Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda

by The River Fund
Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda
Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda
Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda
Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda
Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda
Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda
Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda
Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda

CHILDREN’S REPORT OF 8TH OCTOBER 2022

Number of children as supported.

The group in four groups

Tororo          157

Bugiri           165

Rwen           285

Amoni          74

Total            681

 

Area of support

  • Nursery
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Technical
  • University

Our activities of children as supported.

Education

Scholastic materials

Uniforms

Feeding children at school

Feeding children at home

Care for child headed families

Health care HIV/Aids

Centre schools

Dropout of school (Girl child)

Referrals

Fees top up

Child’s day

Development

Challenges

Suggestions

Conclusions. 

EDUCATION

This is our term three of children’s learning and all our children are at school from nursery level to university level. The system is normal and there is no distance at all, learning is smooth in its normal ways.

We are worried because of Ebola has dropped in, we pray for survival for everybody.

SCHOLASTIC MATERIALS

These are given out at the beginning of every term of learning. We are looking forward to giving out at the beginning of 2023 in case funds are realized in all our four groups.

UNIFORMS

We give out uniforms only once a year and only in terms one of the year when the school open, we make sure our children are dressed smartly.

FEEDING AT SCHOOL

Whenever funds are realized from our donors, food is provided to our children to take to school. We give out food for two terms. So that in term three we given, to the very needy and some parents provide this is from seeds planted in season one. We have faced it rough because the season has been poor.

We gave out some beans and maize as we received funds in August.

FEEDING AT HOME.

Children who stay with their grandmother (these are the old women) feed at home and at school too as we provide for both.

HEALTH CARE (HIV/AIDS)

Our children keep healthy through diets and medical care because there are those HIV/Aids positive. We care for them and make sure their clinic days are in their right system and take their drugs in time a long with counseling them.

Long term survival skills are very much practiced here to make sure there is self awareness to avoid stress and stigma.

CENTRE SCHOOL

There is a big courage that they are maintained because sometimes old women also come to these places to get break and Lunch.

SCHOOL DROPOUT / GIRL CHILD

We always refer these youth to PEFO and other project organization and some of them are young mothers. We pay for their small needs as the project provides.

The counselors of every group keep in touch with them to prepare them for better future.

FEES TOP UP

There is always top up of fees for the children who are very needy especially at secondary level and university levels for their demands are high so whenever we receive funds we preserve for these needy.

CHILD DAY

Here children learn from their friends because children from different schools come together, eat together and play together. We are having it this term.

DEVELOPMENT

There is good amount of rain, we pray it continues.

We have had smooth time of learning of our children there has been no breaking down of learning, we are very happy.

Seed planted are doing well.

CHALLENGES

There has been a long drought from May to end of July which caused lack of food, and parents faced it rough to feed themselves and their children.

SUGGESTIONS

In, case there is a realization of funds, uniforms, scholastic materials and food be given out in time as early as January 2023.

CONCLUSION

We love our kind donors who care for our needs.

God bless you in all your endeavors.

Compiled by:

Teopy

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RWEN                                                                                10th June 10, 2022

Children report of 11th 05 2022

The report comprises of 4 groups of women under River Fund

Number of children supported as per group;

Tororo                                        151

Bugiri                                          165

Rwen                                          285

Amoni                                         74

Total number of children        675

Areas of support

Nursery

Primary

Secondary

Technical

Our activities for children in our 4 groups

  • Education
  • Scholastic materials
  • Uniforms
  • Feeding children at school
  • Feeding children at home
  • Child headed families
  • Health care / HIV / AIDS
  • Centre schools
  • School dropout / girls
  • Child’s day
  • Fees top
  • Referrals
  • Challenges
  • Development
  • Suggestions
  • Conclusion
  • Education

Learning of our children is now normal and levels of learning from nursery to university our children are at school for term two of learning unlike during COVID 19 period. We thank God for this; it is our prayer that the system continues.

  • Scholastic materials

On our work plan for scholastic material is running to the end of term two and materials have been given to children and learning is going on smoothly we received funds early

  • Uniforms

Uniforms have been provided to children this was in early January. Uniforms are provided once, a year, immediately we received funds through Riverfund. Uniforms were given out our children are smart on uniforms.

  • Feeding children at school

Maize and beans were bought for term one and term two. So children are feeding at school to the end of term two. Our children are alright and healthy

  • Feeding children at home

The very needy and child headed children get food to fed at home too these take care of themselves at home and food is provided by every group to these very needy because we serve those in need our motto of River Fund

  • Child headed families

This is the desperate group but we keep serving them and looking after them. Those positive living we make sure they get their drugs in time (ARV’S)

  • Health care / HIV/ AIDs

It is our duty to see to it that our children are healthy on diets and make sure that their clinic days are very well known to them. The counselors visit them and comfort them where need be always

We always remind them to stick on COVID 19 rules of keeping distance, avoid unnecessary movements to places and homes and wash hands with soap, wear their masks

  • Centre schools

We are trying to maintain them but COVID 19 had disturbed the system due to its demands.

  • School dropout

This most for girls. We have always given them courage to keep them happy and active send them to small trainings like tailoring and hair dressing trained these children for small scale business, sell buns samosa and others keep them busy so that they are not wasted

  • Child’s day

We are beginning this term and we are preparing for it so that our children come together, and play, we hope they will enjoy

  • Fees top

There are children who are very needy, these are the OVC’S we top up their fees to boost their fees payments

  • Referrals

We have always referred the dropouts for short courses like tailoring, hair dressing. These are project places who do not demand much.

  • Challenges

There is no food for term three for our children because the yield has not been good therefore parent’s contribution is not there in term three

The standard of our children’s learning is not up to date because the children did not go to school for 2 years

  • Development

There is full learning and continuous learning of children, term one ended properly and we are on term 2 learning with all levels of learning at school

  • Suggestions

Our suggestions are that the rains were not systematic, in some places the seeds dried and fair yield at all

Our request is that if funds are available we buy seeds for children’s parents these are women for the second season, maize, beans, groundnuts, garlic, sukuma, onions and tomatoes.

  • Conclusion

We are grateful for all the assistance

God bless you

Compiled by

Secretary for the for groups and Chairperson RWEN

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Receiving Back to School supplies January 2022
Receiving Back to School supplies January 2022

One of the longest official school closures in the world lasting two years finally ended in Uganda the second week of January 2022.

February 2022

Children’s report of 12th February 2022

Number of children as supported per group

Tororo                    151

Bugiri                     165

Rwen                     285

Amoni                    74

Total                      675

Areas of support

ü  Nursery

ü  Primary

ü  Secondary

ü  Technical

ü  University

Our activities

  • Education
  • Scholastic materials
  • Uniforms
  • Feeding children at school
  • Feeding children at home
  • Child headed families
  • Health care HIV Aids
  • Centre schools
  • School dropout / girls
  • Referrals
  • Fees to up
  • Child’s day
  • Challenges
  • Development
  • Suggestions
  • Conclusion

Education

All our children from nursery level to university level are now at school and we thank God for that and it is our prayer education system continues as it was before covid-19.

Scholastic Materials

We received funds from our donors early.

January though the River Fund  we have been able to provide all the necessary scholastic materials for all our children in our four groups and our children are very happy to be in school so is everybody.

Uniforms

Our children have now been provided with uniforms we received funds early and we have provided uniforms to our children in time.

Feeding children at school

Food like beans and maize has been provided for children to feed at school we are grateful for that fund was given to us in time.

Feeding at home

Children who stay with old women feed with their grandmothers at home. Food has been provided for them.

Child headed families

Always food is provided for them and we have provided food for these families. These children feed at home and at school too.

Health care / HIV Aids

We try to keep our children healthy on diets and medical care especially those HIV /Aids positive. Their clinic days are always known to them and we make sure they take their drugs in time stick to covid-19 rules of wash and wash.

Long term survival skills are essential for a balanced diet to keep healthy.

Centre schools

They are coming up slowly, since the covid-19 problem has become a big problem.

 School drop out

These are mostly girls they have grown very big and some have dropped out of schools. Such children are visited and encouraged to go to school. Teachers and parents have counseled them with the help of our trained counselors in every group.

Referrals

Some of our girls have been referred to project places like PEFO and other organizations for tailoring, hair dressing and catering.

Fees top up

We give some little to up to OVCs where necessary to help our children learn especially in higher learning institution this is always done whenever we receive funds as we received in January 2022, we made a top up to those very needy in all our four groups depending on the needs of the group.

Child’s day

Now that schools have opened fully this day will begin again as it was before. Each group has planned for this day in the nearest future.

Challenges

Our group leader of Tororo, Rose has died. It is a great loss. May her soul rest in internal peace.

Developments

Schools have fully opened up and all our children go to school.

We have bought uniforms and food has been given out.

God bless you

Compiled by Teopy

Receiving Back to School supplies January 2022
Receiving Back to School supplies January 2022
Receiving Back to School supplies January 2022
Receiving Back to School supplies January 2022
Receiving Back to School supplies January 2022
Receiving Back to School supplies January 2022
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Children’s report of 14th October 2021

The report comprises of children of 4 main groups namely

RWEN –Rural Women’s Empowerment Network

Tororo

Bugiri

Amonikakinei

RWEN Report of the 14th day of October 2021

Our areas of support  of children

  1. Primary                                      No of Children
  2. Secondary                                 Tororo         150
  3. Technical                                   Rwen          185
  4. University                                  Bugiri          165
                                                      Amon            74

                                                             Total            574

Our activities in regards to children

  • Education
  • Scholastic materials
  • Feeding children at school
  • Feeding children at the homes
  • Uniforms
  • Fee top ups
  • Health care - HIV/AIDS
  • Centre Schools
  • Child’s day
  • School dropout / girls
  • Referrals
  • Development
  • Challenges
  • Suggestions
  • Conclusion 

Education

The system of education is not good since Covid-19 started. Children are on and off some classes have not entered class like P.2 – P.3 and Senior 1 and we are worried of our education status in our country caused by Covid-19

It has been announced that all classes will begin in January 2022

Scholastic materials

We gave scholastic materials to all classes that were on and then off. We will need to provide again in January 2022.

Feeding at school

Whenever some class went to school, maize and beans were provided from funds received through River Fund for we serve those in need.

Feeding children at their home

Whenever there was no way to go to school, food was given to feed children at their home because life was hard for children since they were used to feed at school.

The child headed families have always been provided with food as usual.

Uniforms

For two years of covid-19 we failed to provide uniform to children due to short period of learning but in case funds are realized, we shall provide uniforms January 2022.

Fees top up

It has been done to top up fees for our very needy children but it has not been so useful because no sooner had fees been paid than schools closed.

Health care - HIV/AIDs

We try to keep our children healthy through our balanced diet as practiced in long term survival skills for HIV/AIDS training.

Our positive living children on ARVs are always visited and counseled by our councilors and make sure they keep their clinic day and get drugs in time.

Centre schools

Our center schools have not been up to date due to covid-19 and children could not go to these places but children stayed at home as we took care of them by providing them food to eat at home, maize and beans.

Child’s day

Covid-19 has hindered this child’s day because people have to say where they are. We cannot afford the expensive temperature gun and we have to obey the covid-19 practices.

Keep distance, wear masks, and wash hands with soap and water, sanitizer.

School dropout - girls.

It has been high especially our vulnerable and these are our girl children. They have a high drop out and some become young mothers and we are sorry about it.

Referrals

We have referred our school drops out for hair dressing and tailoring as we cannot have them to be idle

Developments

We received funds through River Fund and we have been able to grow beans and maize to feed out children at home and at school.

We are receiving rain after such a long drought from May to September.

Our children will all go to school next January 2022.

Challenges

There has been no smooth learning for our children. Learning has been on and off and some not going to school at all.

Very long drought has caused shortages of food and life has been hard on the side of food for feeding our children

Suggestions

Uniforms be provided to our children immediately schools open

Conclusion

We are grateful of River Fund who connects our needs to our donors.

Compiled by:

Auma Theopy

Chairperson RWEN and Secretary for the 4 groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                                 

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CHILDREN’S REPORT OF 16-JUNE 20210

The report includes 4 groups

RWEN, Bugiri, Tororo and Amonikakinei

The number of children as, supported

Group                   No. Of Children

Rwen                     285

Bugiri                     175

Amonikakinei        74

Tororo                   165

Total                     799

Areas of support

Nursery

Primary

Secondary

Technical schools

University

Activities involved

  • Education

o   Feeding children at their homes

o   Feeding children at school

o   Child headed families

o   Scholastic materials

o   Uniforms

o   Fees top up

o   Child’s day

o   School drop out

o   Care for OVC

o   Development

o   Challenges

o   Suggestions

Education

Covid-19 has cropped in very seriously. No sooner had the term of 77 June2021 for every child to go to than Covid-19 emerged and school had to be closed immediately. Children are at again very high risk.

There is a high rate of death.

Lock down again is next

Feeding at children at their home.

Every child is to be fed at home and this is a big problem because we had already provided food for, children to feed at school when received funds through River Fund. Now here we are and parents yield has not been good. There is a long drought from May and most crops dried up.

Feeding children at school

Food had been provided to those who were at school and children are at home now.

Child headed families

These families have to feed at school and at home, now we are somehow stuck because we had done budget knowing that mid-day meals at home feeding the same day and evening meals.

Scholastic materials

We had already provided scholastic materials for the children who had to begin in June 2021, when we received funds; children cannot go to school due to lockdown.

Uniforms

For informs, we left it pending expecting to buy the uniforms for our children in August term because August is when children where to be promoted to new classes or next level of learning. We are not sure because Covid-19 is now spreading rapidly.

Fees top-up

Having made fees top up for the very needy and schools have now closed up and we cannot know what will happen next.

School dropout

We have a bigger number of school dropout since children are on and off in schools. We don’t know what will happen to our girl child yet girls are the most vulnerable. We are in trouble.

Child’s day

We had planned for our children for this day and now is how to call children together because of the big animal Covid-19.

Care for OVC

We always manage this program. We are always ready for them. We have already taken care of them when we received funds from our dear donors.

Developments

Candidate classes have done their promotional exams and we are waiting to see when they move to the next levels.

We have been able to provide scholastic materials and for food for our children to feed at school and at home as we received funds through the River fund.

Challenges

There is no smooth learning for our children due to Covid-19

During Radio learning – distance learning) very few children benefited because most of children at homes cannot afford radios nor TVs.

Children are not used to distance learning

The radio teaching is not good for primary children because they always need help from teachers

Suggestions

In case funds are realized, there is need to buy text for our children to read at home.

Need to provide printed materials like pamphlets, question papers for children to practice at home.

Compiled by

Teopy

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