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Mukono District NGO Network APPRECIATED Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) for its Community Development Projects

Today, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) has been appreciated by the Mukono District NGO Network for its Community Development Projects.

This could not be so possible without the Support of all of you our Partners, Volunteers and Friends. We appreciate so much all your continued  Support towards our Organization and God Bless you all.

Yours

Robert Kibaya (Executive Director) on behalf of the Entire KIRUCODO Executive Committee; Staffs and all Members

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 57 trips to carry that many people.

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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)

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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2013 in review for Rural Africa Facts Blog

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

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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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KEY TO GOOD INFORMATION ACCESS, PERCEPTION, ANALYSIS, SHARING AND BEFORE UTILIZATION

On March 02, 2012 an article on “18 Budaka Pupils eat rat poison mistaking it for glucose” was published in New Vision local news paper here in Uganda.

For the purpose of this blog post, I have only tried to capture parts of sections to help in my personal analysis in reference to the subject as follows below:

Eighteen pupils of Namirembe Boarding primary school in the eastern district of Budaka were admitted to Budaka health center after eating rat poison mistaking it for glucose.

According to the deputy head teacher, Robert Mukasa, a P2 pupil Cryspus Looki on Tuesday carried the rat poison from his grandmother’s home.

“This boy stays with his grandmother who had bought powdered poison to kill the rats in the house but placed it within reach of children. In the morning the boy placed the box of poison in his bag and went to school while the grandmother was still asleep,” Mukasa said.

“During break time the boy got out his box and started licking it and his classmates begged him for some and he shared it with 17 of his classmates,” he said.

 The number would have been bigger than that but what saved others was one boy who saw the box had a label with pictures of rats and informed the teachers that his friends had eaten poison,” Mukasa said.

He said that shock gripped the school and teachers called an assembly to identify those who had eaten the rat poison and took them to the school clinic where they were given anti-poison charcoal tablets as first aid.

Namirembe boarding primary school clinic nurse, Janet Hope Higenyi confirmed that all the 18 children ate poison and she gave them Ant Poison charcoal tablets before referring them to Budaka health Centre.

Right, from the above sections, we learn a number of things as listed below:

The grandmother had all the good information about the rats poison she had bought but never shared the same to her grandson.

The rats in the house don’t have any information about the poison the grandmother had bought so the grand mother had all the chances to utilize this concept to get advantage of them.

The grandson like the rats had no right information about what the grandmother had bought so he instead mistaken it for another good product and never bothered to analyze carefully all the information about the product.

The 17 pupils at school, perceived information about the product their friend had carried with him. I suspect, some used their eyes to see and others used their ears to learn of the product. The 17 pupils were equally like Cryspus (the grandson) who only used their eyes and ears and just a very small fraction of their brain and never to carryout a critical analysis.

The anonymous BOY who saw the box with pictures of rats really saved so many. This boy, I suspect he used his ears, eyes and brain to carefully analyze the information about the product before deciding to consume it. His analysis was, this might be poison because of the rat pictures and surely it was poison.

Right, in conclusion, we need to:

  1. Carefully analyze the information we receive whether it is the correct information.
  2. We need to involve others to help us in analyzing the information we receive because different people have different expertise.
  3. We need to report the information which is not useful or which might lead us to mistakes or danger.
  4. We need to share information very fast as it might help to save our lives.
  5. Action need to be taken faster in case of any news about bad information being disseminated and those involved need to be interrogated there and then to know all the details about the source and level of effect.

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A POTENTIAL STRATEGY FOR MEETING RURAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION’S FUNDRAISING NEEDS; SYSTEMATIC APPROACH BASED ON THE SKILLS GAINED FROM CTA REGIONAL WEB 2.0 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

By Robert Kibaya, Executive Director,  Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization – KIRUCODO  www.krcdevorg.weebly.com 

This presentation below was made during the CTA-RUFORUM Open Space Session for recent Expert Consultation – Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Practices in Agricultural and Rural Organizations which took place in Uganda at Imperial Royale Hotel from 21st – 22nd November 2011. 

Robert Kibaya Presenting during the open space session

Robert Kibaya Presenting during the open space session

Presentation In considering my situation and as a young graduate right from the university, founding and managing an organizationwith very limited financial resources has been the biggest challenge! The Internet provides access to resources and information, but it can also provide a platform for working in collaboration with other people and organizations. The applications for collaboration and communication on the web (social media) have evolved from simple e-mail person to person transactions, to advanced tools for working in distributed groups using multimedia and complex databases for advanced project management techniques. Social media software applications that facilitate the interactions of working groups foster collaboration in the group and make processes more efficient and productive. With groupware you can provide group members with more options for obtaining, changing and sharing knowledge within the group, especially if you need to work with groups that are geographically distributed and cannot meet frequently in person.

Personal Practical Application of web 2.0 to meet major Organization needs

Before I move on, I SINCERELY THANK CTA for giving me a chance to participate in one of its regional Web 2.0 training opportunities in Uganda 

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  and for again providing me with a scholarship to attend a United Nations Institute for Training and Research E-Learning  Course in Innovative Collaboration for Development. CTA Web 2.0 learning opportunity introduced me to Groupware applications which support Communication, Conferencing and Collaboration. Though Blogging was not understood to me, at the moment I own a blog which has helped in my Organization’s fundraising campaigns as you can have a look at this particular Post  Though I had previously created a LinkedIn account, I had no idea of turning it into a fundraising platform but due to the skills I gained during training, the same has pulled a scholastic material donation for a rural community school in Kikandwa village of over 300 pupils. The Facebook organization Group which actually created during the Web 2.0 training, has so far pulled scholastic material donation to be distributed to three schools of over 1200 pupils as per these confirmation letter and as per request message to facebook group indicate. Other opportunities have come up such as Equipment Donation for our Skills Development Centre from Work Aid International among others. It is now a challenge though a very big opportunity that the organization is rapidly growing and this year has been considered for Special Status with Economic and Social of the UN Lastly, Improved Reputation, Content Generation and Issue Awareness, Increased Relevant Visitor Traffic and Page Rankings are key issues in a successful online fundraising at Social Media platforms.

I thank you

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