Hi, we are grateful for the continued support you are sending to the Mountains of Hope orphanage. Last year your contributions lead to the roofing of the roof, making of the doors and windows for the building, this year we are plastering and painting up the whole building, that is our focus of the year and we have set a target by the end of July to have fully furnished the building. Furnishing this building will cost $6000.
Also last year we managed to take these children out for Christmas party at Freedom city, they had a wonderful day and meals at the kids park.
This month we are setting up a computer training center and internet café for training youth on computer and internet usage. Many youth will be able to use the service and gain many skills, they will do research and thus improve their local businesses.
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I have just been visiting the building project, the engineers are busy making burglar proof metalic doors and windows and next month we will be fixing them on, the work is going on and progressively the house is nearing completion. Your recent donations have already paid for that so no worries.
We are now remaining with plastering and flooring, we are praying for $1000 provision this month and it will be done.
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But we encourage you to get donations in early, because matching funds will run out before the end of the day.We need about $ 1000 in these last few hours to reach our goal. Just imagine your donation multiplying by 30%Can we do it? I believe so.
And you only have a few hours left to make sure children in Uganda get a good accomodation and survive and live life to its fullness.
Only a few hours left to give a child a gift of life. Will we meet our goal? I’m counting on you!
We are happy to note down the little progress on some of the activities we carried out, failed and learnt lessons to inform our planning.
In the community we work, we are constructing a home for 50 kids, by November this year we will be putting up metalic windows and doors, we are doing all these because we want our children to be protected from harm and or abuse, in our community there are over 200 needy children living in 500 households, 80% of the children are abused and the very abusers are sometimes their own parents, we carried out several other sensitizations in our community to curb child abuse, in carrying out these activities during this quarter, Mountains of Hope carried out a mini survey on child protection issues to assess the cases of child abuse in relation to the reported ones, it was learnt that data on child abuse cases reported by community during child protection meetings varied with the police report in terms of figures and information.
Mountains of Hope used to rely on the reports of the village/community meetings alone, it was difficult to follow up on some cases with the police as the police was not aware of some cases we were following up, we discovered that these lower level cases were solved by the community locally without reaching police, this hampered the follow up process, a case in point is where a school girl that was defiled in one of the communities was not reported to police and none of the authorities neither our staff knew about it but the community was aware about it, the case was handled locally by the parents of the victim and those of the defiler who later on were not willing to release information on how it went about.
Mountains of Hope in an attempt to make its monitoring systems stronger leant that there was a weak partnership and linkages among agencies involved in Child protection including Mountains of Hope. A partner’s meet up was organized and systems availed for who does what? What resources are needed? When? And How?
So far in this new partnership, our project has been assigned the duty of mobilizing sensitization community meetings on child protection issues in the community as the police child protection and welfare office does the sensitizations.
This has eased provision of information as our project can easily get the right data from police office other than relying on the data provided by only the village committees, this information derived from the police helps to inform our planning process in the community we work, this has enabled us to target the activities that are beneficial to our community, a case in point is when we planned for the provision of sanitary pads to 50 school girls after a thorough sensitization carried out by the Mpigi District Health Officer and Police Child protection officer with facilitation from Mountains of Hope with Globalgiving donors.
Thanks for your continued support, now the old has gone and the New has come!we have got anew song now, the old song "we want to roof" has gone, and the new song is now the "roof is on"!
"We must thank you very much for your help"-James-Project leader
"I had lost hope in roofing the home, I thought it was awrong project, I have proved it was a right venture"-Jimmy Executive board chairman
We are now embarking on fundraising for the doors, windows, plastering and cementing, once we have done all these, we will be ready to shift in the New Home, we are also planning to put tiles, electrical wiring and plumbing work, we welcome any building materials in kind if any.
We will keep updating you on ongoing progress
Thank you once again for your help, we have raise the roof, we have already put on the timber, with your donation, we were able to purchase timber, roofing nails and pay for labour, we are also trying fundraising elsewhere for the iron sheets, we are already receiving some money for the remaining iron sheets, by July 1st this year am sure we will have put on all the iron sheets.
It has not been easy though to reach this level, "right now it has started shinning (dry season) and we are worried timber might get spoilt, pray with us that we get all this donations in before the timber bends" James-Project leader.
All pictures will be posted here by July when we are done with the roofing.
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