Aug 27, 2012

Support 320 orphans with improved goats in Uganda

ISAAC AND HIS GRAND MOTHER AT HOME
ISAAC AND HIS GRAND MOTHER AT HOME

Summary

Kagumu Development Organization is hereby present its fifth quarterly report on support to 320 orphans with improved goats in Kibuku, Pallisa and Budaka Districts in Eastern Uganda. The organization acknowledges support of all partners that have given both financial, material and moral support to the project. Thanks are extended to global giving team for their organization of this system that has enabled us so far acquire 328 Dollars to support the project.

This is therefore a report submitted to stakeholders for their consumption indicating project progress.

The status of OVCs is still atrocious due to limited resources by the organization and this is coupled with the overwhelming number that the organization cannot afford to mitigate their vulnerability.

In that quarter, the organization provided inadequate support to OVCs and many still continue living in complex situation that exposes them to a lot of susceptibility like child labour, early sex and marriages among others.

Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project

The organization economically empowers orphans and their guardians in improved gaots rearing as a means of raising incomes to  support the orphans.  Orphans were identified and listed accrding to geograhical areas(village, parish and subcounty). The organization mobilises funds, procure improved goats  and isseminate it to target orphans. It has so far mobilised funds and  procured so far 4 improved she goats that were provided to  4 orphnas. Orphans whose goat delivers, pass over the first she goat to another orphans in the same geographical area and this quarter two improved she goats were paased over to two orphans in agreement  that they will pass over one she goat to other orphans.

 In addition to the following activities were implemented in the  quarter to support orphans and their households:

  1. Conducted visits in only 5 primary schools and provided psychosocial therapy and support to 28 orphans. However, OVCS were still faced with problems of lack of scholastic materials and meals at school.   
  2.  Conducted supervision and monitoring visits to 9 families that received agricultural in puts from the sub county under NAADS programme to ascertain project progress. However the project activities were going on well in only 5families that were harvesting ground nuts. Other families planted late and their gardens were affected by the prolonged dry spell.

Challenges

  1.  Limited financial resource is the Major challenge in this project. The organizations’ major source of income is from donor funding and it has not acquired a potential donor for the project activities.  
  2. OVCs in school still study on empty stomachs and some lack scholastic materials and because of this some are dropping out of schools.
  3. Due to lack of meals at schools, the academic performance of some OVCs is relatively poor.
  4. The project growth rate is low and some orphans and guardians are losing hope.  

Recommendation

An immediate intervention is required to support the project in order to rescue the orphans because children are the future leaders and workforce.

Testimony from the beneficiary

Isaac was born in 1997 and is now a 15 year boy whose parents (Medei Yokosofati) who died when he was only eight (8) years and was in primary two. The responsibility to care for this boy was taken over by the ground mother who is 61years, without sustainable income generation and a favorable shelter.  The grandmother is sickly and cannot manage to engage in subsistence income generation activities for survival.  The grandmother had kept this boy at home doing domestic work like fetching water and looking for food through working in other peoples’ gardens. The boy used to go even on stone quarries to crash aggregates.    KADO located him in Kagumu trading center on school days when he had gone to procure salt and a piece of soap for the grandmother.    

During interaction with masimo Isaac and the project officer. He revealed that he was at home with his grandmother and was not studying despite the existing universal primary school programme. He gave the details of the details of the grandmother and the location of his home.

 The project officer visited masimo and his grandmother and counseled both of them. The grandmother was rejecting masimo Isaac to go to school because he was the only resourceful person who could help her. After thorough counseling she allowed him to go to school on ground that the organization pay for all school dues and scholastic materials, including supporting her with essential commodities that masimo was able to provide.

Isaac joined spring of good hope primary school which is the nearest school.  He is primary seven this year and his performance is very good. He has been holding the first position in class since primary six.

  Isaac  is currently very happy and feels good. When you interact with him, his prayer is to become a doctor.  However, he vows to study to meet her expectations but only plays for her grandmother to live longer and the dead parent’s souls to live in eternal piece.

This story and the status of this boy is true and is used as a living story of what many orphans and vulnerable children are experiencing in the community

KADO provides psychosocial therapy, school meals and scholastic materials to masimo Isaac, and provided some basic treatment and essential commodities to the grandmother.   

The grand mother is improving and currently the organization is seeking funding to support her with a goat to begin rearing it for Masimo Isaac because masimo is joining secondary school next year.

 

Prepared by

Namwoyo Samson

Project leader

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Apr 23, 2012

Support 320 orphans with improved goats in Uganda

Nankoma posing for a photo in school compound
Nankoma posing for a photo in school compound

Summary Kagumu Development Organization is hereby present its quarterly report on support to 320 orphans with improved goats in Kibuku, Pallisa and Budaka districts in eastern Uganda. The organization acknowledges support of all partners that have given both financial and material support to the project. Thanks are extended to global giving team for their organization of this system. Special thanks go to those who have provided both financial and material support to this project and may  the Almighty God reward them abundantly. This is therefore report number four of the project submitted Global Giving and stakeholders for consumption. The report indicates the progress of the project for the three quarters with financial and moral support from the community. Due to limited resources coupled with the overwhelming number of OVCs, the organization provided limited support to few OVCs and some still continue living in difficult situation that exposes them to a lot of vulnerability like child labour, early sex and marriages among others. However, the organization continues to lobby and advocate for OVC rights and hereby request for support of other development partners to rescue these OVCs from the absolute poverty. Current status The following activities were implemented in this quarter: 1. Linked 25 households with our orphans to Kibuku District local government and benefited in NAADS programme. Households received improved ground nuts from 5 sub counties. Ground nuts were planted and yet to be weeded. 2. Conducted visit in 10 primary schools, provided psychosocial therapy and support to 43 orphans. However, OVCS were faced with a problem of lack of scholastic material and reports poor living condition at school because they were not being provided meals at school. 3. Conducted supervision and monitoring visits to 15 families with our orphans to ascertain whether they received support from the sub counties. Challenges 1. The organization is still faced with limited funding to support her orphans and vulnerable children. 2. OVCs in school study on empty stomachs and some lack scholastic materials. 3. There is still high expectation form OVCS and their families. Because of this, some guardians are losing hope. 4. The project is still limited due to limited resources by the organization and the community members Recommendation The organization requests all development partners to kindly support the project in order to rescue the orphans who are the future Ugandans. Testimony from the beneficiary Nankoma Sumini was born in 2001 and is now a 11 year old disabled girl whose parents (Mugoda Muhamad and Mwajab ) who died when he was five (5) years. The responsibility to care for this girl was taken over by the ground mother who is 68years, without sustainable household income generation. The grandmother is engaged in is subsistence farming and rearing of indigenous chicken for survival. The grandmother had been keeping this girl at home without taking her to school stating that the girl is disabled and cannot do anything. KADO located her just in the village with her grandmother without any support. She was without even a wheel chair to help her move to a pit latrine. During interaction with Nankoma and her grandmother, the project officer counseled both of them and the grandmother allowed her to go to school and joined Good hope primary school which is the nearest school. In the beginning of the term it was hard for her to go to school but with Gods luck KADO contacted the honorable Member of Parliament Kibuku District to support this girl with a wheel chair of which she responded positively. Currently during interaction with Nankoma, she narrates the story that she feeling good and happy because she is now exposed to environment. She says she was rotting in the village with the only grandmother who was even very rough on other children who could come to interact with her. However, she vows to study to meet her expectations. She only plays for her grandmother to live longer This story and the status of this girl is true and is used as another living story of what many orphans and vulnerable children are experiencing more disabled children KADO provides psychosocial therapy and scholastic materials to Nankoma in Good hope Primary School while the school proved her with food. Prepared by Namwoyo Samson Project leader

Officer shaking Nankoma durirng after couseling
Officer shaking Nankoma durirng after couseling
Nankoma and friend after couseling  at school
Nankoma and friend after couseling at school

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Jan 26, 2012

Support 320 orphans with improved goats in Uganda - #7528)

FERALA SITED WITH SISTERS AT AT STEP MOTHERS HOME
FERALA SITED WITH SISTERS AT AT STEP MOTHERS HOME

Summary

Kagumu Development Organization is hereby appreciating all their donors who have so far risen to this project of support to 320 orphans with improved goats. Special appreciation goes to Mr. Daniel Cox and M/s Naveen Kumar for their financial contribution to the project. This is therefore report number three of the project submitted to Global Giving for all stakeholders consumption. The report indicates the progress of the project for the last quarter with financial and moral support from the community. Due to limited resources coupled with the overwhelming number of OVCs, the organization provides limited support and some OVCs still continue living in difficult situation that exposes them to a lot of vulnerability like child labour, early sex and marriages among others. Current status The following activities were implemented in this quarter:

1. Mobilized parish, sub county local leaders and technocrats, and conducted meeting with them advocating and lobbying them to integrate activities to support OVCs their work plan and budgets. In the meeting stakeholders pledged to integrate activities to support OVCs in National agricultural advisory services (NAADS) which is the current poverty alleviation programme in Uganda. Sub county official pledged to provide goats to at least 4 households with OVC in each parish.

 2. Offered psychosocial therapy and support to 15 orphans where dropping out of school. Due to meager resources, the organization doesn’t not comprehensive support to OVCs. 15 of our OVCs were dropping out of school. When the organization realized this, the OVC project officer mobilized these orphans, counseled them and they returned to school.

3. Mobilized and trained 45 orphans in life skills management and income generation activities

 4. Visited 45 orphans in 15 primary schools and 5 in secondary schools

5. Conducted supervision and monitoring to 14 families with our orphans

Challenges

1. The organization is faced with limited funding to support her orphans and vulnerable children.

2. There is still high expectation form OVCS and their families. Because of this, some guardians are losing hope.

3. The project is taking long to make an impact due to limited resources for the project 3. There is high expectation form both the orphans and guardians from the project. Some guardians and orphans pay less attention to project Recommendation All development partners are requested to help organization to fundraise resources to implement this project in order to realize impact.

Testimony from the beneficiary

Ferala Jacob was born in 1999 and is now a 13 year old boy whose parents (KAUTA SULAIMAN and NAKIRYA JESCA) who died when he was 4 years. The responsibility to care for this boy was taken over by the step mother who is HIV/AIDS positive. There is limited household income in her household and because of that Ferala was forced to undergo child labour. KADO located him in Kadama bus and tax stage selling roasted chicken to travelers. The business he was engaged min was for business men and he was paid meager wedge that could not even support the sick step m other. During interaction with Ferala Jacob, he narrate that he was selling chicken because his parents died and he was staying with his step mother who was very poor. He said the step mother sent him to the stage to be working for people at the stage to get what to eat. He said at times he used not to go home because he was coming from far and the work could go up to 10.00pm at the night. He said when work could go up to 10.00 pm; he used to sleep in the corridors of the shops. He said that the world is so hard for him because at the 13 years he would be at school in primary seven but due to the fact that he has to support his step mother and himself could not manage to meet both school and domestic requirements. This boy was used as another living story of what many orphans and vulnerable children and their guardians are undergoing in the community and what KADO is trying to address. KADO provided psychosocial therapy and also supported Ferala Jacob with an indigenous goat and currently is at school in primary five under Universal Primary Education programme.

FERALA JACOB SITED AND SISTER PULLING HIS GOAT
FERALA JACOB SITED AND SISTER PULLING HIS GOAT
FERALA JACOB  SITED WITH SISTERS
FERALA JACOB SITED WITH SISTERS

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