I send warm greetings to all our friends, well wishers and donors. It has been a while since we were in touch with you. I am glad i finally have an opportunity and ability to communicate to you all.
The last 5 months or so have been challenging interms of providing logistics and supplies for the project. We had no option but to scale down on some operations and expenses so as to remain focused on the core activities of the project.
The good news however, is that we have somehow mananged to come this far and are steadily closing in to the end of the year. Despite the challenges we have encountered in 2015, we have on the other hand registered significant progress.
The children continue to attend school and are currently preparing for the end of year promotional examinations. I hope and pray that they will all make it to the next class in 2016. Although we have had funding gaps, we have managed to clear school fees for the children uptodate save for one (James) who still has an outstanding in his old Primary school from last year.
The supplies for the different requirements to maintain the home have also been kept steadily flowing but we still have some outstanding balances. The implication here is that, for us to continue supporting the children, who in everyway possible still need our help and support, we request for your continued support. The project is still on going and we appreciate and welcome continued support from our friends, well wishers and donors.
My request is that you continue to extend support to the project as we continue to provide for and shape these childrens' future. The Foundation is forever grateful for your support.
Jun 8, 2015
So far So Good - 2015
By Andrew Martin Niwagaba - Project leader
I send a word of greetings to all our friends, well wishers and donors. It has beena while since the last report and it is amazing how the year is flying very fast.
I am happy to report that the children are back to school for their 2nd term having successfully competed their first school term and holidays.
The supplies for the children have been steadily coming in courtsey of or Executive Director who has made individual donations where we have had funding gaps.
The Foundation has not yet cleared the childrens' school fees for this term BUT we are in talks with the different school authourities and hopefully we will have the fees cleared soon.
Other than that, the children still need your help and support. They do not require much really and in anycase, we are providing the basics. We request for your continued support as we continue to shape these childrens' future.
The Foundation is grateful for all you do for us. Keep it Up
Feb 23, 2015
Promising Year 2015
By Andrew Martin Niwagaba - Executive Director
Yes, 2015 is a promising year and it has began on a high! I could never have asked for anything better after a long hard year 2014. 2014 was one of the toughest years in the history of Ngoma Aid Foundation. We had to move to a new home after so many years of not moving, could hardly put food on the table for the children on some occasions, accumulated a big outstanding school fees balance and we were constantly in debt for most of the year to the point that we carried some of the debts forward to 2015. It is the same 2014 that we did not get a single disbursement from Global Giving Foundation. Yes it was a tough year.
The past is certainly behind us now and we are hoping that 2015 will be a much better year with your support. We are begining to settle in our new home although much more needs to be done so as to have it to the level that we want. The children have all reported back to their respective schools. I am happy to report that Krishna, Gladys, James and Anita excelled in the 2014 Primary Leaving Examinations and have now joined boarding school for their secondary education. Anifa has completed her Teacher training and has gotten temporary placement in one of the local Primary Schools. The other children were promoted to the next class apart from AnnaMary given that she is still adjusting and having to fit into the urban setting having spent most of her time in a rural area. The standards do not match in almost every aspect of life but we are hopeful that she will excel this year.
Despite the promising start. we still have challenges with maintaining the children, providing for their basic needs, scholarstic materials, medical, food and school dues. We still have an outstanding fees balance from last year and yet what is most important is that we have to fight and soldier on. Yes we have challenges BUT the signs are clear, 2015 will certainly be a good year for us and YES it will be good with your continued support. Thank you for the support and my prayer is that you keep the support coming to us because this Project means alot to us as an organisation and is very important to the beneficiaries future.