CHEDRA (Community Health, Empowerment, Development and Relief Agency)

To improve on the quality of life of people infected and or affected by HIV and AIDS, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), and People with Disabilities (PWD) through working with the local and international community focusing on Health, Empowerment, Development and Relief.
Feb 26, 2015

Great People Like you Make Great Things Happen in Masaka!

We love you..aha....aha...!
We love you..aha....aha...!

Greetings!

Around the Equator and on the banks of Lake Victoria comes 1,000 plus, plus  greetings from CHEDRA and Bugabira Primary School! I hope that you had a successful 2014, and wish you  a bright 2015. I have to mention this from the word ‘go’ that in 2014 we received marvelous love from many of you. I am humbled to mention that two individuals Roger Tobin and Bonnie Payne of USA have joined hands with you to further make what is contained in here more significant. This report gives an update of what is happening at Bugabira primary school-a school that you have loved with all your heart!  

School Enrollment and academics.

This year has been so busy, we completed with close to 300 children. Among these more than half were in day section and the other part was in boarding section. We hope that the enrollment will even increase this year. Many parents have shown interest to keep their children with us and to bring new ones. The children are happy to be in our school and they look healthy. We have been able to teach our children properly through out the year. We have been able to hold monthly and term examinations depending on the level in which each child is. The general performance is so far so promising. We were able to have 14 candidates who sat for the national primary leaving examinations. This has been great success because this is our pioneer group. The exams were marked and announced by the ministry of Education ,all our children passed in grade 1 and 2. We thank the teachers for teaching tirelessly and you for supporting us to become what we are now.

Using the resources you gave us in 2014, we have been to provide free books, pens, pencils, mathematical sets and uniforms to all children. This would not be possible without your support. In fact, the school made three years on 6th February, but because of the money that you have been giving us, we are growing fast. If it were not for your support, many of these children would be out of school. Thank you many, many, many times. Using the money that you gave us in 2014, we have been able to continue with the construction of the big school building. We want this to be a big multi purpose building. Part of it will be used for classrooms while another part for accommodation and another one will be a main hall. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy good life while here. We have also used part of the funds to construct a birth room for boys. Before your help, girls had a birth room but boys would find it hard to take a birth. Now they are happy, they can bathe any time of the day from a clean place. We were able to purchase several beds, mattresses, blankets and bed sheets. We gave these to children who are much more poor than others that even at home they only sleep on mats. Many of these kids even what to spend the holiday at school because of the good facilities you have provided to them that they cannot access at home. You have been so kind to many families and your love is impacting countless numbers.

Sports

We have trained a good number of these kids in sports especially running and football. In fact, in June 2014, we won the area trophy of primary schools and we were able to represent the sub county at a district level. Our boys are doing well. We need to strengthen the girls team as well. We hope to provide sports items like balls and things of the like. In the near future still, we plan to finish up the big building , continue providing   scholastic materials to all children like we have done this year as a result of your support, award partial scholarships to every first three bright children in each class to encourage them work even harder , continue helping needy families in the best way we can.

Conclusion

We would like to thank you all for your kindness and mercy. I am personally humbled by the way you have always been there for us. The world needs people like you. It is my payer that one time you will physically see, jump with, run with and eat with the children you have supported using your hard earned money. I give you a lot of respect and honor, for you are great parents to the worlds children.

Thank you and we love you all!

 

                                                                                                    

You supported us to complete primary school 2014.
You supported us to complete primary school 2014.
New building from bricks made in 2014.
New building from bricks made in 2014.
With your help,am about to complete primary level.
With your help,am about to complete primary level.
Jul 24, 2014

INCREDIBLE!

You put this smile on us!
You put this smile on us!

 

CHEDRA and Bugabira School supporters, you are so dear to us!

We at CHEDRA would like to thank you for having such kind hearts and for donating to the community though GlobalGiving. Your support is now reaching over 250 children. Amazing!

Impact of Funds from you through GlobalGiving

The impact that your support has is both short and long term. On top of supporting the school to help more pupils, this kind act of donating is building a spirit of determination and love for one another in community. This is what happens here: Whenever we get a donation from you, we tell the children, parents and the community that we received support from kind people that we do not even know by face. What surprises people is the way that people from far away and majority of whom have not been to this community before but commit them to help others. In fact, on top of making a recurring donation, even donating the first time is great! We want to thank you for using you hard earned money to support others in Uganda.

The resultant fact is that some community members have also turned to use their time and energy to help. It is because they have seen you donating even when you are not here. On several occasions, I have seen people bring firewood to school, I have seem those that have brought food and the most precious type of food Uganda-Matooke! This is because at school mainly children eat a type of food called posho made from maize corn but, because they eat this type most of the time , there are kind parents who have said ‘After all a few bunches of Matooke can serve the whole school a meal, I will go to my plantation and give the school kids a great taste today!’A good example in Mr. Mugabi Mansuuli who is the immediate neighbor at the entrance of the school. He has also given sugar canes, mangoes and avocado to the school children many times. There are also others who are as kind as Manisuuli. The donors of GlobalGiving are the Manisuulis’ staying out of Uganda.

Our commitment has been and will be that; Bugabira School shall never turn away pupils from class and will use the available resources  to provide short-term relief to needy children and prepare them for a long term better future.

We love and cherish all of you our great donors. You are transforming our community slowly but surely. At one time, you will realize the fruits of your great love when these children grow up. Thank you again for your donations through Global Giving.

If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions about how best to help people in Masaka, or  about the use of the funds, please contact the Program Coordinator Kigozi Moses at: chedramasaka@gmail.com Tel: +256 776 512 227.

Thank you a thousand times!

Friendly  dance for you. You make us happy!
Friendly dance for you. You make us happy!
You are supporting my school
You are supporting my school
Mar 6, 2014

LITTLE STEPS, BIG IMPACT, AWESOME!

Jesca is excited to be supported by you.
Jesca is excited to be supported by you.

CHEDRA and Bugabira School supporters, you are so dear to us!

We at CHEDRA would like to thank you for having such kind hearts and for donating to the community though global giving. Your support is now reaching over 250 children. Amazing!

Impact of Funds from you through Global Giving

The impact that your support has is both short and long term. On top of supporting the school to help more pupils, This kind act of donating is building a spirit of determination and love for one another in community. This is what happens here: Whenever we get a donation from you, we tell the children, parents and the community that we received support from kind people that we do not even know by face. What surprises people is the way that people from far away and majority of whom have not been to this community before but commit them to help others. In fact, on top of making a recurring donation, even donating the first time is great! We want to thank you for using you hard earned money to support others in Uganda.

The resultant fact is that some community members have also turned to use their time and energy to help. It is because they have seen you donating even when you are not here. At the beginning of the year CHEDRA conducted a community meeting in which we introduced plan for the new Year 2014. One of our major concerns was that we did not have enough dormitories for the children. At the end of the meeting, several people in the community especially youth committed themselves to come to school and make bricks which can be used in construction. Of course we had to pay them but at a subsidized price. One of the hey people involved is Mr. Kayondo, he says he has been helped by many people and therefore is more than wiling to support others. The funds we received have been used to pay for some of the items needed to make bricks like water, grass and firewood. We have plans to finish up the building soon.

The children are happy, today they are sleeping so squeezed but there is hope that in the near future, the school through your support will be in position to have enough facilities for them. This has been possible because of your support.

Our commitment has been and will be that; Bugabira School shall never turn away pupils from class and will use the availed funds to provide short-term relief to needy children and prepare them for a better future.

Thank you again for your donations through Global Giving. We are looking forward to helping more and more children with their guardians. How best do you think we can attract more funding? Do you know any agency that funds children or education so that we can apply?

If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions about how best to help people in Masaka, or  about the use of the funds, please contact the Program Coordinator Kigozi Moses at: chedramasaka@gmail.com Tel: +256 776 512 227.

Thank you many times!

Anna, Winie and Babra smart in school uniforms
Anna, Winie and Babra smart in school uniforms
Bricks to finish the school building.
Bricks to finish the school building.
School construction in progress
School construction in progress

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