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Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth

by Centre for Youth Driven Development Initiatives
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth
Camp participant celebrates winning two Awards
Camp participant celebrates winning two Awards

August 18, 2014

CFYDDI ATTAINS A RISE!

Dear CFYDDI Project supporter,

It is my pleasure to share our 3rd report via GlobalGiving on the progress of our project to build a community centre for 300 Ugandan youth project ID (15365)

An idea that was hatched in a small tinny two roomed building hosting CFYDDI community public library begins to yield physical fruits.

Ever since we launched the fundraising campaign, we have had the opportunity to use the youth centre premises even though it still incomplete with walls standing without a roof, a cemented floor and without shutters

One very welcome development is the completion of the toilet that is functional and with it, the creation of Jobs to many unemployed youth. Holiday makers have joined to provide daily labor to raise their school fees. Paddy a senior Four (4) candidate student was not shy to work on site as some of his school mates joined the camp to work and raise school fees and other scholastics materials. The next step will be to continue fundraising for the remaining £10,653 to finish out the entire pending works.

During the closing of the youth camp and the launch of CFYDDI_ Youth Leadership team, the guest of Honor Madam Norah Madaya in her speech summed up her feelings about this milestone. She said that the results are sustainable and that if the centre is completed it will provide an excellent environment, conducive to learning, researchers and young people to have fun and innovate in a rural place. The local chairman of Ndanzabazadde was amazed by the speed of progress exhibited in such a short period of time. Counselor Bugoba in his speech noticed that it’s just a year that he was invited to be part of the launch for the small library space and here he comes to see a vision grow big. He applauded the dedication of the youthful team that was spear-heading the fundraising campaign and extended extensive gratitude to the people behind the scenes for supporting and believing in community development.  

The administrator of Sir Apollo Kagwa Vocation secondary school, Madam Mariam Nansubuga, spoke on behalf of all teachers present. She said that this community centre is a road map to a modern community that can reduce rural urban migration and moving long distances in search for services.

The participants were astounded and amazed at the excellent flushing toilet in such a rural area.

The other exciting development was that of hosting the youth camp at the new site. On the 11th of August 2014, a total of 20 young people from 4 different schools Sir Apollo Kagwa Vocation secondary school, Spire high School, Trust High school and Kakwero Church of Uganda Secondary School joined the camp with a lot of excitements under the theme ‘Health Reading and Computer training camp. The aim was to provide health and nutrition education to adolescents, and the site was able to comfortably host the 10 boys and 10 girls, with some added space for games and sports. Although we were interrupted by rain on occasion, it proved to be a great success. When the weather proved to be a problem, the initiative taken by the facilitators meant that no time was wasted and the experience was as thorough as possible. We managed to split up into two groups and returned to our small confines at the old library space for a few activities, and the nearby neighborhood provided space for another group. The neighbours graciously provided electricity to help power the laptops and the music system on the final day.

The camp ended in style with guests from the government, civil society organization, various community youth groups, activist, teachers and pupils from neighboring schools and other individuals working in the field of HIV. We emphasized the importance of information established at the camp, yearning for zero new infections, good nutrition and improved internet searching for all, regardless of location or family background. The atmosphere was incredible and the reception was unimaginable; all of the children, all of the guests, indeed all of the facilitators could not have imagined an event quite like it. It was highly successful and most accommodating.

Young people where excited for the first time to use internet, touch and learn computer skills as well as the importance for being able to search important sites which have SRHR information.

As this was the first health reading camp at our unfinished youth centre, we decided to coincide this with the launch of the first CFYDDI_ Youth Leaderships Team. This team, comprised of the children who participated in the camp, will continue working to promote honest, open communication about sexuality and to safeguard their access to sexual health information and services on the ongoing impact of HIV in our communities, both here and around the world.

The final note is that CFYDDI is incredibly inspired by the fact that we have been able to host the Health reading and Computer training Camp at such a larger and promising secure site. We have very realistic aims that by the end of this year we will fully and effectively occupy the completed youth centre in order to host many successful events in the future.

 If you have thought about or have supported us before now is a great time to help us double the impact and One great day to do this will be from 1st September 2014 (2 pm BST) GlobalGiving UK will be matching all donations up to £600 by 50% until funds last. they are offering £5,000 worth of matching funds plus there are additional cash bonuses of £800, £400 and £400 that will be unlocked as soon as the campaign ends, on Monday 8th September 2014 (1.59 pm BST). 

Thank you very much for your interest in investing in institutions in ways that empower young people and provide a plat form for meaningful engagements. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or ideas at cfyddi@gmail.com

yours sincerely,

Enoch Magala

CFYDDI Program Director and project Leader.

Counselor Bugoba addressing the guests at the cent
Counselor Bugoba addressing the guests at the cent
A youth entrepreneur displaying his commodities
A youth entrepreneur displaying his commodities
CFYDDI Old and current Community Centre
CFYDDI Old and current Community Centre
CFYDDI community centre under construction
CFYDDI community centre under construction
Plumber fixing the e swage system for the toilets
Plumber fixing the e swage system for the toilets
A teacher facilitating the youth camp enjoys space
A teacher facilitating the youth camp enjoys space
Paddy working Hard to fill up the soke pit
Paddy working Hard to fill up the soke pit
Pit filled up with stones
Pit filled up with stones
A youth working hard to take cement in the store
A youth working hard to take cement in the store
Settling for a meal after a long day of work
Settling for a meal after a long day of work
Putting up a provisional roof for the camp
Putting up a provisional roof for the camp
Ready to fix the flashing toilets at the centre
Ready to fix the flashing toilets at the centre
Providing for a better floor
Providing for a better floor
Setting up a strong base 4 the water tank to sit
Setting up a strong base 4 the water tank to sit

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Hello CFYDDI partners in Development.

Thank you!

Your generous support continues to offer a promise renewed for the good future of others!!  

Things are happening and many exciting things! Unemployed youth have signed up for jobs in the first place!!

The building plan has been approved and construction site cleared by digging up the logs and all the grass as well as construction bricks have been secured.

Although we are being held back a little in accordance to our March projection to occupy the centre by May has not materialized due to inadequate start up construction funds as presented in our bill of quantities we remain hopeful and positive about it as there is always compensation for a dream not well achieved.

Dear partners, we are excited to report that in April we had a onetime first opportunity to host and welcomed 5 of our Global Giving supporters and it was exciting to have Bill,Theresa, Deborah Jacobs, Elliot and kate at the centre.  It was such a wonderful time we experienced. It sounded like a dream that people we had not met before where right here moving back and forth from the small reading space due to the heat and back from the shed when it started raining.

You are such a family to us. Thanks you so much. Taking off time to play, read and above all listen to young children dreams and aspirations was so much humbling. The children were extremely excited too to meet with the persons who are partnering in bringing about a future to them!! Some wanted to be teachers just like some of you and others wanted to be doctors. This is so inspiring enough to have children who look up to some people and we need to offer the space and plat form to nature their dreams and aspirations.

Those who visit Uganda we welcome you to contact us and we take you around the project and its developments you have helped fund. Thanks to our first visiting team for bringing with you those inspiring positive encouragements that we are up to something innovative and transformative. Kindly come again. We are in this together.

We hope that you’re just as excited as we are about this new transformative shift! As always, if you have any ideas on how we can step up the fundraising pace for the project, please do not hesitate to tell our story!! Any delay’s is monumental.


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 Dear our esteemed Donors,

 CFYDDI are delighted to inform you that the receipt of the first round of donations for Project 15365 - Build a Community Centre for 300 Ugandan Youth - of £2,977.20 through the Global Giving Gateway Challenge will kick start the construction of the Centre! Thank to all our donors who contributed generously to supporting the project and to Global Giving for providing us with this platform to reach out to all who have supported us. Our appreciation to you all is beyond measure! Thank you.

 At CFYDDI, we promised to send regular reports about our work that you are helping to move forward. We want to show how the donations that have been made have helped to fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are.

As you can see below, the preparations are underway and in high gears to clear the proposed new site for the centre.

Joachim who is volunteering at the library throughout his S.6 vacation says ‘the future is brighter’. As we prepare the construction site we have also prepared the proposed design for the Centre which was designed by our selected architect and we are now awaiting final approval from the Ministry of Local Government, (Wakiso District Council) to start the construction as established by law

When the plan is approved (Architect plan attached separately), we have planned to procure local materials from young people within the community, who are able to provide bricks, casual labor i.e. fetching water and sand.

At CFYDDI we believe this strategy will help to improve the livelihoods of local unemployed youths. Already we have seen young people making bricks that we will buy to build the new centre. This method of local procurement will not only encourage and motivate youths but also allow scope for learning and potential job opportunities i.e. working and learning from the site engineers, skills development and potentially being identified for a job.

We can’t wait to see this change come! Every day we wake up with renewed hope and energy on how things are shaping out.

The future

We have decided to break the ground with what we have raised so far and we have set a deadline of May 2014 to try and raise the remaining project balance of £12,200 and re-locating to the new centre.

We have many books at the current centre and in March we are receiving a consignment of medical books. At the moment we have no space to display the books and so the need for more space at the new centre is greatly needed, we want to have array of books on display for our local youths to read, learn and be inspired.

May will be a busy month at CFYDDI, we have a number of activities that have been approved, including, Youth Consultations, Health Training Camps, Build Your Business Training (BYB) and Computer Classes. We have also arranged for medical Doctors to visit the centre to give advice and support. Hosting these events will of course depend on the progression and continued support of the centre.

Please consider telling your friends and family about our progress, to help promote and ensure the continuation of CFYDDI. We are so appreciative of the donations made so far, our last donation was made on January 19th 2014. We continue to strive to achieve promotion of our project and with your help we hope to step up the pace towards raising the remaining balance.

We are looking forward to your ideas because we believe that together we can do more.

Yours sincerely,

Enoch Magala


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Centre for Youth Driven Development Initiatives

Location: Gayaza, Wakiso District - Uganda
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Enoch Magala
Gayaza, Wakiso District Uganda
$28,410 raised of $48,000 goal
 
295 donations
$19,590 to go
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