On 21 April 2013, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization-KIRUCODO reached out with Humanitarian aid basic materials to over 60 needy elderly people in Kalangaalo Sub-County, Singo County, Mityana District Uganda. The Humanitarian aid material was provided by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas congregation through their Pastor Dr. Landon Shultz. This is the second time when this church is extending its humanitarian assistance specifically to the Elderly people. Items such as Soap, sugar, salt, match boxes, tea-leaves were distributed. You can have a look at the first distribution we carried out in Kikandwa villages. This is the first time for KIRUCODO to extend its services to a distance of over 50 miles from its areas of operations in Mukono district.
The current Rain Water harvesting Tanks installations in three rural primary schools is being supported by the funds accumulated from last year’s Global Giving online winter holiday Fundraising Drive. The three tanks are being constructed at the following schools below which are currently at the completion phase:
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Here’s an excerpt:
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Report on Funds Raised from 2012 Summer Global Giving Fundraising Drive for SUPPORT US TO SEND BEES TO WORK AS WE KEEP LOCAL FARMERS’ CHILDREN IN CLASS THAN MAKING THEM (CHILDREN) WORK AS THEY MISS THEIR CLASSES
The slogan SUPPORT US TO SEND BEES TO WORK AS WE KEEP LOCAL FARMERS’ CHILDREN IN CLASS THAN MAKING THEM (CHILDREN) WORK AS THEY MISS THEIR CLASSES was used for the Global Giving Fundraising Drive aimed at raising funds to donate 250 beehives and basic beekeeping materials to 50 selected local farmers with children in Primary schools in and around Kikandwa villages in order to help establish Commercial Micro Beekeeping Enterprises (CMBE) so to be able to meet the educational needs of their children as well as training them in practical beekeeping for self sustenance (http://wp.me/pHagH-cw)
GIFT CERTIFICATION FOR TWAM-BLUEBONNET HILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH SPONSORED SKILLS DEVELOPMENT EQUIPMENT DONATION
KIRUCODO is please to inform you that the customs and shipment expenses for the skills development equipment donation from Tools With a Mission (TWAM) of UK has been paid for by Blue Bonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas, USA. We sincerely thank the ENTIRE congregation of the above named church led by Pastor Dr. Landon Shultz. Further, we thank TWAM for donating all the equipment. We were informed that the container is already in Uganda and once it gets cleared at the customs then we shall have the equipment collected from TWAM warehouse here in Uganda ready for business. For your information, below is the Gift Certification from Tools With A Mission (TWAM)
|Tools with a Mission|
|2 Bailey Close Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate Ipswich IP2 0UD|
|Tel +44 (0)1473 210220 Fax +44 (0)1473 210293 email: email@example.com|
|Company No. 5114575 Charity Number 1104903|
|Delivery Address:||Kikandwa Rural Communities||Date:||Aug-12|
|494 Kikandwa Village|
|Contact:||Robert Kibaya||TWAM Order No:||2012|
|This is to certify that the goods detailed in the above packing list in this consignment|
|are all a free gift from Tools With A Mission. There is no foreign currency exchange.|
BE READY TO DONATE TO THIS PROJECT ON GLOBAL GIVING PLATFORM FROM NOVEMBER 26TH 2012 BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK http://globalgiving.org/projects/school-roofwater-storage-project-kikandwa-uganda
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These decisions have not only to answer the urgent and burning issues we are currently facing, but have also to integrate the challenges of the future. Research, innovation and policies are expected to provide answers or solutions to current problems where they can.
The three main themes of The Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) are:
- Foresight for Impact- Matching research priorities to future development needs
- Partnerships for impact
- Capacity development for impact
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