Provide Education Opportunity for Fifteen Children

by Ngoma Aid Foundation
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Our report is late...late yet again! My sincere apology for the late report. I pray that all our friends, donors and well wishers are doing well. 

Time is flying so fast in 2016 and I'm happy to report that a lot of positive stuff is happening in this part of the world. The girls are all back to school for the second school term. As a matter of fact, they have been at school for the last one month. They have the basics they need for school and we are handling one child at a time and most important one school term at a  time. The school breakfast and school fees for all the Primary school going children for term II have been cleared todate. The Foundation is still grappling with fees for the five children in boarding secondary school although some advance payment was made. Natasha might have to join Boarding school next term since she will be seating for her Primary Leaving Examinations  at the end of the year. 

The children are all in good health save for Gladys who has had two Malaria attacks in the last one month. Sadly, her medical bill remains outstanding and has attracted a few phone calls from the nurse. It would be nice to have all the children on Medical insurance for less than $150 a year per child BUT this can only be done with your support. By and large, we are lucky not to have the children falling sick all the time because of our emphasis on personal hygiene and other forms of preventive means. 

The project is very alive and active although our online fundraising is not doing well. The children still need the Foundation's support and they always will. The Foundation is the only immediate family they have and this project is so dear to my heart and at the centre of my life's activities. I was helped during those years when i had no hope, It is very important for me to extend help to others. I pray you keep the suppport coming. Humanity Rocks. 

I was aware the report date was approcahing........I knew the report had been delayed. Things were actually moving in the right direction  BUT I must admit i couldn't do much at the time because we are overwhelemed and I'm overwhelemed too! We have had some staff turnover for a number of reasons and the remaining few have had to take on more responsibility on top of their other daily work and family obligations. 

The children are all back to school. They began the new year in new classes given that they had all been promoted to the next level. Nakumatt, one of the leading shopping centers in Uganda has paid school fees for two children for this term because we have religiously done our shopping at Nakumatt in the last two years  for most of our household stuff. What a relief on the schoiol fees issue! I am also happy to inform you that,  all the remaining childrens' school fees for this term have been cleared through local and individual contributions. The more reason why things look brighter for us at the moment. 

The project is here to stay...that i can guarantee because it is so dear to me. It is one wonderful way of giving back to society and appreciating the many people that helped me become the person i am today. I have been there and know what it exactly means when the future does not seem certain. I still have some full uniform (dress, shoes and stcokings) requests from some of the children, need four new mattresses and beddings, and children reading books. I am sure we will continue to achieve our goals and objectives with your help and support. 

Kindly continue to extend the support 

I send warm greetings to all our friends, well wishers and donors. It has been a while since we were in touch with you. I am glad i finally have an opportunity and ability to communicate to you all. 

The last 5 months or so have been challenging interms of providing logistics and supplies for the project. We had no option but to scale down on some operations and expenses so as to remain focused on the core activities of the project. 

The good news however, is that we have somehow mananged to come this far and are steadily closing in to the end of the year. Despite the challenges we have encountered in 2015, we have on the other hand registered significant progress. 

The children continue to attend school and are currently preparing for the end of year promotional examinations. I hope and pray that they will all make it to the next class in 2016. Although we have had funding gaps, we have managed to clear school fees for the children uptodate save for one (James) who still has an outstanding in his old Primary school from last year. 

The supplies for the different requirements to maintain the home have also been kept steadily flowing but we still have some outstanding balances. The implication here is that, for us to continue supporting the children, who in everyway possible still need our help and support, we request for your continued support. The project is still on going and we appreciate and welcome continued support from our friends, well wishers and donors. 

My request is that you continue to extend support to the project as we continue to provide for and shape these childrens' future. The Foundation is forever grateful for your support.

I send a word of greetings to all our friends, well wishers and donors. It has beena  while since the last report and it is amazing how the year is flying very fast.

I am happy to report that the children are back to school for their 2nd term having successfully competed their first school term and holidays.

The supplies for the children have been steadily coming in courtsey of or Executive Director who has made individual donations where we have had funding gaps.

The Foundation has not yet cleared the childrens' school fees for this term BUT we are in talks with the different school authourities and hopefully we will have the fees cleared soon.

Other than that, the children still need your help and support. They do not require much really and in anycase, we are providing the basics. We request for your continued support as we continue to shape these childrens' future.

The Foundation is grateful for all you do for us. Keep it Up

Yes, 2015 is a promising year and it has began on a  high! I could never have asked for anything better after a long hard year 2014. 2014 was one of the toughest years in the history of Ngoma Aid Foundation. We had to move to a new home after so many years of not moving, could hardly put food on the table for the children on some occasions, accumulated a big outstanding school fees balance and we were constantly in debt for most of the year to the point that we carried some of the debts forward to 2015. It is the same 2014 that we did not get a single disbursement from Global Giving Foundation. Yes it was a tough year.

The past is certainly behind us now and we are hoping that 2015 will be a much better year with your support. We are begining to settle in our new home although much more needs to be done so as to have it to the level that we want. The children have all reported back to their respective schools. I am happy to report that Krishna, Gladys, James and Anita excelled in the 2014 Primary Leaving Examinations and have now joined boarding school for their secondary education. Anifa has completed her Teacher training and has gotten temporary placement in one of the local Primary Schools. The other children were promoted to the next class apart from AnnaMary given that she is still adjusting and having to fit into the urban setting having spent most of her time in a rural area. The standards do not match in almost every aspect of life but we are hopeful that she will excel this year.

Despite the promising start. we still have challenges with maintaining the children, providing for their basic needs, scholarstic materials, medical, food and school dues. We still have an outstanding fees balance from last year and yet what is most important is that we have to fight and soldier on. Yes we have challenges BUT the signs are clear, 2015 will certainly be a good year for us and YES it will be good with your continued support. Thank you for the support and my prayer is that you keep the support coming to us because this Project means alot to us as an organisation and is very important to the beneficiaries future.

Thank You always

 

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Ngoma Aid Foundation

Location: Kampala, NA - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.naf-ug.org
Project Leader:
Andrew Martin Niwagaba
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda
$18,359 raised of $31,050 goal
 
 
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