Greetings from Rockies Family and we thank you for the continuos support given to us always.
This season at Rockies, we put our emphasis on mobilizing more resources since we have not been getting funding from our beloved community at GlobalGiving. However, we have not given up on our idea. Our land which was already bought, we have embarked on making bricks ourselves to cut the costs of buying building materials, to make sure that we stay relevant to ur dream and idea.
Attached are the photos as we are making the bricks and some photos of our performances as we continue to fundraise resources and get revenue from our social enterprise which is the performing Troupe. We hae again attached photos training our beneficiaries on how to protect themselves from the pandemic. The biggest challenge at this time, is the pandamic of Corona Virus.
I want to bring to your notice that Rockies being a performing arts organization and getting most of our earned revenue from performances which are normally done at events and functions. We are already hit terribly by the pandemic financially. We have our big clientele being the Indian community since 2016 and the Chinese community as well as the Catholic community in the country. These had made many bookings with us in the month of March being their month of most celebrations. Unfortunately because of the Pandemic, all these functions have been cancelled out, making us loose around $5000 which we had budgeted for during this period. This is a huge loss that has left us with no choice but just to be stuck and confused of the next steps.Yesterday the president of Uganda officially gave a directive to close all the schools, churches, mosques and cancel any gatherings beyond 20 people for a period of 32 days. Now this leaves us with no choice but to sink with the boat.
This report is therefore timely, to update you on wht we have been up to but also to bring to your notice on how the pandemic is affecting us as a community. we have already made efforts to train our beneficiaries on how to protect themselves from this deadly virus, photos of which are also attached. Any assistance to make us survive in this period of the pandemic is highly appreciated.
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