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
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

God bless you

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CHILDREN REPORT 2021 OF 18.02.2021

This report covers four groups: Tororo, RWEN, Bugiri, Amon

Areas of support:

Nursery

Primary

Secondary

Technical

University

Activities

  • Education
  • Feeding children at school
  • Feeding children at home
  • Child headed families
  • Scholastic materials
  • Uniforms
  • Fees top up
  • Health, HIV / Aids
  • Centre school
  • Child’s day
  • School dropout
  • Referrals
  • Development

Challenges

Suggestions

Education

There has been no smooth running and learning of our children due to Covid-19 learning is now in shifts and it is a problem to children, parents and teachers. School is open for Senior Four and Five, P.7 and P.6 and those completing University. Others classes like P.5, P.3, P.4, P.2, P.1 and others like S.2, S.3, university will come later.

 We cannot judge the progress of learning of our children. This is not easy.

Feeding children at school

It is a big problem. We have not started giving food to those at school who are starting and those journey in March also there is not food at all. We are looking forward to giving them food in the nearest future in case funds are realized.

Feeding children at Home

It is a very big problem for these children and our problem too, the food left is very little and we are very much worried on this facility.

Child headed families

These children depend on the project food if the funds are not there, there is great suffering for these families indeed life is hard for them right now.

Scholastic materials

We have had a problem during Covid-19. There is need to supply to our children these materials

Uniforms

Before Covid-19, there was smooth supply of uniforms. No sooner that uniforms had been supplied than Covid-19 dropped in, we are not supplying uniform this year.

Fees top

There is need for fees top up this year in case funds are realized.

Health HIV/Aids

We continue to keep our children healthy through balanced diet counseling encouraging them to take drugs from their centres in time as directed by the physician.

Centre schools

These are on and off due to Covid-19. We are scared but we pray for the levels needed.

School drop out

These may be many when we come to scrutinize our children and still care for those registered.

Referrals

Those referred are there in PEFO and other places at this time they cannot be referred since some places are not open yet.

Developments

Some classes of schools have been opened though not fully to cater for all classes.

Some classes will soon do promotion examinations.

Challenges

Food for children is not there to be given to them.

Scholastic materials have not yet available for the learners and there is need to be given out to the children in case funds are realized.

Suggestion

In case funds are realized let there be giving to children scholastic materials.

Food too is a big concern for proper learning of children and well-being and not forgetting even the child headed families’ need food

God bless you

Complied by:

Teopista

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CHILDREN’S REPORT OF 21ST OCTOBER 2020

The report covers 4 groups, Rwen, Bugiri, Tororo, Amoni.

The number we support

Group                                    No of children

Bugiri                                      175

Amonikakinei                          74

Rwen                                      285

Tororo                                     165

Total                                       699

 

Areas of support

Nursery

Primary

Secondary

Technical schools

University

Activities involved

  • Education
  • Feeding children at school
  • Feeding children at their homes
  • Child headed families
  • Scholastic materials / uniforms
  •  Fees top up
  • Child’s day
  • School drop outs
  • Care for OVC
  • Developments
  •  Challenges
  • Suggestion

Education

Covid-19 has made children’s learning to slope down from March to date and it has made the program of learning to be systematic as it has been.

Only candidate classes have begun going to school as a trial that is P.7, S.4, S.6 and finalist of university.

The system is somehow dull, and demands are very high, masks, sanitizers for every pupils and stay in schools, hand washing and others as needed.

The performance of our pupils may not be up-to-date in 2020

Feeding children at school

We have been feeding them at school but we had already given them food to feed at home now it is a problem to us.

Feeding at home

 At home has, now included almost every child due to covid-19

There has been no way of putting these children at centrally because we had to keep at home and don’t mix with other families.

We are very worried of the girl child who needs a lot of care.

Child headed families

We keep on providing food, for them at their places, girls are suffering a lot.

Scholastic materials

This time we provided little for them to read at home only, primary 6 to 7 then secondary and higher places of learning most money was spent on food.

Uniforms

We have not done much this year because no sooner had the schools opened they closed.

Fees top up

It has not been done because children are just resuming schools and there is need if funds are realized.

School drop out

We might have a big number because children have not been in school for long but we have tried to check on them healthy more especially girls they need a lot of care.

Child’s day

We have not done it due to Covid-19 and due to conditions of the big Covid-19  we have put it aside.

Care for OVC

The food has been provided to them and simple monitoring. This has been managed due to funds received late August through Riverfund.

Developments

Candidate class has gone to school other classes may begin in early Januarys 2021 and we need to plan for them.

We have been able to feed our children at home in their families using funds received through the River Fund.

Challenges

Poor learning of our children caused by Covid-19, girls are desperate.

Our children have faced a problem of learning through radios

a)     Some homes have no radios

b)     Those with radios cannot see the teacher or follow the speed

c)     Most of our children have not tried learning at all due to age, not direct help of learning especially nursery and lower primary

d)     Girls

Suggestions

If funds are realized children should get food to feed at school

Girls should be kept very busy but no funds to maintain them

Uniforms will be provided when to year 2021 begins therefore we plan for them.

If possible if funds got then some reading book be bought for children at home for non-candidate classes who will soon be candidates.

Compiled by Teopy

God bless you.

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