda, Netherlands. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Farewell thee our dear friends…till we meet again!
Through Stitching Mama and Me, NL, Tusaidiane Uganda procured new office equipment including a printer, laptop, external storage among others for Mama and Me Day care Centre in Jinja. Previously at the Centre, dealing with administrative work was hectic with many delays and extra transport costs to travel to the city center for implementation. The old computer at the Centre was out dated and not supported by up the current computer software. They also could not print, scan or copy a document and lacked internet facilities making communication rather hard.
After the new installations, the situation has now improved. The equipment will help them with office work. The administrators are also going to help the children at home by printing for them some assignments from school which will help them to cope with the current trend of learning other than sitting idle at home as a result of the corona lock down crisis.
Mama and Me Uganda is grateful to their partners of Stichting Mama and M, NL and Tusaidiane Uganda for their support towards the Centre. Mama and Me is working with the objective to empower young mothers for a better future socially and financially so that they can look after their children (0-5years) for the time they are with them at Centre. The mothers include stay home mothers, working mothers and baby sitters.
Greetings from Tusaidiane Uganda and welcome to the second half of the year!. We would like to thank all our partners for your contribution towards the projects of TUL. So far, 2020 has been a year of different experiences. With the corona virus disease and lock-down crisis, most businesses have been affected, failing to achieve the set targets. A different world where we have to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) such as regular hand-washing, wearing a mask and social distancing awaits us in order to stay safe and healthy. Best wishes to all our partners as they try to embrace the new normal and fight this global pandemic.
From Tusaidiane, we are still committed to better service delivery and strengthening of our partnerships. Featured in the picture above is the new buildings of the Kamuli Child Care Nursery and Primary School.
Please find attached the TUL Annual report 2019 and Action Plan 2020 plus the Strategy 2020.
20200430 TUL Annual Report 2019 and Action Plan 2020 20200430 TUL Strategy 2020
On the 20 March 2020, the Government of Uganda issued an order for the closure of schools following the outbreak of COVID-19. This left many school-going children befuddled, anxiously waiting for schools to re-open. Additionally, the Government, through its Ministry of Education, came up with guidelines on how to ensure that children are not redundant throughout this period. One of these was through the distribution of self-study learner materials for all school-going children in the country. Every parent was expected to make a copy for their children. However, with the tough lock down measures and lack of money by the parents, many children’s capacity to learn at home became limited because of their inability to access teaching resources like teachers and learner materials.
For a rural school like Kamuli Child Care Nursery and Primary school, where majority of the parents (households) derive their livelihoods from cattle keeping, most of the parents were not able to photocopy the learning materials for their children leaving these less privileged children in dire need of the learning materials.
This led to the intervention of Tusaidiane Uganda and the head teacher of Kamuli Child Care. The school was able to acquire a brand new photocopier as part of the school 2020 action plan funded by Stichting Mirembe and Wilden Ganzen. They are now printing learning materials for their students. The learning materials are distributed by the teachers who also guide and mark the students.
Kamuli Child Care on behalf of all the children and parents is grateful Stichting Mirembe, Wilden Ganzen and Tusaidiane Uganda for the support rendered to them during these pandemic lock-down times. Thank you for your dedication towards the children of Kamuli community.
A successful Water Project
In 2014, Sr. Namukasa the head teacher at St. Mary Immaculate villa Maria embarked on a project to acquire a safe drinking water system from Tusaidiane Uganda for the school and also give access of this water to the community. Before then, the students and community members in the area had a problem of lack of clean and safe drinking water leading to diseases such as typhoid and high expenses for the school for boiling drinking water for the students.
Sr.Namukasa after TUL installation of the drinking water system
It should be noted that with the TUL installation of the water purifier for the school and two taps for community access in 2015, five years down the road, Sr. Namukasa has been recognized as one of the teachers making a difference for her school and the community by the New Vision Uganda. Her water project was one of the considered aspects. Thanks be to Tusaidiane Uganda Limited!. The school now boosts of improved overall health for the students and community at large. Sr. Namukasa has also constructed a 70000 litres water tank to ensure constant supply of water for the school and community. The school is one of the few water clients of Tusaidiane Uganda Limited that is performing well with their water project.
Tusaidiane Uganda is calling upon more schools, institutions and communities to consider installing a water purifier for safe and clean drinking water in order to reap the benefits that come with it such, such as improved health and overall community development. For a water assessment with Tusaidiane Uganda Limited, please call the Managing Director on +256 766402 or contact us on email@example.com.
Congratulations Sr. Namukasa, Congratulations St. Mary Immaculate, Congratulations Tusaidiane Uganda Limited!
Before Covid-19, the women of CHIDEFEA women group were doing great not anticipating anything. Little did they know that the situation could suddenly CHANGE, last long, taking away with it what they had achieved. “The corona virus pandemic inevitably resulted in many negative and long term impacts” for these women.
The women were on lock-down since March. They were not working and had nothing to feed their families. They did not anticipate that the lock-down would last long to reach an extent of utilizing their business capital to feed their families.
They also experienced floods dispersing their businesses and homes and leading to diseases, hunger and starvation.
They were hopeless; their small businesses were gone and Micro credit funds exhausted. This led to the intervention of Tusaidiane Uganda and CHIDEFEA women group leaders to appeal to Stichting Mirembe for support to the women.
Stichting Mirembe agreed to offer relief support to the 45 CHIDEFEA women. So far, 23 women have been supported with food including maize flour, beans, sugar, soap, cooking oil, masks and cash money worth UGX 200.000 to support the women and their families during this crisis.
The women were overwhelmed with the support given to them by Stichting Mirembe and CHIDEFEA. They said that they had never seen a MCF women group that supports women in time of need and sorrow. To them they were indeed one family. Most of them were seen kneeling to thank the donors for their support during this hard and difficult time.
CHIDEFEA women group would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Stichting Mirembe and Tusaidiane Uganda Limited for the financial and emotional support towards their group enabling them to give a helping hand to the women members.