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Sep 17, 2019

QUARTERLY REPORT JANUARY TO MARCH 2019

Platform for Labour Action with support from Global Giving is implementing a project entitled “Educate 100 War and HIV/AIDS Orphaned Ugandan Girls”. PLA is implementing a global giving program entitled Educate 100 War and HIV/AIDS Orphaned Ugandan Girls whose overall goal is to empower female children through education in Lango Sub region. This project was started as a response to the 21-year-old LRA war that left so many children orphaned and destitute. There is a pressing need for rehabilitation and empowerment of female children through education. Lira district is no longer affected by war and the communities are in rehabilitation where there is need to better the future of female children through providing girl child education.

 

Platform for labour action through the Global Giving Donors is providing support for a better future to 28 girls currently leaving in Lira district 3 in primary five, 8 in primary six, 17 in primary five, 17 in primary seven. Today date the project has supported 79 children affected by War and HI/AIDS The project provides support to war and HIV/AIDS orphaned girls and those girls living with HIV/AIDS positive status with school fees, Lunch fees, counseling, scholastic materials such as books, pens, pencils, rulers, rubbers and school uniform, Toilet paper and mathematic sets and sanitary pads.

Through the home monitoring visit and school monitoring visits, PLA monitors homes where all these beneficiaries stay. This is done through checking their conditions with their guardians during holidays, their living condition when at home and providing psychological support at both homes during holidays.

In this quarter a number of activities were carried out that included home monitoring visits, school monitoring visits and counseling were given to both guardians and the school beneficiaries. Below are therefore the activities carried out in the three months of January, February and March 2019.

HOME MONITORING VISITS

Home monitoring visits were meant to check on the beneficiaries’ condition during holidays with their guardians. It also gives the organization time to meet with the guardians to beneficiaries and share with them the situation of these children at home and advising them on how to stay with these children.

10 home monitoring visits were made and out of all, one girl Auma a from a child headed family narrate her story

Auma

My name is Auma, 11 years old, a pupil of Lira Army Primary School in Primary five, I live here in Adekokwok, I wants to thank Platform For Labour Action so much for supporting my education I used to go to school only at the beginning of term but when PLA started paying my school fees,  I can study the whole term without being sent a way to look for school fees and look for scholastic materials. During school time, am very ok because I eat at school but during holidays, I gets a lot of difficulties in getting what to eat. If o do not go to a hotel for working like washing plate, sauce pans and other utensils in a hotels, I do not get what to eat with my sister Amung.  Unfortunately, my sister is a deaf girl. I cry all the time if I go with her to look for money at peoples home. They always beat her seriously once they tell her something and she fails to hear and do something differently. Our bosses do not consider her problem.  Amung is 13 years old. She did not go to school because we lack money to pay her fees also. Due to prolonged sunshine, fruits like mangoes have failed to ripen we could be enjoying fruits a lot and not bothering thinking what to eat

 

Amung a sister to Auma found preparing supper during monitoring visit by Administrative Associate

Apio neighbor

My name is Apio, 65 years old; I used to see you coming here with vehicles. I want you to help these children with all your hearts. These children have a lot of problem some time back, they made an alarm here and we found that, some people who addicted with drugs wanted to rape them. If I have money, I could accommodate these children at my home here but I am a widow with seven grand total orphan children who are not going to school because of Lack of money. I want to thank you so much for paying school fees for this child. I was requesting you if you can even support this one who has problem in her ear, it was going to be so great. God was going to reward your organization so much because she is having a lot of difficulties in how to get what to eat especially during school time if her younger sister is at school. Please I am requesting your organization to come up and help these young children for their future.

My name is Amule  63 year’s old living here in Omito Village, a guardian to Awor, your Beneficiary who completed her primary seven Last year 2018 She scored the following Aggregate,

Subject                                                           Aggregate

  1. English …………………………….8
  2. mathematic………………………..8
  3. science……………………………..7
  4. social studies……………………...3

Total Aggregate…………………26

 I want to thank you so much for supporting this child up to this level of education. it has not been easy to all of us since I picked this child from her late grandfather, I never expected her to reach this level of education, as poor as I am, I managed to pick her and I brought her to my home because during the burial of her late grandfather, no one took interest of taking care of her and she took her up. I am requesting the organization kindly to help Apio take her to secondary education because she is a very good orphan. for the Last five years she has stayed with her, she did not get any problem with her. she said that Apio wants to be a teacher but she has nothing apart from the organization to make her meet her ambition.

My name is Omara , 27 years old having a home in Ireda and Anai in Lira District. I was picked in 2004 at Ireda Cmap by platform for Labour Action. I was taken to Erute primary school by Platform for Labour Action but I was not bright in class and I stopped in primary four. In 2007, I was taken to Transworld Education centre by Platform for Labour Action, I did a short course on general electronic, and I finished my studies in general electronic in 2008. Currently, we joined our hand together with my friend Geoffrey and we opened company called WEBTECH COMPUTER CENTRE and we are dealing in computer repair, soft ware installation, and selling of second hand computers. Am now doing very well in computer works am even more than those who studies General electronic at University Level because some of them are doing their industrial training in our company.  I am not like someone who originated from the camp because am working on computers for different organizations am also requesting platform for Labour Action to start bringing their computers so that I start reparing for them at a low cost since they are my foundation. Have two wives one is having two children and one is having three children. Have constructed them their homes and my two children are schooling in a very good school in the district called BUBBLES KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL. I wants to thank platform for Labour Action so much for supporting my studies, without them I would have died on the street like some of my late friends.

CHALLENGES FACED

  • We have limited funds to support all the children in schools and once they finish primary schools it becomes hard to continue supporting adequately. 

Conclusion

In the next quarter, the beneficiaries will continue to receive counseling, there will be school and home visits and a holiday event where the beneficiaries will get to share their life experiences at both school and their homes.

 

 

 


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Apr 30, 2019

Mirembe Case story

Mirembe Case story  

Mirembe is an 18 year old girl   who used to work as a domestic worker in Kawempe. Mirembe dropped out of school in the year 2016 after seating for her primary leaving exams because her parents who are peasant farmers could not afford to further her studies in secondary school. Since she was not in school her brother asked for permission from her parents to bring her to Kampala so that he takes her to vocational school, unfortunately the brother lost his job and could not afford to take her to school as he had promised. So Mirembe resorted to doing domestic work for the brother and some of the neighbors. It’s from there that PLA identified her during a mapping process and enrolled her in school at Nile Vocational institute Jinja for 6 months where she got skills in hairdressing.

After the 6 months training Mirembe was later enrolled for internship for 3 months at a saloon where she continued to get more skills in hairdressing. She is currently working at a saloon in Bombo where she earns 30,000shs on weekly basis and more on a good day. Her dream is to open up her own saloon and she is working tirelessly towards achieving her dream. She has so far saved over 500,000shs, though she needs to save 3 million shillings in order to purchase all the items she needs to open up her own saloon.

Mirembe is very grateful the opportunity that was given to her by PLA and global giving because if it wasn’t for them she would still be stuck working as a domestic worker.

Apr 30, 2019

Omara and how education transformed my life!

My name is Omara, I am 27 years old having a home in Ireda and Anai in Lira District. I was picked in 2004 at Ireda Cmap by platform for Labour Action. I was taken to Erute primary school by Platform for Labour Action but I was not so bright in class and I stoped in primary four. In 2007, I was taken to Transworld Education centre by Platform for Labour Action, I did a short course on general electronic, and I finished my studies in general electronic in 2008. Currently, we joined our hand together with my friend Geoffrey and we opened company called WEBTECH COMPUTER CENTRE and we are dealing in computer repair, soft ware installation, and selling of second hand computers. I am now doing very well in computer works and even more than those who studies General electronic at University Level because some of them are doing their industrial training in our company. I am not like someone who originated from the camp because I am working on computers for different organizations am also requesting platform for Labour Action to start bringing their computers so that I start repairing for them at a low cost since they are my foundation. I have three children and a wife. I was able to construct a house for my family and my two children are schooling in a very good school in the district called BUBBLES KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL. I want to thank platform for Labour Action so much for supporting my studies, without them I would have died on the street like some of my late friends.


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