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March 2014 Bluebonnet Hills Humanitarian Aid to Elderly & Widows

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On 26th March, 2014, we reached to over 70 elderly people and widows with basic home-use humanitarian assistance. The aid was provided by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA through their Pastor Dr.Landon Shultz and was distributed by KIRUCODO staffs to the above mentioned categories of people in Kikandwa and Kibiribiri Villages. We are so thankful for Bluebonnet Hills’assistance to the elderly and widows.

Below is what happened in pictures:

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A Cage with 22 Chicks was yesterday Delivered to Kibiribiri C/U Primary school (Sponsored by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas)

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This year Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) with assistance from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas, USA initiated  Small-Scale Commercial Caged Poultry Keeping for supporting Poor Rural Child Education and Nutrition needs

For the passed week, activities have been going on as reflected in this Blog Post and yesterday we were able to deliver a cage with a total of 22 One-Month old Kuroiler chicks to Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary school. The cage is attached to selected needy pupils in the school and they are supposed to learn how to keep the chicken in the cage and thereafter each of the pupils will be given his or her own cage with a total of 30 chicks. With this project, a pupil will be able to save not less than $2 a day; totaling to $60 a month which is just enough to cater for his or her education needs as well as feeding.

Based on the above, a donor can extend a life time donation to a needy child worthy $1,000 and this will be enough to have the cage fabricated as well as catering for the chicks till they begin to lay eggs. Once they begin to lay eggs, the kid will not need any additional financial support as he or she can maintain the day today expenses though the sale of poultry products such as eggs, incubated chicks, and off-layers.

Below are some of the photos we captured on delivering the Cage to Kibiribiri C/U Primary school.

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Calling on you to vote for my Blog for the YoBloCo Award

Blooding for Caged Poultry keeping to support Education needs of rural poor primary school children

Blooding for Caged Poultry keeping to support Education needs of rural poor primary school children

Hello friends, my blog was approved for the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition. I call upon you to help vote and comment on the same Blog for the YoBloCo Award. Here is a link to my submitted blog where you can go and cast your vote as well as commenting on it http://www.yobloco.info/submission/536/rural-africa-facts.

For your vote to be valid, you need to vote for a second blog of your choice from this list http://www.yobloco.info/submission?filter=individual

Lastly, below are the guidelines on how to vote:

(1) Select your 2 favourite blogs by clicking on the “Vote” check-box (in orange); you have to select two blogs;

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Donate now to support our ongoing Computer Training classes in Poor Rural Primary Schools

Pupils of Kikandwa C/U Primary attend their first computer Lesson

Pupils of Kikandwa C/U Primary attend their first computer Lesson

Donate by following this LINK

  • $10 Can support 2 pupils to attend computer lessons for three months (an academic term)
  •  $25 Can support 5 pupils to attend computer lessons for three months (an academic term)
  •  $50 Can support 10 pupils to attend computer lessons for three months (an academic term)
  •  $100 Can support 20 pupils to attend computer lessons for three months (an academic term)
  •  $150 Can support 30 pupils to attend computer lessons for three months (an academic term)
  •  $200 Can support 40 pupils to attend computer lessons for three months (an academic term)
  •  $500 Can support 100 pupils to attend computer lessons for three months (an academic term)
  •  $1,500 Can support 100 pupils to attend computer lessons for nine months (an academic year)

Progress on Small-Scale Commercial Caged Poultry Keeping for supporting Poor Rural Child Education and Nutrition needs.

Cage Fabrication, Brooding and Training in Poultry keeping basics

Cage Fabrication, Brooding and Training in Poultry keeping basics

The initial implementation of this project (Small-Scale Commercial Caged Poultry Keeping for supporting Poor Rural Child Education and Nutrition needs) is being supported by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas USA under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Landon S. A couple of activities have been carried out for the past two weeks which include:

(1) Delivering of 52 one-day old chicks into the brooder setup in one of the rooms of our office in Kikandwa village.
(2) Training of school representatives and KIRUCODO staffs into professional poultry keeping basics by a consultant with the utilization of CTA donated publications on poultry keeping and management.
(3) The fabrication of the two cages each with two levels started on a week ago and work will be done towards the end of this week.

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Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School Pupils, Teachers and Community (Sponsored by Bluebonnet Hills and NetSquared)

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Last year, we submitted a project (Computer Training For Poor Rural Primary Schools) to the Global Giving Winter Fundraising drive and we were able to attract cash donations worthy $150 from three donors under NetSquared global network. Our target was to raise $1,500 to support 50 pupils in each of the two schools we had selected for three academic terms (three months for each academic term). After deducting Global Giving charges, the remaining funds were wired on to our Organization account here in Uganda.

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Small-Scale Commercial Caged Poultry Keeping for supporting Poor Rural Child Education and Nutrition needs.

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For all the past years, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) has been soliciting educational support for poor rural community children and so far over 2500 children have been reached at. Based on the survey carried out by the Organization, it has been discovered that there is a need to empower students/pupils through simple innovative agricultural income generating activities that can enable them raise funds to cater for the financial challenges they face which include feeding, clothing, medical, sanitary for girls, scholastic material, among others.

In brief; our business idea is to empower students/pupils with entrepreneur skills in poultry farming to enable them raise funds for supporting the financial challenges they face in obtaining quality education. Our business products are universally acceptable organic products of the Kuroiler chicken spices. At least 20 hens and 2 cocks per student plus 20 hens and 2 cocks per teacher will be the business start-up kit. Poultry cage rearing provides the student and teacher with a manageable system for learning the management of the bird and its eggs production with a less labour high yield farming as a business principle.

At least three-quarters of the produced fertilized eggs will be sold in order to help meet the student’s financial obligations and part of the income saved for sustainability and expansion purpose. The remaining fertilized eggs will be hatched and the chicks brood to give to others students to expand the stock.

Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas USA is supporting the first two cages under this arrangement for the purpose of training the first batch of selected teachers, pupils and key community local farmers in Kikandwa villages. Updates on all the developments in regard to this project will from time to time be published on this blog.

Bluebonnet Hills Humanitarian Assistance to the Elderly and widows on 14th Jan 2014

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On 14th January 2014, KIRUCODO staffs and volunteers distributed Humanitarian assistance to over 60 elderly people and widows in Kikandwa villages. The assistance was provided by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas USA through Pastor Doctor Landon Shultz and comprised of soap for washing clothes, sugar, maize flour, packet of matchboxes, and iodized salt . We thank Bluebonnet Hills for all the great and continuous humanitarian assistance that they do extend to our communities. This was reported on in the Bukedde News Paper of 16th January 2014. God bless you. Below is the whole exercise in pictures

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2013 in review for Rural Africa Facts Blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

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SUPPORT 2014 KIRUCODO-MAENDELEO MOBILE SOLAR COMPUTER TRAINING LESSONS IN POOR RURAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN MUKONO DISTRICT UGANDA

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VISIT THIS LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR DONATION TODAY

From Febuary 2014, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) in partnership with Maendeleo Foundation Uganda will be extending Mobile Solar Computer classes to Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School and Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary school. Both schools are based in rural communities of Mukono District in Uganda and they lack electricity and a great number of things for proper learning of their pupils. Based on the innovative solar technologies that Maendeleo Foundation Uganda utilizes, the pupils of the two schools will be able to be trained in computer skills right at their respective locations.

By donating $5, you will be able to  help a pupil to attend computer lessons for three months (academic term) or $15 for the entire academic year of three terms. In the first phase of our partnership, we are planning to reach to 50 pupils in each school which total to 100 pupils all together and which will cost a total of $500. The whole academic year (three academic terms) will cost a total of $1,500 If you are interested in supporting this project, just drop us an email at kruralcommunitiesdevorg@yahoo.com and we shall be grateful for your support to help rural poor schools to have access to technology within their vicinity.

Thank you

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Some of the target pupils of our choice. Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School during one of their class lessons
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