| Jul 12, 2023
Quarterly Activity Report
I would like to thank the entire team of Community Concerns Uganda Initiative for the great work delivered during this first quarter of the year. Our partners and donors who have continued giving and have made it possible for the projects to be implemented, thank you so much; your continuing support makes all of our work possible, and on behalf of the CCUg staff and the women and children we serve, we thank you very much for your generosity and pray that you will keep up with the spirit of giving. I thank the Executive Board of Trustees together with the advisory team for the advice and follow up on our work; we are indeed grateful. Not forgetting the members that we are serving, thank you for being available and allowing us to serve you.
- The CCUg Managing Director attended the Mayuge NGO Network Coordination Meeting at Mayuge District where we were encouraged to engage government officials to monitor our activities and to include them in our budget. We were also encouraged to financially support the national celebrated days of recognition, such as Women’s Day and The Day of the African Child.
- We wrote and submitted four proposals to different funding organisations.
- We had a Board meeting to approve working documents, including the budget and 2023 Annual Work Plan
- The following groups increased membership in Q1: Bakusekamajja grew from 38 to 41, Magamaga from 38 to 60, Wabulungu from 41 to 53, Bugodi from 15 to 22, Bukoli from 44 to 52, Kyebajjatobona from 24 to 26 and Mununuzi from 25 to 27.
- The majority of their businesses had improved and their saving and borrowing was good compared to the first quarter of last year.
- Their time management has greatly improved.
- Membership decreased in the Wairaka group, which went from from 74 to 49 members.
- About 42 members were unable to save the minimum amount of Ugx 10,000 per month due to the slowness in their businesses.
- The two Nakalanga groups active in 2022 were disbanded in Q1 2023 due to continued defaults in loan repayment.
- We enrolled a total of 66 adult learners who are school dropouts and young mothers from Wairasa and Ntinkalu villages. Tailoring enrollments include 25 students from Wairasa and seven from Ntinkalu; hairdressing enrollments include 26 students from Wairasa and eight from Ntinkalu.
- Procured 12 new sewing machines inorder to accommodate the increased number of tailoring students.
This is a project that is funded by Elevate Partners for Education.
We conducted data collection from 30 schools for endline survey of the Positive Deviance project in Mayuge District:
Bute Primary School, Lugolole Primary School, Baitambogwe Primary School,
Nakasuwa Primary School, Buyugi Primary School, Bukaleba Primary School, Lwanika Primary School,
Luubu Primary School, Mabirizi Primary School, Wambete Primary School, Buwolya Primary School,
Bwiwula Primary School, Mbaale Primary School, Sagitu Primary School, Nakidubuli Primary School,
Maleka Primary School,Mitimito Primary School, Bugade Primary School, Bukizibu Primary School,
Bukatabira Primary School, Mutagisa Primary School, Bwonda Primary School, Nango primary school,
St.Babra Namadhi, Mayuge Town Council Primary School, Maina Primary School, Wamulongo Primary
School, Wabulungu Primary School, Ntikalu Primary School
- Scattered households in remote locations encountered logistics roadblocks because the transport allowance provided was not sufficient to cover the travel costs of the supervisor and volunteers.
- Some of the children were not at home when visits took place, so the volunteers had to wait for them which consumed some of their allotted project time.
Some homes had transferred to unknown locations and hence were not interviewed.
Menstrual Health Management
This is a project that was implemented in Lugolole Primary School. We conducted health education which focused on bodily changes and menstrual hygiene management.
- We taught students from Lugolole Primary School about body changes and menstrual hygiene management.
- We collected data from 60 students from Lugolole Primary School to assess the knowledge of their parents about menstrual hygiene management
- We taught 60 students and 5 teachers from Lugolole Primary School how to make reusable pads. These 60 will be teaching the skill to other students.
- We gave materials for making reusable pads to the health club formed at the school. This will allow them to continue with the project.