Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Cloth Home-Made Masks for the less privileges

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Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, new strange laws are beginning to be put in force and one of them is this one below:

“It has finally been gazetted. Failure to wear a mask while in a Public place is actually a criminal offence.

Section 6(1)(b) as read with section 11 of the Regulations. If found guilty you can be liable to a fine of 20,000/= or imprisonment for 6 months or both. Failure to wear a mask in a public or private transport and public transport operators Section 5(4) must wear mask.”

Currently, majority of people have no access to masks and again to many they are expensive. This has created panic to less privileged groups who actually make up the majority.

After realizing all the challenges and with the utilization of basic tailoring skills acquired from TPR Development Center- Pollination Funded project, Florence started to produce masks for the vulnerable in communities around Mukono District.

Request to respond to this survey: Impact of youths rural-urban migration on the agricultural sector

To respond to the survey, visit up this Link: https://bit.ly/2mgCWSm

IMG_20181221_085708Evidence has shown that majority of the population in most rural areas in Africa are small scale farmers providing food for human consumption and raw materials for export and manufacturing industries. Nearly two thirds (64%) of the working population engaged in subsistence agriculture and close to 80% of all households involved in agriculture. Statistics also indicates that more rural households participate in agriculture at 90% compared to their urban counterparts at 46%. The number of young migrants increased from 23.2 million in 1990 to 28.2 million in 2013 (UNICEF, 2014). According to FAO’s 2016 conceptual framework on addressing rural youth migration at its root causes at household level, young members may move to work elsewhere as part of the household’s risk diversification strategy but also in response to the household’s expectation of higher returns in the future or to personal aspirations.

This survey aims at collecting views from different stakeholders/ individuals around the world on why youths rural-urban migration and its impact on agriculture.

The survey results will be utilized by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO), Youths In Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV) and partners to develop informed interventions aiming at attracting more youths into the Agricultural sector for poverty eradication. Follow this link (https://bit.ly/2mgCWSm) to respond to the survey.

Utilize your compound space to grow food for your family

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Today we harvested from our compound. What do you plant on your compound? Do you know that your compound space can provide enough food for your family. We now have food enough for four days. Food security in homes especially here in Africa can be possible if everyone in his or her own capacity can be a producer of food. #SDG2

KIRUCODO and YITEDEV Exhibited Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS) at MUDINFO Annual Exhibition

IMG_0916Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) and Youths In Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV) showcased their Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS) during Mukono District NGO Forum (MUDINFO) annual exhibition in October from 18th -20th October 2018 at Mukono District Headquarters. The 2BSCRS uses only three small firewood pieces to cook for 5 hours and 1kg of charcoal for 15 hours. Below is how it looked like in photos.

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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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GET LEAD OF ANTIBIOTICS BY MIX MEDICINAL PLANTS AND GRASSES IN DRINKING WATER OF YOUR BIRDS

IMG_20180608_112356IMG_20180608_104519Avoid as much as possible to use antibiotics when raising birds organically. Antibiotics get deposited into the birds’ bodies and when you feed on such a bird, you are likely to develop complications such as cancer, etc.

We always crash leaves of medicinal plants and grasses and mix it in the water we serve our birds. This boosts the immunity of our birds and help them always to stay health and free from disease.

Look at the photo slideshow and see how we do it.

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Distribution of Humanitarian Assistance to the Elderly and Widows in Kikandwa Villages

IMG_9536Today 25th May 2018 from 11:00am, we have reached out to over 60 elderly and widows in Kikandwa villages with basic humanitarian assistance. This assistance was donated by Bluebonnet Christians of Austin, Texas USA under the leadership of Dr. Landon. The donation comprised of: Soap, Sugar, Salt, Match boxes, Tea leaves and maize flour.

On the other note, we congratulate Dr. Landon for his PHD award and we pray to God to continue blessing Him.

God Bless you all

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Experience Sharing after one month using Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves

Good3On 15th of April 2018 YITEDEV and KIRUCODO carried out a mass distribution of Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves (2BCCROST) to over 100 women in Bunakijja, Lugazi and Namaliri villages. This project is currently supported by SUN24 of Florida USA.

On 13th May, 2018, we reached out to a total of four respondents who are currently using the Rocket Cooking Stoves and their feedback was given based on usage experience.

The bigger stove (6-inch diameter hole) seemed to be much better than the small (4-inch stove) in efficiency and closely met the needs of women in cooking except for its weakness of majorly the bottom brick which is not strong enough and easily breaks even with simple cooking. For video on progress, feel free to visit up this LINK

Feel free to download a full feedback report at this LINK 

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Mass distribution of Clean Cook Rocket Stoves to over 100 women

2Last Sunday the 15th of April we distributed Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves (2BCCROST) to over 100 women of Bunakijja in Mukono District and Namaliri in Buikwe District. The stoves will help to reduce on the amount of firewood used per day in cooking thus reducing cutting down of trees in communities.

On average, a single family in rural Uganda uses between 20-30 firewood of each 2M long. With the introduction of 2BCCROST, a single family is expected to use a maximum of 5 firewood per day of each 2M long.

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Since this kind of stove produces much less smoke, women are going to be saved from illnesses associated with inhering wood burning unhealthy smoke.

Again, this is the Team behind this project

(1) Sun24 of Florida USA as information resource, adviser and financer

(2) Youths In Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV) as Coordinating and Technical implementing Team

(3) Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) as Coordinating and Technical Implementing Team

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CHEAP LOCALLY MADE ROCKET STOVES TO HELP REDUCE TREE CUTTING IN UGANDA

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Introduction:

Wood fuel is a broad term covering both the direct use of wood in cooking and heating, the use of charcoal (both for households and for industrial uses) and also recovered wastes in wood-using industries. While all are important in particular situations in developing countries, the use of wood and charcoal in heating and cooking predominate and are the main energy sources for more than two billion people (Nogueira, et al. 1998; Mather 1990; WEC 1999). Continue reading

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