Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls

by The River Fund
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls
Kitgum Girls
Kitgum Girls

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR GIRLS EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP 2022

REPORTING PERIOD 31 October 2022

The project aims to help dropout of secondary school girls through provision of school fees, sanitary towels and mentoring.

Number of girls under sponsorship:

There are twenty girls all in senior two and they have all reported to their various schools. (First names only).

MSGR. Antonio Vignato Mixed Secondary school (5 girls)

  1. Stella
  2. Prisca
  3. Rosemary
  4. Tracy
  5. Gloria

Kitgum Alliance College (5 girls)

  1. Mercy
  2. Gloria
  3. Rosemary
  4. Prossy
  5. Franka

Kitgum Comprehensive College (5 girls)

  1. Harriet
  2. Gloria
  3. Polline
  4. Mary
  5. Phiona

St. Bhakita Girls School A (5 girls)

  1. Leishy
  2. Janet
  3. Ritah
  4. Pasiguina
  5. Janet

Payment of school fees

All the twenty girls have been fully paid for third term.

School Visit

Mentors are scheduled to visit the girls and encourage them to stay focused on excelling being that third term is a promotional term.

Challenges

Few of the girls failed to report early to school

Some of the girls have torn uniforms and are frequently sent back home for being shabby in school.

Some of the girls were not vaccinated against Covid 19

Achievements

There is no case of teenage pregnancy amongst the girls.

Recommendations

The mentors should sensitize the girls on the consequences of teenage pregnancy.

We kindly request for school fees for the next academic year.

Conclusion

We wish to extend our appreciation to the River Fund Team in USA and our Donors GlobalGiving for helping the River Fund members in Kitgum to make it possible for disadvantaged girls to stay in school

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Introduction

The girls’ sponsorship sub component of feed education and empower girls and women of Acholi supported by GlobalGiving. It is implemented by River Fund HIV/AIDS family support women association, a CBO located in Kitgum district northern Uganda. The river fund USA provides leadership and support.

The project help prevent dropouts of secondary school through provision of school fees, sanitary towels and mentoring.
Number of girls under sponsorship: There are twenty girls being the beneficiaries.

Payment of school fees:

The school fees for 2nd term 2022 has been paid fully.

School visit:

Mentors will visit the girls monthly to encourage them.

Gender Based Violence:
As far as GBV is concerned, the lockdown has given a lot of problems such that people are in total poverty as a result there are rampant fighting and divorce in many homes. Poverty after the pandemic is increasing. The group members are rendering door to door counselling in order to address it.

People with Nodding Syndrome:
The patients suffering with nodding syndrome are in total poverty. We hope to resume feeding soon.

Challenges:
Many girls are trying to catch up after more than a year out of school due to the pandemic.

Conclusion
We wish to extend our appreciation to the River Fund team in USA and our donor in the GlobalGiving who are helping River Fund members in Kitgum district to make it possible to help the needy girls educate and Nodding Syndrome patients.

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Nodding Syndrome Families receiving food XMas Eve1
Nodding Syndrome Families receiving food XMas Eve1

ACTIVITY REPORT ON DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD ITEMS TO NODDING SYNDROME  PATIENTS CARRIED OUT ON 24TH DECEMBER 2021

Reporting period 1 February 2022

Date: 1 February 2022

Introduction:

The Nodding Syndrome patients assistance is one of the components embedded in the programme being helped by GlobalGiving. It is implemented by River Fund Women Association CBO located in Kitgum District, Northern Uganda.

The project aims to help the patients with food items as well the sanitary towels.

The food was distributed as mentioned above to help the needy enjoy Christmas.

They were twenty (20) household.

ACTIVITY REPORT OF GIRLS EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP PROJECT

Reporting period: 1 Feb 2022

Date: 1 February 2022

Introduction

The girls sponsorship sub component of feed education and empower girls and women of Acholi supported by GlobalGiving. It is implemented by River Fund HIV/AIDS family support women association, a CBO located in Kitgum district northern Uganda. The river fund USA provides leadership and support.

The project help prevent dropouts of secondary school through provision of school fees, sanitary towels and mentoring.

Number of girls under sponsorship:

There are twenty girls being the beneficiaries.

Payment of school fees:

The school fees for 1st term 2022 has been paid fully.

School visit:

Mentors will the girls monthly to encourage them.

Challenges:

Some girls reported late at school.

Conclusion

We wish to extend our appreciation to the River Fund team in USA and our donor in the GlobalGiving who are helping River Fund members in Kitgum district to make it possible to help the needy girls educate and Nodding Syndrome patients.

Nodding Syndrome Families receiving food 24 Dec.21
Nodding Syndrome Families receiving food 24 Dec.21
Nodding Syndrome Families receiving food 24 Dec.21
Nodding Syndrome Families receiving food 24 Dec.21
Nodding Syndrome Families receiving food 24 Dec.21
Nodding Syndrome Families receiving food 24 Dec.21
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ACTIVITIES REPORT OF GIRLS EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP 2021, PATIENTS WITH NODDING SYNDROME AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

REPORTING PERIOD 7TH OCT. 2021

The project aims to help dropouts of secondary schools girls through provision of school fees, sanitary towels and mentoring.

As in previous report the girls who are in the project were 20 (twenty). Five (05) of the girls sat for their Ordinary Level Examination in 2020 leaving us with fifteen (15) girls in number but we managed to get another five to replace those who sat “O” Level in 2020 making a total of 20 girls in 2021.

Re-opening of the Schools:

The president declared that the schools will re-open in January 2022. He has given this period for all teachers and students above 18 years to be vaccinated. Therefore, I hope next year things will be normal since there is positive response by the citizens on vaccination.

Gender Based Violence:

As far as GBV is concerned, the lockdown has given a lot of problems such that people are in total poverty as a result there are rampant fighting and divorce in many homes. The group members are rendering door to door counselling in order to address it.

People with Nodding Syndrome:

The patients suffering with nodding syndrome are in total poverty and we lost one of them who passed on in June 2021.

Feeding:

We could not do much about feeding to the nodding patients for all the money sent was finished as captured in the report sent to you.

Challenges:

1. With the pandemic, there is fear that not all the girls may return back to school for some of them might have been impregnated.

2. Pandemic has made home visit very difficult, however those girls who live within the municipal, the mentors could visit theme and give counselling services.

3. GBV being very rampant has created child neglect and divorce in many homes.

4. It has become very difficult to help those patients with nodding syndrome with food since due to funding.

5. Some citizens are still negative on getting vaccination.

 Recommendations:

1. The schools should open so as to address teenage pregnancy.

2. All citizens should positively accept vaccination in order to reduce death levels which are now becoming high.

3. Donor to give more funds to address issues of school fees, feeding for nodding patients and giving support to victims of gender based violence so that issues of poverty is addressed through giving small capital as start-up capital for small businesses.

 Conclusion:

We wish to extend our appreciation to River Fund Team in the USA and our donors on GlobalGiving who are helping the River Fund in Kitgum District to make it possible to help the needy girls’ education, nodding patients and victims of Gender Based Violence.

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Food waiting to be distributed in Lamola/Okidi
Food waiting to be distributed in Lamola/Okidi

ACTIVITY REPORT ON GIRLS EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP PROJECT

REPORTING PERIOD JUNE 11, 2021

The project aims to help prevent dropouts of secondary school girls through provision of school fees, sanitary towels and monitoring.

Number of girls under sponsorship

There are twenty girls under sponsorship; fifteen are in senior one while five who were in ordinary “O” level sat their examination in March, all their school fees were cleared. On a sad note, we are in the second wave of Covid-19 and the president has imposed a lockdown, all schools were closed on June 7, 2021 for forty-two days. Hopefully if the condition improves the schools will reopen on July 19, 2021.

Challenges:

Covid-19 has disturbed the learning process too much

  1. It has interfered with the school calendar
  2. It has created fear and uncertainty among all the community
  3. All the fund you have sent has been exhausted

Recommendations:

  1. Mentorship will be carried on to encourage our girls during this pandemic
  2. Money for school fees for next term which shall begin in September 2021.

 ACTIVITY REPORT ON PATIENT WITH NODDING SYNDROME

The project aims to help people in need. Since the patients with nodding have been identified and are being help with food items, we have managed to distribute food items and others – three times. The first time was in November 2020, second time in February 2021 and third time was on June 8, 2021. The total household was twenty (20)

Challenges:

  1. Two of the patients died, from Omuny-bul; and from Laraba.
  2. During this Covid-19 the movement to visit the patients is very difficult

Recommendations:

  1. Replacement for the two patients who died
  2. More funds for purchasing food items for them

Conclusion:

We wish to extend our appreciation to the River Fund Team in U.S.A and our donors on the GlobalGiving who are helping the River Fund members in Kitgum District to make it possible to help the needy girls’ education and nodding patients.

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The River Fund

Location: Sebastian, Florida - USA
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Project Leader:
Jaya Canterbury-Counts
Executive Director
Sebastian, Florida Uganda
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