Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda

by Kole Intellectual Forum
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda
Liquid soap loaded for distribution
Liquid soap loaded for distribution

A campaign being promoted by Kole Intellectual Forum in Kole District, Northern Uganda

As the world struggles to cope with a new disease, one of the most effective tools to prevent its spread is also one of the most basic. Hand hygiene has never been more critical, not only to combat COVID-19, but to prevent a range of other infections. Yet, nearly six months since the onset of the pandemic, the most vulnerable communities and public places around the world continue to lack access to basic hand hygiene.

“According to our latest data got from World Health Organization states that: the majority of people in the least developed countries are at immediate risk of COVID-19 infection due to a lack of hand hygiene facilities. In the 60 highest-risk countries, the report says, 2 out of 3 people – 1 billion people in total – lack basic hand washing facilities with soap and water at home of which about half are children.

In the same report, it is also noted that: “All too often, schools, clinics, hospitals and other public spaces also lack hand hygiene facilities, putting children, teachers, patients and health workers at risk. Globally, 2 in 5 health care facilities do not have hand hygiene at points of care.

In relation to this revelation: Kole Intellectual Forum, that is a fact finding Community Based Organization; although with inadequate resources to procure and support all that it takes to promote Hygiene in Kole District Northern Uganda; the organization has identified public places (Public offices) and Health Centers and it has started intervening in them by providing to them liquid soap with expectation of saving lives of many people who come to them from COVID-19; by donating to them liquid soap, team of the organization are informing the beneficiaries to use the liquid soap for cleaning the health Centers, public offices and use part of it for washing hands since most of them have hand-wash facilities.

Office Kole Intellectual Forum: Distribution point
Office Kole Intellectual Forum: Distribution point
Consignment being received in different offices
Consignment being received in different offices
Another public Kole Local Government office got it
Another public Kole Local Government office got it
Distributed to finance office: Kole District
Distributed to finance office: Kole District
Office of DHO also received it
Office of DHO also received it
Office of Chief Administrative officer recieved
Office of Chief Administrative officer recieved
Production office recieved
Production office recieved
Engineering Department
Engineering Department
Visiting and donating Liquid soap to Health center
Visiting and donating Liquid soap to Health center
Org's students visited & donated soap 2 H. center
Org's students visited & donated soap 2 H. center
Consignment being offloaded at Health Center
Consignment being offloaded at Health Center
Consignment at the store Health Centers
Consignment at the store Health Centers

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The staff discussed the core values of trust
The staff discussed the core values of trust

Kole Intellectual Forum is ranked among the top most effective and efficient Nonprofit Organizations on the Crowd funding platform of GlobalGiving because of the Fundamental trust. Explore through the GlobalGiving platform to see the truth, Empower a Girl: Fight Rights & COVID-19 in Uganda, link on GlobalGiving projects at:  

https://www.globalgiving.org/search/?size=25&nextPage=1&sortField=sortorder&loadAllResults=true

After Kole Intellectual Forum through their team of promoters learning that: trust is the foundation for building strong teams, creating a positive work culture, and producing results at their organizational workplace;  and having understood that, the cost of not having trust in the workplace or a culture of trust in workplace can delay organizational development; because of that: the team of promoters assumed that, if they put in place trust, the community of the organization will start to take ownership of their responsibilities, help one another out, speak highly of one another, communicate more often, and tend to be more productive. Eight carefully developed and analyzed core values to build trust in the organization were put in place, distributed, discussed and up dated with the community of the organization since the establishment of the organization and these include:

  1. Listen more than you speak. ...
  2. Solicit and act on feedback. ...
  3. Show appreciation to each other every day. ...
  4. Empower your team by trusting them first. ...
  5. Encourage coaching. ...
  6. Practice consistency. ...
  7. Focus on nonverbal communication and soft skills. ...
  8. Create an inclusive culture.

Besides that: the organization has also equated transparency; respect for everyone; team work;caring for one another; and building moral trust as an additional organizational core values that organizational team are mandatorily have to observe.

Trust is fundamental - it is a key to success. Kole Intellectual Forum is enforcing it on its project page link at: http://goto.gg/31562

Transparency  in practice to the stakeholders
Transparency in practice to the stakeholders
High and quality production at Home Economics
High and quality production at Home Economics
Trust & Truth reveals: School Van, Uniform & shoes
Trust & Truth reveals: School Van, Uniform & shoes
Caring for one another: meals share with all
Caring for one another: meals share with all
Trust & Truth reveals: workshop established girls
Trust & Truth reveals: workshop established girls
Staff share a moment with students: trust
Staff share a moment with students: trust

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Training of village leaders to fight COVID-19
Training of village leaders to fight COVID-19

“People will continue to suffer if the virus is still around”: A qualitative research conducted by Kole Intellectual Forum in the third week of June 2021 during a 42-day Uganda’s country lockdown and the revealed fact about it to the community of Te-Okole village, Aboke Town Council, Kole District, Northern Uganda on the 6/7/2021 on the experiences they are gaining during COVID-19 pandemic in the country  that: “People will continue to suffer if war against COVID-19 is not launched on the virus”.

With the 42-day lockdown in the pronouncement of the President from the 10/6/2021, the organization feel they cannot sit and do nothing about it; but, in partnership with Kole District Local Government, the organization through their leadership has started to move down to the villages to teach the community about COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures’ measures that need to be followed strictly if we are to fight COVID-19 in Uganda. On the 6/7/2021 from 10:00 am was the day the organization was meeting the leaders of Te-Okole and sent them to do the same to their community

In the advocacy, the organization believes if their communities are empowered with SOPs of COVID-19, they can support the advocate for their needs on behalf of themselves, a function that they assumed is critical to successful emergency response.

To them (Kole Intellectual Forum), they are saying in their research that: there is, ample evidence that, community engagement is fundamental for containing epidemics if a two way communication and accountability is established between the communities at one point and Local Government and Non Government Organization working in the field to fight COVID-19 at another end in Kole District.

Resolutions

In that meeting, it was resolved on that:

  1. Everyone within the village should have and put on face masks when in the public places
  2. Social distance of minimum of 4 meters should always be observed
  3. There must always be frequent hand washing with water and soap when one is visiting                      and leaving new places
  4. Sanitizing of hands and items received should always be in the order.
  5. Reporting of the suspects of the surge to the village health Teams would be one way of giving room for rapid response and  avoid further transmission of the virus
Leaders discuss the resolution
Leaders discuss the resolution
Part of the community of Te-Okole at the meeting
Part of the community of Te-Okole at the meeting

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Technician imparts skills to girls
Technician imparts skills to girls

Kole International Forum like Plan International believes that: education should be available and accessible to all girls and boys. In their view, they pronounced that: every child must be able to access and complete an inclusive, quality pre-primary, primary, secondary and where necessary skill empowerment education in order to meet the Global Goal for education by 2030 (Plan, 2021).

In this version, Kole International Forum because of inadequate and limited resources it has, the organization intends to stand in solidarity with girls and boys across Kole District, Northern Uganda and beyond after sometimes in pursuit of gender equity and tear down the existing barriers of discrimination and prejudice.

In a view of every child is able, in an inclusive education, in two dimensions of girls and boys; Kole Intellectual Forum is empowering girls at one point to service, manage and maintain whatever little resources they acquired and they would be acquiring meaningfully and technically. A technical skill to service, maintain and repair sewing machines has been imparted to the girls at the Institute of Home Economics of Kole Intellectual Forum by the organization’s technician and the girls are generally and individually putting this knowledge into use.

On the hand, in an inclusive education, in another organizational program of youth empowerment project, the organization, in partnership with Voluntary Oversee services (VSO) and Human Technical College, with more of support from donations from the platform of GlobalGIving; the organization has skillfully empowered 12 boys in metal Fabrication to do the same – service, maintain and manage all the resources they have acquired and they would be acquiring.

It is therefore a call to action for radical change since every child is able if he/she access an inclusive education.

Girls servicing & maintaining sewing machines
Girls servicing & maintaining sewing machines
Boys skilled to maintain & service machines
Boys skilled to maintain & service machines

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A motherless child picks the school uniform
A motherless child picks the school uniform

Kole Intellectual Forum is such an Organization that has been pursuing its organizational development by being dedicated to expand its working knowledge to individuals within the society including its target beneficiaries by enhancing and to make more effective organizational performance and change since it started its operations in Uganda in 2016.

The organization has pursed what it takes through action professionally to implement and oversee programs in progress that can increase organizational efficiency, strengthen knowledge and abilities where necessary, improve leadership and maintain the overall health of the organization.

Although, with the emerging of COVID-19, the organization since 2020 is concentrating into the implementation of the program to empower a girl child to fight for her rights and COVID-19 in Uganda; the organization on the other hand, through periodical meetings of its staff, members of Board, and General assembly, reviewing its passed programs; and implement among others what is applicable during this difficult time of COVID-19.

For the case of the young boy above, is one of those beneficiaries of the organizational program of supporting children without mothers, dead or leaving separately from their off springs in Kole District and many of them are falling out of schools because of being without mothers (A research conducted by the organization in 2017 reveals that: children without mothers suffer many instances more than those without fathers). The organization is taking them back to school, especially, those that have fallen out of schools). The boy above has come to the Organizational Institute of Home Economics for the school uniform the organization has bought for him – the one he is putting on. He is from Angic public primary school, Bala sub-County, Kole District, Northern Uganda. Their program is at one time reported to GlobalGiving and is linked at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/will-benefit-75-pupils-of-apedi-and-angic-p-s-1/reports/?subid=138724

Another import program in need to put in place when situation permits (of cause of COVID-19 Uganda lockdown) is for the boys project link at:   https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/progress-report/edit-progress-report.html?project.projId=31562&progressReport.id=137944

Thank you to be counted among these supporter of this noble cause; also if possible tell your friend about it.

The project is linked at: http://goto.gg/31562

Other boys whose program are in the progress
Other boys whose program are in the progress
Girls whose program is on going
Girls whose program is on going

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Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
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