Humanity Healing International

Humanity Healing International is a humanitarian, nonpolitical, nondenominational spiritual organization promoting Spiritual Activism as a means to foster Healing for communities around the world. Our Mission is to seek out and identify specific projects worldwide and to implement definable and sustainable solutions. Our initiatives are not broad mandates, but targeted undertakings created to restore Hope in the lives of children and communities that have lost it.
Mar 26, 2012

HHI Helps Insure Regional Food Security

Cassava Project - Vocational Training Center
Cassava Project - Vocational Training Center

Humanity Healing International is excited to share the good news from our vocational training / model farm project located at Future Victory School in Uganda.  This report is shared by Wilson Ngobi, the Administrative Director of the school.

Cassava Project

The people of Bakusekamajja Women’s Group that received a donation of Cassava Cuttings from Humanity Healing International in the year 2009 has great pleasure and overwhelmingly happy to announce to the above organization and its supporters about its success stories of their project.

  • The group expanded the field without harvesting the Cassava in mid-2010 much as the first harvest could have been registered then. The reason was to use the cuttings that had already grown at least 2 cuttings per each plant to extend the size of the garden. After increasing the size of the field from about 2 hectares, the garden has grown to 5 hectares (approximately 12 ½ acres).
  • Because this is a community garden that helps all mothers of the community to have enough food in their homes with their children, every household participating was donated in early January 2012 100 pieces of Cassava cuttings, which is enough to cover 1 hectare (approximately 2 ½ acres) of land for every home.
  • A total of 37 homes received the cuttings which, if all put into their respective use and purpose, we now project that 37 hectares (approximately 91 ½ acres) of cassava will be planted and harvested in the entire community of Bugaya Zone, Kiwungu Village in Kamuli District.
  • At Future Victory School, our current 5 hectares grown from the original donation from Humanity Healing International will continue to be maintained as a Model Farm where cuttings will be produced for future and further community support.
  • Recent efforts have included the importance of polyculture, or growing multiple types of crops in the same area. For example, in every hectare of cassava planted, farmers can as well plant beans in the same field as the beans are likely to be harvested within 2-3 months while cassava takes between 6-10 months before harvest. With the money generated from this last harvest, every household received, in addition to the cassava cuttings, 5 kgs of beans to be planted in the same fields as the cassava.

The Model Farm section of the Vocational Training Center at Future Victory School continues to be a resounding success.  From the original 2 hectares of an improved strain of cassava developed for the region, the fields at FVS have grown to 5 hectares with another 32 hectares in the local community of multi-crop plantings, greatly increasing food security in the region.  Just as important as learning the skills involved in farming, the children in the program learn the importance of community service and helping others.

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Jan 12, 2012

First Shipment of Pad Kits to Uganda

Dear Friends,

We are excited to share that the first shipment of Pad Kits has been sent to Uganda.  I am attaching some pictures to show you what they look like and what they include.  These will be given to the first group of girls as well as used as a physical model.

Our Gratitude to Dea Viola of the Baby Flamingo Co for the design and manufacture of the kits.  Our goal was to design a kit that was both simple and inexpensive to make and could be easily reproduced with locally available materials.

We would also like to thank you for your support.  Our project here on GlobalGiving is off to a good start.  Our next step will be to purchase some treadle-type sewing machines and begin to teach the girls in the vocational program at Future Victory School rudimentary sewing skills.

With Gratitude,

Christopher Buck

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Jan 12, 2012

All work and no play...

Soccer Balls for FVS
Soccer Balls for FVS

Hi,

This is just a quick report to share with you that we sent the children at the Vocational Training Center a shipment of soccer balls for their recreation time. Soccer is a great passion in Uganda and all of Africa.  When we learned that the children's request for Christmas was a new ball, we pitched in to send them a case of 25, along with a ball pump.

Although this report is not specifically about an aspect about the work being done at the Vocational Training Center, we do believe in a holistic approach to education, and structured physical activity is an important part of a child's development.  And besides, there is that old adage about, "All work and no play...."

On another note, we have opened a new project on GlobalGiving that will expand the Vocational Training Center to include other skills besides the Model Farm and Livestock Management.  We will be teaching seamstress skills as well.  Please visit "Keep 1000 Ugandan Girls in School" at http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/pads-for-schoolgirls to connect with and read more about this project.  We hope you will join us there as well.

Much Metta,

Christopher Buck

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