MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
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Many of the students at Notre Dame High School come from very poor families. Their parents/guardians are not able to afford to pay school fees, and lack many of the other basics as they do not have a regular source of income.
The school would like to assist these families in setting up small income generating activities of their own. Christopher has been involved with a similar project in the past while working with another organisation in a different area, and it was very successful, providing huge benefits to the families involved.
………Technical support, Fundraising & Networking.
We are building into our development plan strong elements of fundraising,Capacity and institutional management, partnership and networking.
We invite assistance to achieve these goals in a reasonable time frame and to assist us participate more effectively in education, training activities, information acquisition and documentation, data processing systems, communication, laboratory and field research costs, transportation etc.
Nabitende is trying to source tools and equipment within Uganda but is also applying to international NGOs.
Therefore we are looking for other neighbours' stories on customs and clearance practices in Uganda or elsewhere:
1. Do you have experience in clearing donated goods from customs?
2. Is it possible for a CBO to obtain an exemption of custom duties? If so, what is the process of obtaining one like?
3. What costs are involved with custom clearing of donated tools (official and unofficial tariffs!)?
St. Charles Special Needs School is looking for a bus to help get the students to/from school, transport sick children to the hospital, and to take students on educational field trips. Accessible transportation is essential not only for the rehabilitation of the children, but also to promote greater inclusion on the local community and improve disability awareness. If a bus can be secured, this may also increase enrollment at the school. A bus that seats between 22-32, accessible to people with disabilities would be ideal.
The youth in Wakitaka are also involved in Art and Craftwork as mentioned earlier on. They are involved in making beads, cards including seasonal cards, cards about Uganda and Africa etc. The beads are made out of locally available material such as waste paper, clay and jatropha seeds. Glue is also made use of to bind the paper in any form that is desired. They also do modeling out of clay and wood to come up with attractive sculptures. These include for example facial sculptures, birds, pots, bowels etc. They also make tie and die designs that are also attractive.
A medical training program for orphans was started 2-years ago. Bramuel presented this idea to the hospital board members and they sat together to try and determine an appropriate budget to start the program. They found that they would not be able to realistically manage it if they took too many students, so they decided to start with 3 with the requirement that the student must be orphaned-without both parents.
Poverty has enhanced illiteracy in Manyatta slums where there is very high population with low income earners. Many guardians resort to, addicts of illicit brews, a very common business in the area.
Their are very bright children but they cannot go to school due to either complete schoool uniform or inability to pay tuition fee.
YGC admits all Orphans and Vulnerable children with or without uniform.The challenge now is how to maintain the staffs. If we get neighbors who can pay tution fee for this bright and needy children..we are sure the staff will be able to get pay.
EFORDE wish to facilitate public awareness campaigns to sensitize and inspire local people with increased knowledge, skills, positive attitude and enthusiam to engage in sustainable fruit growing and agriculture.