Help sustaining the children of Wambaale

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In order to sustain both children and the community of Wambaale, William has proposed to start an adoption plan for children.

This is a brand new action needed, therefore I hope you will all take part in the process of its achievement.

As everyone is happy with the changes to the sponsorship doc, I have updated it to make all the changes and it is attached in PDF format. If anyone spots any problems, please let me know.

I will ask Pim to add the PDF and Word versions to Resources.

Mary

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I printed out the text only version of the list of children. William please let me know if I am missing any info. Thanks Mary!

The revised Sponsorship doc looks great. Good work. I was wondering if there are any more resources for me to read up on the current living conditions in Wambaale. I'm speaking more specific like their day to day schedules, basic needs, water conditions, etc. I feel like I want to understand so much more but I'm not sure where to go for the detailed info. Any suggestions are welcome.....
Jennifer

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The new sponsorship document changes look really great! I am going to send the document to my grandmother in Canada. She is actively involved with her church, I am going to see if there is a possibilty to get them to partner up and sponsor them! That would be great. I am going to be going to Western Union on Monday to send my sponsorship money along. When I get the child's name I am going to be sending some little gifts for the child and their friends.

William, is there anything else you need to be done right now. I have some time to do some projects or whatever you may need. I was away for a little while for work, but am back now.

Amanda

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Kitetika village
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/index.php?villageid=477
are setting up a poulty keeping business to raise income to care for orphans.

William, I don't know exactly where they are, but the info on their village says they are in Wakiso district so I am assuming they must be relatively close to Wambaale?

I am not actually suggesting that Wambaale should set up a poultry business - that may be too much local competition, but that you may be able to learn from their ideas about supporting orphans via creating a small local business.

I know this isn't really part of the current action which is to find sponsors, but may prove to be a better long-term solution so is something that may be worth considering at some point fairly soon.

Jennifer - there is a little more info on Wambaale under Stories and Photos but I suspect you have already read that?

Mary

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Dear all neigbhours.
I will like to show you the list of some needy children . You are free to select the child you want to assist i will provide more information accordingly.
Thanks.
William
Wambaale Local respresentative.

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Dear Jennifer,
Mare information can be received from our stories. photo and documents as Mary stated.
Yes Mary Kitetika is in Wakiso arround 38 miles from Wambale i can try to contact them and know their process. Mary a small local business is important but how to start.
Amanda Thank for all services and contributions you are rendering to Wambaale community. What you can do right now is to look for more individual sponsor and they can select from the few children i have posted.

William

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Hi William

I can read your Word doc this time! I will ask Pim to add it to resources.

It is good to hear that Kitetika and Wambaale are relatively close together - it is always helpful to share ideas between places with similar needs.

On the subject of starting a business, I found this doc a while ago for Kiliba village and thought you might be interested too...

Beyond Fees - A Guide to Income Generation in schools
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/index.php?villageid=174&rm...

It is a fairly basic guide but does provide some ideas about what to think about and what the process is for setting up a school-based business. Not sure if this is exactly what you would want to do but it may be helpful.

It came from Teach A Man To Fish - http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk/ - an organisation who are focused on schools which provide agricultural traning, but the site also contains quite a lot of general information about how to make schools self-sufficient.

We already have three unrelated actions going on so not sure this is something you can do via Nabuur at the moment. As we don't have a facilitator, your best bet would be to discuss that with Nabuur staff.

Mary

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Pim has added the sponsorship doc (in Word and PDF format) and William's list of children requiring sponsorship to Resources.

To access them, click on the View Resources link just above the posts in this action.

Mary

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Hi Mary and William,
I have already read the stories and looked at the photos on Wambaale. I still feel like I want to know more so I can gain a better understanding of the situation. If you have any ideas let me know.

Also, I was wondering what you thought about adding some details about Nabuur.com or the Multi-Approach for Rural Development on the sponsorship doc. I was talking to some friends about sponsoring a child and they had some questions regarding the overseeing of issues, funds, etc. I said they should check out Nabuur.com but maybe we should add something in writing to support our request so people will feel that their funds will go directly to helping the children. Unless they have been on Nabuur.com it is a little difficult for them to feel comfortable. What do you all think?

One more thing.....William I was wondering if you would like me to start compiling a doc that shows what sponsor is connected to what child and their date they made payment. That way just before the year is up we can contact the sponsor and see if they would like to contiue sponsorship. I would need the sponsors email address and mailing address as well as which child they are sponsoring. Let me know.
Jennifer

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Hi Jennifer

Adding brief details of Nabuur and/or Wambaale Multi Approach sounds like a good idea.

William - do you have any info on your organisation that we can add? Brief details of what you do etc, and your registration number would be helpful too as it shows you are official.

Mary

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Dear Neighbours,

I am so happy to be back in Wambaale and also have an opportunity to contribute again!! I took on another assignment that has had be literally on my feet for the past few months, but luckily I am back now...

And very proud of the progress Wambaale has made!! May I add to the on-going discussion and my two cents about the thinking on income generating activities that would help build a more sustainable approach for the children at Wambaale.

Its great that they are now better fit to attend primary but what about further education? Or links to future options? My thoughts on this is as we proceed with sponsoring the children we also look for ways/approaches to really build Wambaale.

I am so impressed by the progress I am thinking of sponsoring a child myself as well as visiting the school in the new future - its just a town away anyway... William?

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Hi Daphne

Welcome back!

As you are fairly close to Wambaale it sounds like a great idea if you can visit the school and work together with William on any ideas you have for either short-term or longer-term solutions.

Are you aware of any organisations in Uganda who may be able to help with sponsoring the children?

Mary

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Hi All,
I have found sponsors for 4 more children. William please let me know if you would like me to start a sponsorship doc showing the child and sponsor as well as the start date of sponsorship. I would need the sponsors name, email address and mailing address. I could contact the sponsors after a year to see if they would like to continue sponsoring their child, etc...
Jennifer

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Thanks, Mary. It does feel good to be back.

I am currenlty not aware of any organisations in Uganda that sponsor children through school in a normal cycle/program.

Its been my observation that its more common for individuals and/or communities and this also is usually done in an ad-hoc way. Hence my need to have more sustainable ways that communities/schools can raise the funds needed to sustain the children through school.

Daphne

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Thanks Daphne

So from a sponsorship point of view it sounds as though Jennifer, Amanda and others should continue doing what they are doing i.e. searching for sponsors.

As to your thoughts on sustainability, I agree with you that it would make sense for the school to investigate ways of generating income etc to make itself as self-suffient as possible. This is what they are aiming to do in Kitetika village (and others).

That is something that William would need to discuss with his organisation and the school. Maybe with input from you if they would like that, and you have the experience and are willing and able to help them directly

As to if/when that would become an action on here - that I don't know. It would depend firstly on what William wishes to do, and would also probably have to wait until the village has a new facilitator.

Another question - is there any chance of the school getting government support and becoming part of the main school system? William, any thoughts on this?

William

Jennifer suggested that we should update our sponsorship doc to include a little about your organisation and what it does and maybe some brief info on Nabuur too. Are you able to provide us details of your org?

Mary

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