COVID-19  Uganda Project #46302

Feed 40 children during COVID-19 crisis

by Kassanda Children's Aid
Feed 40 children during COVID-19 crisis
Feed 40 children during COVID-19 crisis
Feed 40 children during COVID-19 crisis
Feed 40 children during COVID-19 crisis
Feed 40 children during COVID-19 crisis
Feed 40 children during COVID-19 crisis
Triplets visiting our office
Triplets visiting our office

 

Greetings from Kassanda Children’s Aid to all our beloved donors,

May this August 2021 report find you in good health and may the almighty God bless you and keep you during this difficult days to navigate. In July,  the President of Uganda closed all schools due to the pandemic, and we are still closed, not knowing the exact date when schools will be opened. Please pray, our children really need to continue their education as it also gives them much hope for their future. Our feeding program has managed to distribute food to some families though many have been looking for more help.

We continue to get referrals from partners in the District and I have one story to share with you from the district officer.  Brenda is a 25 year old who lives  in Nsonzinga Village of Kiganda. She has five children total as recently she had triplets. Brenda live in a rented one roomed house and had a husband, Wilber. After hearing the news that his wife gave birth to triplets, he ran away from his family responsibilities of caring for the children. Brenda had nothing to feed the children, her milk supply is poor as she didn’t get proper nutrition she needed. She has no job to earn money and to look after her five children.

The family is only fed by good hearted people, sometimes they do not receive anything to eat, the triplets are looking malnourished and are suffering from sickness from poor feeding. Brenda together with her husband came here from Rwanda so she has no relative here in Uganda, amidst all the problems the landlord of the house demands his 5 months of rent and she has nowhere to get the money yet the landlord threatens to throw her out of the house if she fails to pay. 

Brenda came to the District Officials for help and the District Official referred her to Kassanda Children’s Aid office for support. KCA managed to provide, 1 tin of Irish potatoes, 10kgs of maize flour, 1 bar of soap, 2 detergent of soap, 10kgs of beans, 1 bunch of banana and transport to her back to her place of residence. 

After sharing with our donors, we decided to build her a house on our Stephen Baker Farm, so that she can help with farm duties on the land and can get food for her children.  The house is now in the building process and all house items will be bought for her. If you would love to bless this family please reach out to us!

Surely dear donors, in this period a lack of food has become a serious issue to our community. The requests keep coming in and right now our food at Stephen Baker Farm has become empty due to so many needs.  I kindly appeal to you to continue helping us so that we can help as many as possible. For more information our website is linked below. Thank you kindly!

The whole family
The whole family
Transporting home
Transporting home

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Kassanda Seed School and Van
Kassanda Seed School and Van

Greetings from Kassanda Children’s Aid 

The Government of Uganda opened the academic year of our children of the second term started on April 6th, 2021. It’s a great honor to let you know that our school, called Kassanda Seed, also opened up on that same date. We have had many changes as well, ie constructing the office block, storage area and fencing around the school has been started. To see more click here-->Kassanda-Seed-School

KCA Children got an opportunity thanks to Samaritan's Purse and worldwide doners to participate in Operation Christmas Child. No doubt some of you may have packed such boxes wiht love before. Our heartfelt thanks as 70 children were able to get these special gift boxes. It was great honor for the whole organization to be part of this life changing program because 49 of the children enrolled to attend Sunday school lessons and also received Bibles.   

Kassanda Seed School also experienced a miracle of getting a school van to make transport for the school, evangelism, and picking visitors from abroad from the airport for school tours etc. 

KCA also managed to get 400 mango seedlings which were planted at Stephen Baker Foundation Farm to boost our source of income in looking after vulnerable children and as a source of food.   

With a humble heart, I appeal to everyone to feel free to visit our website linked here K.C.A. or visit us in person to see how we can continue together to help vulnerable children. We are glad to open our school and there is high demand for food. We want our children not to have to worry about getting a meal everyday in order for them to succeed at the highest levels.

 

Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child
Mango Seedling
Mango Seedling
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Family receiving food
Family receiving food


Hello Greetings Partners,

Greetings from Kassanda Children’s Aid and I hope that this report finds you all in good health to all our beloved partners. I guess the almighty God has kept you well in this erratic situation of Covi19, and I take this opportunity to send a comforting message to our partners who have lost their beloved ones  but I encourage you to be strengthened in God because He is over all.

 

In the Month of October 2020, 15 candidates went back to school, they were, Primary Seven, Senior Four, Senior Six and all graduates in their last year of 2020. Kassanda Children’s Aid had only one student in Senior Four. She started school successfully and she reported back at home on 15/12/2020 for a short holida. We shall know whether all children will start school in January soon but due to elections this year we are unsure.

Our feeding program managed to distribute to some families though many have been looking for more help. We continue to get referrals from others partners in the District.  I have one which I would like to share with you our partners see it below  

The probation and welfare of Kassanda District referred us a family of five children and their mother for help. According to their family's statement, said that the father of the children chased them away from home because he wanted to marry another wife, when they resisted, he threatened to kill them and on several occasion he had been beating them to level of almost killing them. When the situation worsened, they decided to run away without anything. A Good Samaritan picked them from a shade of a tree. She stayed with them for four days and later took them to the district, the district referred them to Kassanda Children’s Aid  for food, medical, shelter, protection and education support four of the children are chronically ill.

As an organization, we managed to give them food and medication though they are still desperate for help on their needs. With those few remarks I would like to thank you our partners who have managed to start with us since we started this struggle of helping the vulnerable Children I say that nothing we can give you only to lift you to the almighty God to give you all your desires in your lives. I wish you all bright, healthy and happy new year of 2021! 

Ready for school
Ready for school
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DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD AND SOAP REPORT TO OVC HOUSE HOLDS HELD ON 21ST JUNE 2020.

1.0. INTRODUCTION

In this COVID 19 Pandemic many OVC households   have suffered  so much this  was because some of the people who were supporting these families were locked in the lockdown and their businesses were locked up this lead these families to starve  and lack some or all basic needs of the family ,the government did not give any supported to these vulnerability families, therefore Kassanda children’s Aid after realizing that there is a need to help made an appeal to friends who intervened quickly to save lives of the most desperate.

2.0. CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE SERVED FOOD.

We identified two categories of people who were in need of food but we only give food to one category.

i)                    Critical 

ii)                   Moderate.

Those who were in critical category include

-          Child house hold headed families.

-          These who caregivers are very old and chronically ill.

-          Those under starvation and poverty stricken house hold it’s a chance for them to get food.

-          Those who HIV positive and have minimal access to safe water and health services etc.
KCA gave food to these category of people.

3.0. OBJECTIVE OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION

-          To save lives

-          To restore /give hope to the vulnerable people.

4.0. TYPES OF FOOD AND ITEMS DISTRIBUTED.

1.       Maize (Posh)

2.       Soap

The family with large number of OVC’s was given 15kgs of maize flour and those with less number were given 10kgs followed with 2 bars of soap.

5.0.  ACHIVEMENT OBSERVED.

-          The exercise was successfully done.

-          There was a smile of happiness from the OVC’s and their caregivers.

-          People’s hope was restored

-          O.V.C house hold members got what they were not expecting.

6.0. CHALLENGES OBSERVED.

-          High expectation of clients from us such as sugar, salt, rice , cooking oil. Etc.

-          Some OVC’s and their caregivers were chronically ill and they cried for our help i.e there was an old lady who had a
swollen stomach which needs emergency medical care and she is caring for three young children.
-          Seeking permission from the authorities to allow us distribute the food.

-          Fear of the pandemic COVID 19.

-          Many OVC families were left due to insufficient food.

-          A total of 60 benefited, broken down into 25 Males and 35 Females.

 7.0. RECOMMENDATIONS.

We appeal to everyone with good heart throughout the world to support by giving in something in order to save the lives of people who are very near to die of hunger in Kassanda and Uganda in particular.

 

KASSANDA CHILDREN’S AID.

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Kassanda Children's Aid

Location: MITYANA - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Ssenyonga Vincent
MITYANA, Uganda

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