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.
May 4, 2011

Vocational Center selected by Uganda Government

Goats at the School
Goats at the School

The following report is from the Administrative Directory at the school where the Vocational Program is located.

Today, we have already increased the number of goats from 33-35 and we are hoping the number to increase as the years goes by. The Village has also benefited a lot since our exotic he Goats are used for
cross-breeding and we are charging a little fee for this service as to maintain and expand our project. As I talk now, we have so far provided cross-breeding services to the local community for 67 female goats. This has helped us earn 134,000 Shillings (approximately $67 USD) which will be used to buy salt and other needs of the farm.

The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) selected our Goat Project and Cassava Farm for the demonstration and alliance with the Uganda Government, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. This will help us to win local financial support from NAADS offices in Kamuli District offices.
Below are the few principles that we are going to deliver to the whole community in partnership with NAADS offices:

  • Empowerment of farmers and building their capacity to demand appropriate technologies and agricultural advisory services.
  • Targeting agricultural advisory services to the poor farmers especially women who constitute the major farming population.
  • Mainstreaming of gender issues into the policy framework and integration of gender concerns into implementation plans.
  • Deepening decentralization to enable farmers to own and control agricultural services.
  • Increased commercialization – including intensification of productivity and specialization.
  • Use of participatory processes in planning, contracting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure sustainable management of natural resource productivity.
  • Increasing institutional efficiency in providing agricultural advisory services through contracting out of services.
  • Creation of better linkages between research, advisors and farmers.
  • Harmonisation of externally supported projects with PMA principles.  PMA means, Plan for Modernization of Agriculture.

The reason that has made our projects more special is due to the fact that they target and empower the children with skills which in the same sense increase their learning abilities in Science and Environmental studies that are now integrated in the Main stream of the curriculum. I know, most schools lack what we have. During our last meeting, one member of our staff suggested that we at least start donating 2 exotic goats to every School per year which will at last empower every School and child like our Future Victory.

Yours Faithfully,
Wilson Ngobi,
Administrative Director
Future Victory School - Uganda

Learning about Goats
Learning about Goats
Cassava
Cassava

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Jan 28, 2011

New Year, New Growth

Goats and more goats!
Goats and more goats!

The latest news from the Vocational Training Center is that our project is undergoing a little expansion: three of the goats have given birth and both mothers and kids are doing well.  This caused considerable excitement among the children at Future Victory School, where the project is located.  More importantly, it has given the children a chance to learn a different facet of animal husbandry and the responsibilities involved with it.

Over in the Community Farming section, the special hybrid cassava is into its second growth and with this harvest, we will be able to share cuttings with local communities in need.  The special cassava is more drought and disease resistant with higher yields.  The cycle for cassava is as follows:

  1. A field is planted with cuttings
  2. When the new plantings have matured, the plant is made into cuttings with the roots remaining in the ground for second growth and a second field is planted.
  3. When both fields mature, the first field is harvested for the cassava roots and replanted with cuttings from the second field.

With the hybrid cassava, we are able to generate an increasing stockpile of cuttings.  These are used to help expand food security in communities that are struggling.  One of the foundations of the program is community service and helping others.  The goal of our program is not only to teach life skills to children to supplement their formal education, but also to foster in them a sense of community and a mindset of service to others; so that when they are adults, they can pay it forward by helping others.

Cassava growing
Cassava growing
Oct 28, 2010

One Phase Complete, Another Expands

Alice Musikule shows her excitement
Alice Musikule shows her excitement

Dear Friends,

The Vocational Training for Displaced Ugandan Children has made great progress, in great part to the generosity of the GlobalGiving Community.

The project has completed with one stage and is nearing completion with the other.  The Chicken & Egg Production Facility built in the Wakiso District in conjunction with our partners, TDMI, has been completed and the first chickens will be going to market shortly.  The Community Farm, located adjacent to Future Victory School in Kamuli, Uganda, East Africa; has expanded its services to include Livestock Management training with the acquisition of a herd of 30 goats. 

The Vocational Training Program at Future Victory School trains orphaned children real-world skills that they need to supplement their education.  Your generosity has made a real difference in the lives of these children.

I will be uploading pictures of the goats arriving at the school and I will be updating the Total Funding Goal to reflect what is left to complete the project after other sources of donations are factored in.

Much Metta,
Christopher Buck
President
Humanity Healing International

Learning can be fun!
Learning can be fun!
The goats arrive
The goats arrive
The goats have a new home
The goats have a new home
Vocational Training adds a layer of life-skills
Vocational Training adds a layer of life-skills

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