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Progress on Classroom Block Construction at Mother Erinah Junior School

My name is Robert Kibaya, a Ugandan, an Executive Director of Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization and current Executive Chairperson of Mukono District NGO Forum (MUDINFO) of over 150 organizations.

I remember, it was on the evening of 21 October, 2019 when I received a call from a friend requesting me in my capacity as the head of the District NGO Forum to accept to be the chief guest during the briefing ceremony of the Primary Seven (P.7) pupils of Mother Erinah Junior School. The last class for primary education level in Uganda is Primary Seven and it is at this level that qualified pupils sit for their National Primary Leaving Education (PLE).

At around 14:00 on 25th October, 2019, I made it to Mother Erinah Junior School with some scholastic materials to give out to P.7 pupils as per this LINK indicates:

What I saw at Mother Erinah Junior School, was so amazing and I realized that it was very difficult for them to get a high-profile figure to be a chief guest as most of them prefer to associate with well established schools for media coverage. I could not believe the school had over 170 pupils without proper classrooms as you can see:

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When I secretly asked some parents why they preferred the school to others, they gave me the following reasons:

  1. -The school was the best in Bunakijja Parish during 2018 National Primary Leaving Examination.
  2. -The school is managed by qualified and hardworking teachers.
  3. -The school management relates well with the parents and it serves the needs of the poor children.

It was a very touching experience and when I came back, I decided to reach-out to some friends for assistance towards classroom construction at Mother Erinah Junior School. It took me again some months before a friend in Austin Texas under Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church mobilized some funds which we utilized to construct a classroom block up to this level below.

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Lastly, more financial support is still needed to have this work done and we call on for your great assistance at this critical moment. In case you have anything to offer, please get in contact with me at: robkib@gmail.com

Thank you

We request for your support for Mother Erinah Junior School

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Schools like this are never visited by high profile figures so we take the opportunity to do so and encourage children to stay focused and never to give up with their education.

Last Friday, we had good time at Mother Erinah Junior School as we wished children success in their upcoming national exams.

As you can see, we need shoes, scholastic material and infrastructure development support. Remember, this was the best school at last year’s National Primary Leaving Examination in Bunakijja Parish, Mukono District, Uganda.

You are Invited to participate in the upcoming Agritech4Dev Global Twitter Chat

1TOPIC: How can we make use of web2.0 and Social Media Technologies to promote youth Agribusiness Ventures?

DATE: 11th April 2019;

TIME: 06:00pm to 07:00pm (East Africa Time); 08:00am to 09:00am(PDT); 05:00pm to 06:00pm (EET); 05:00pm to 06:00pm (CEST); 04:00pm to 05:00pm (West Africa Time); 08:30pm to 09:30pm (IST)

OFFICIAL TAGS: #Agritech4Dev; #AgribusinessUg

OFFICIAL PARTNERS MENTION: @CTAflash; @GodanSec; @BishopStuartUni; @bsu_incubator; @MastercardFdn @NetSquared; @TechSoup; @web2fordev; @YouthsInTechUg

INTRODUCTION:
Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source internet-based applications and services designed to enhance on-line collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost at all. These new online technologies known as Web2.0 and Social Media applications enable people to collaborate, to create, share and publish information.

According to FAO’s Rural Youth and Young Farmers report, opportunities for learning practical skills in agriculture, better rural living, and income-generating activities are extremely limited. For youth and young farmers, access to production resources, credit and employment is almost non-existent in most countries.

This Agritech4Dev Global Twitter Chat will discuss and bring to the attention of Agribusiness Entrepreneurs the availability of web2.0 technologies and how they can be utilized to promote and market a youth-led Agribusiness Venture quickly, cheaply and efficiently.

Lastly, this Agritech4Dev Global Twitter Chat is Organized by Youths In Technology and Development (www.yitedev.org) and Bishop Stuart University (www.bsu.ac.ug) in collaboration with: CTA (www.cta.int); GODAN (www.godan.info); NetSquared (www.netsquared.org); Master Card Foundation (https://mastercardfdn.org/) and TechSoup Global (www.techsoup.org)

Pens Donation Distribution to Bunakijja Church of Uganda Primary School (from Mr. David Dartnall of UK, Ms. Joyce Young of USA and Pens for Kids of Dublin, Ireland)

IMG_0136Last Friday on 06 July 2018, we distributed pens donated from Mr. David Dartnall of UK, Ms. Joyce Young of USA and Pens for Kids of Dublin, Ireland to pupils of Bunakijja Church of Uganda Primary School. Below are some of the photos taken during the distribution.

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Another Pen Donation from David Dartnall of United Kingdoms

IMG_9960Last week, we received a packet of donated pens from Mr. David Dartnall of United Kingdom. Again, the pens are going to be distributed this week to one of the poorest rural primary school in Mukono District. Watch this space for more updates. Thank you

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Donation of Pens from Pens for Kids Charity of Dublin, Ireland

IMG_9969Some days back we received a packet of donated pens from Pens for Kids Charity of Dublin, Ireland. The pens are going to be distributed this week to one of the poorest rural primary school in Mukono District. Watch this space for more updates. Thank you

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Thank you Ms. Joyce Young for the Packet of Pens

IMG_7803We thank you Ms. Joyce Young for the Packet of assorted pens you sent to our Organization. The pens will be distributed to school children once schools reopen up for 2018 academic year.

We don’t know you and we are not sure if you are on any of our online platforms! If any member on here knows her, please pass on this communication to her so to be able to know that we received her donation and we are very much grateful for her big and caring heart. Lastly, you are all welcome to support our Education Program.

Distribution of Scholastic Material Donation to over 300 pupils of Sittankya Primary School.

Good4Children attending school in Rural Communities of Uganda face a great number of challenges like: lack of materials to use at school, lack of food, walking long distances, lack of clean and safe water, among others.

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Reaching out to poor rural community schools with scholastic materials is one of the key activities of Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

On 25th October 2017, we reached out to over 300 children of Sittankya Primary School with scholarship materials like: Pens, Pencils, Exercise Books and Mathematical Geometry Sets. This donation was sponsored by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas under the leadership of Pastor Landon.

Lastly, we still need more support and feel free to contact us with a donation of any kind and we shall be able to reach out to as many needy schools as possible.

Watch Video One

Watch Video Two

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Bluebonnet Scholastic Material Distribution to Sir. Apollo Kaggwa (Buwaali) Primary School

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Last Friday the 03rd of March, 2017, we reached out to over 200 pupils of Sir. Apollo Kaggwa Primary School Kawaali with scholastic materials. The materials were donated by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA. 

During our visit to the school, we discovered that the school had fewer streams to accommodate all the seven classes of pupils. Because of this, some classes were sharing a classroom as you can see below. Again, we discovered that Primary One (P.1) class of children of less than 5years was IN A VERY SORRY STATE as you can watch this VIDEO and we call on your support to help this school in terms of infrastructure development.

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To catch up with what happened, please watch this VIDEO and the photo slideshow below.

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Distribution of Bluebonnet Hills Scholarstic material to New Hope Primary School-Nkokonjeru

for-Blog-MainOn 28th April, 2016 we reached out to New Hope Primary School-Nkokonjeru with scholastic materials to over 700 children. The donation was provided by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin USA and it was distributed by Youths In Technology and Development (YITEDEV) members under the supervision of Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

KIRUCODO and YITEDE are working towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 of ensuring inclusive and Quality Education for all and promoting lifelong learning.

You can watch this VIDEO to see what happened during the distribution.

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