FERALA SITED WITH SISTERS AT AT STEP MOTHERS HOME
Kagumu Development Organization is hereby appreciating all their donors who have so far risen to this project of support to 320 orphans with improved goats. Special appreciation goes to Mr. Daniel Cox and M/s Naveen Kumar for their financial contribution to the project. This is therefore report number three of the project submitted to Global Giving for all stakeholders consumption. The report indicates the progress of the project for the last quarter with financial and moral support from the community. Due to limited resources coupled with the overwhelming number of OVCs, the organization provides limited support and some OVCs still continue living in difficult situation that exposes them to a lot of vulnerability like child labour, early sex and marriages among others. Current status The following activities were implemented in this quarter:
1. Mobilized parish, sub county local leaders and technocrats, and conducted meeting with them advocating and lobbying them to integrate activities to support OVCs their work plan and budgets. In the meeting stakeholders pledged to integrate activities to support OVCs in National agricultural advisory services (NAADS) which is the current poverty alleviation programme in Uganda. Sub county official pledged to provide goats to at least 4 households with OVC in each parish.
2. Offered psychosocial therapy and support to 15 orphans where dropping out of school. Due to meager resources, the organization doesn’t not comprehensive support to OVCs. 15 of our OVCs were dropping out of school. When the organization realized this, the OVC project officer mobilized these orphans, counseled them and they returned to school.
3. Mobilized and trained 45 orphans in life skills management and income generation activities
4. Visited 45 orphans in 15 primary schools and 5 in secondary schools
5. Conducted supervision and monitoring to 14 families with our orphans
1. The organization is faced with limited funding to support her orphans and vulnerable children.
2. There is still high expectation form OVCS and their families. Because of this, some guardians are losing hope.
3. The project is taking long to make an impact due to limited resources for the project 3. There is high expectation form both the orphans and guardians from the project. Some guardians and orphans pay less attention to project Recommendation All development partners are requested to help organization to fundraise resources to implement this project in order to realize impact.
Testimony from the beneficiary
Ferala Jacob was born in 1999 and is now a 13 year old boy whose parents (KAUTA SULAIMAN and NAKIRYA JESCA) who died when he was 4 years. The responsibility to care for this boy was taken over by the step mother who is HIV/AIDS positive. There is limited household income in her household and because of that Ferala was forced to undergo child labour. KADO located him in Kadama bus and tax stage selling roasted chicken to travelers. The business he was engaged min was for business men and he was paid meager wedge that could not even support the sick step m other. During interaction with Ferala Jacob, he narrate that he was selling chicken because his parents died and he was staying with his step mother who was very poor. He said the step mother sent him to the stage to be working for people at the stage to get what to eat. He said at times he used not to go home because he was coming from far and the work could go up to 10.00pm at the night. He said when work could go up to 10.00 pm; he used to sleep in the corridors of the shops. He said that the world is so hard for him because at the 13 years he would be at school in primary seven but due to the fact that he has to support his step mother and himself could not manage to meet both school and domestic requirements. This boy was used as another living story of what many orphans and vulnerable children and their guardians are undergoing in the community and what KADO is trying to address. KADO provided psychosocial therapy and also supported Ferala Jacob with an indigenous goat and currently is at school in primary five under Universal Primary Education programme.
FERALA JACOB SITED AND SISTER PULLING HIS GOAT
FERALA JACOB SITED WITH SISTERS