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
In March 2020, the Government of Uganda followed other countries around the world and imposed a total lockdown on the entire country and this also included all schools and learning institutions. As an effect, the entire country was economically hit hard by the lockdown conditions on businesses finding it hard to make a living because they were not working. Unfortunately, students were very much affected because only finalists were allowed to start school in October. The rest of the classes have remained closed for 9 months now exposing them to many risks such as un wanted pregnancies, loitering, early marriages, dropping out of school among others.
The lockdown led to the intervention of Knowledge for Children (K4C), Masaka by coming up with a proposal on supporting communities to mitigate the effects of COVID 19 in Lwengo district to CONGRAVA, Netherlands. CONGRAVA asked The Tusaidiane Trust who hired Tusaidiane Uganda to assess the validity of the project. Tusaidiane Uganda visited Knowledge for Children in Soweto-Masaka and one of their on-going projects at Kagganda Village and reported it a viable and worthwhile project . CONGRAVA made a donation/gift of USD 50.000 to implement the project of Knowledge for Children through the Tusaidiane Trust and Tusaidiane Uganda.
The project started immediately and Knowledge for Children has reported to TUL that it is working well. The project has been implemented in 3 new villages to make 4 villages now where the project is running. Two villages are in Kingo Sub County, while 2 are in Kisseka Sub County. The local leaders i.e. CDOs of both Sub Counties and chairpersons LC 1 are all very supportive towards the project. Sessions with children and adults are going on well and both parents and children are participating actively. This week, the first cycle of activities will be completed. So far,
- 127 children have been supported with holiday package
- 31 families have each been given a bar of soap
- 3 mobile library boxes with 300 readers have been given to the community
Knowledge for Children is working with the vision to Improve education and social well-being in Uganda by promoting meaningful participation of all stakeholders and it has changed many lives for both the children and parents in the villages where they operate. The beneficiaries of the project and K4C are grateful to CONGRAVA, The Tusaidiane Trust and Tusaidiane Uganda for their contribution towards improving access and quality education during the 2020-2021 lockdown of schools in Uganda.
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
Greetings from Tusaidiane Uganda. We hope that you had wonderful Christmas holidays and welcome to the New year 2021! We would like to thank all our partners for your contribution towards the projects of TUL. 2020 was a year of different experiences. With the COVID 19 disease and lock-down crisis, schools were closed and most businesses were affected. A different world where we had to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) was introduced world over in order to stay safe and healthy. We pray that 2021 will be a better year and hope for a vaccine so that everything can go back to normal. We would like to wish our partners a wonderful 2021.
From Tusaidiane, we are still committed to better service delivery and strengthening of our partnerships. Featured in the picture above is one of the buildings of the recently completed renovation and repainting of St. Francis Little Birds Nursery and Primary School, Mannya in Rakai.
Please find attached the TUL Annual report 2020, Action Plan 2021 and strategy 2021.
In this year 2020, following the corona lockdown on schools, Tusaidiane Uganda through their Book Fund targeted 5 schools and a learning centre for the disabled. The schools were spread around the country. TUL received applications from these schools for textbooks, learning materials, music instruments and printers to help the teachers go door to door to teach their students and distribute learning materials to the children who are currently at home. Four schools have already received their text books and learning materials.
On Friday 18th 12 2020 and Monday 21st 12.2020, a team from Tusaidiane Uganda visited Support Disabled Children Ggaba (learning centre for the disabled) and Mirembe Infant School, Bulenga respectively for delivering the donations. The learning centre for the disabled received music instruments which made the children very excited with the donation. Mirembe Infant School received music instruments and textbooks and they were also grateful.
Mirembe Infant School receives their books and music instruments from a TUL representative
Both beneficiaries extend their gratitude to Tusaidiane Uganda and remark that the donations will help to improve learning for the students and wellbeing of the disabled children. Tusaidiane Uganda is grateful to their sponsors Stichting Mirembe and Congrava, Netherlands for enabling them extend a helping hand to the beneficiaries.
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