Posts Tagged ‘Education’

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

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 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.

Below is a photo slide photo

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KIRUCODO Bluebonnet-Sponsored Caged Poultry keeping Project reached out to Kibiribiri Children with Kroiler Chicks

For-BlogThis month alone we have been able to distribute over 254 one-month old Kroiler chicks to 7 beneficialies. Among the beneficialies were two schools (Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School-30 chicks and St. Jonh Kaama Education Centre-50 chicks), an organization (Maendeleo Foundation)-50 chicks and 4 individuals-94 chicks. Continue reading

Bluebonnet Hills Scholastic Material Donation to Pupils of Wesige Mukama Nursery and Primary School of Kikalaganya Village, Nakasongola

Pupils of Wesige Mukama Nursery and Primary School displaying their donated materials.

Pupils of Wesige Mukama Nursery and Primary School displaying their donated materials.

Last week on Thursday, Scholastic Materials Donation from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas USA under Pastor Dr. Landon S. were distributed to pupils of Wesige Mukama Nursery and Primary School of Kikalaganya Village in Nakasongola, Uganda. This Donation was passed on by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) under Mr. Robert Kibaya and was managed by Grace Evangelism Team Ministries Network (GETEMINET) under Pastor Paul Mubiru .P.

Below you can have a look at a photo slideshow of what happened and around the school.

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GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

Donate now at Global Giving to give the Elderly and Rural Schools a chance to have access to safe and clean water. Follow this LINK to submit your Donation. Check below for more information:

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SEPTEMBER UPDATES FROM KIRUCODO’S BLUEBONNET HILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH-SPONSORED SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

P.5 pupils for Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary school during training

Since 2011, Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas USA has been supporting the skills development training program of community people in and around Kikandwa villages.

In February 2012, skills development training services were also extended to primary pupils in Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School and currently two classes are participating as per the following list indicate.

KIRUCODO will soon setup three additional community skills development training centers within three identified community rural primary schools to serve pupils, teachers and community people especially school dropouts, women and unemployed youths.

The current training sponsorship from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church will expire at the end of this month (September) and it is on this note that we call on your support to help cover the training expenses for the months of October and November. For each month, US$ 160 is needed to cover the trainer’s allowances and training materials of 25 participants.

If interested in supporting our skills development training programs, please feel free to contact us at kruralcommunitiesdevorg@yahoo.com

Lastly, below is a slideshow during the training of one of the primary classes.

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BILL CLINTON MEETING UGANDAN BILL CLINTON AGAIN AFTER 14 YEARS: LIVE CHARITABLE EXAMPLE ON HOW ONE CAN HELP MAKE ENDS MEET FOR RURAL POOR CHILDREN IN AFRICA

Former US president Bill Clinton hugs Clinton Kaligana at Entebbe airport on Friday evening shortly before flying out. Courtesy photo

At times you don’t need to posses a penny in order to help rural poor children here in Africa. You surely need not to be rich to help poor rural children here in Africa. Your CHARITABLE acts or heart in linking the same to useful opportunities is the KEY.

I dedicate this blog post to a local News Paper Monitor, Bill Clinton (former USA President) and His Family, Ugandan Government, and all people engaged in any kind of Charity in the World.

Fourteen years ago, Bill Clinton (Former USA president) visited Uganda. While on his visit, he was introduced to a very poor family in a very poor village called Wanyange where he carried a four-months old baby who was eventually named after him.

This month, Bill Clinton returned on yet another charitable mission of fighting diarrhoea in children On noticing his planned visit, one local news paper Monitor really did something sooo charitable by publishing a story (Will Bill Clinton Kaligani meet his USA name sake 14 years later?)

L-R: President Museveni, Janet Museveni, Hillary and Bill Clinton (carrying baby) during their visit to Wanyange in 1998. COURTESY PHOTO

By Emmanuel Mulondo & Roddney Muhumuza
Posted  Friday, July 20  2012 at  01:00

IN SUMMARY

Second coming: Ms Namugosa tried to stay in touch with the Clintons, sending them a letter not long after they returned home. Mr Clinton wrote back on October 25, 1999: “Thank you for your kind letter and the wonderful picture of Baby Bill. He has certainly grown since my visit to Wanyange village! I am so pleased to learn that you are both doing well. Hillary and I know how proud you must be and we wish you and Baby Bill all the best.”

Sometime in March 1998, a bevy of security operatives descended upon Wanyange Village, eastern Uganda in Jinja, to prepare for the arrival of very important people. They were particularly interested in the house of a seamstress named Betty Namugosa, who was about to give birth to her fourth child.

The operatives searched her house diligently, analysing every crack on the floor, their dogs toppling household utensils, until they were sure the place was safe.

“They had sniffer dogs that were as big as heifers,” Ms Namugosa recalled recently. “I have never seen dogs so big.”

If the woman was not prepared for the sight of well-fed canines upsetting her bedroom, she was ready to meet the people in whose service the animals were employed.

When Ms Namugosa finally gave birth to a baby boy, just in time for the moment that would bring her considerable fame, and just as the security operation around her house intensified, she knew that her joy would be complete.

“I decided to call him Bill and if it was a girl, I would have named her Hillary,” Ms Namugosa said.

Back then
On the late afternoon of March 24, 1998, camera crews and Wanyange residents watched as US President Bill Clinton held a baby in his arms, his wife Hillary smiling, to create what became one of the most iconic images of his tour of Africa.

It became the picture of an American president holding a poor African child, symbolically speaking, but it was really a picture of Bill Clinton holding Bill Clinton.

The New York Times published this picture on March 25 (the following day), and the caption quoted Mr Clinton as saying: “This baby is my namesake. People should not be written off because they were born or grew up in a poor area.”

Since the visit
A lot has happened in the years since 1998, Mr Clinton is no longer in the White House and his wife, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is perhaps America’s most powerful woman.

And Uganda’s Bill Clinton is now 14 years old, humble, shy but very brilliant, looking to becoming a surgeon to help the suffering poor who cannot access medication.

“I am happy. I would be happy if he sponsored my education,” said Clinton, now in Senior Two when Daily Monitor visited him at Holy Cross Lake View Secondary School.

“He is a very brilliant boy, but I think the problem is that the mother is poor and he is always out of school due to lack of fees,” said Mr Paul Mukyawe, the director of studies.

“Mama Chilintoni” as her neighbour knows her is a mother of eight, who lost her job about five years ago as a tailor and is selling second hand clothes to shoulder the burden.

Asked whether he gets special treatment because of his name, Kaligani gives an affirmative “no” answer.

The above published story helped the poor young boy get reunited with his USA namesake (Bill Clinton former USA President) after 14 years as per this news post from Monitor News PAPER

By Emmanuel Mulondo
Posted  Sunday, July 22  2012 at  01:00

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As one was just about to board one of his several flights, the other was taking the first ever flight of his life time in a police chopper, hastily arranged so that the Bill Clintons could meet for the second time in 14 years.

Master Bill Clinton Kaligana, the Jinja boy named after the former US President beat the odds to meet his namesake who sat patiently in a plane waiting for the arrival of the youngster after a brief but hectic day’s visit to Uganda on Friday.

Kaligana was airlifted to State House, Entebbe, catching up with Mr Clinton a few moments to take off. The two Clintons met on the former President’s plane.

“There was something like a room. We met there and he was very happy to see the boy. He asked him what he wants and the boy informed him he wants to become a doctor,” Ms Betty Namugosa, the boy’s mother narrated on phone yesterday.

She said: “He promised to look after his son in every way. Clinton told him he should study hard. He promised to fund his education up to the level the boy wants.”

President Clinton reportedly said: “I was leaving but I decided to wait and see you. I want us to do a deal. Will you study? Are you determined?”
He told them to compile the boy’s education needs and hand them over to US Embassy officials who attended the meeting.

“I feel good. He told me he also wanted me to be a doctor, that I should work hard and pass in my studies,” Master Bill Clinton Kaligana narrated yesterday, elated after the first air travel and meeting his namesake for the first time as a grown up.

The former President and his guests shared a drink, some juice and snacks. Clinton also gave some presents to Master Kaligana, which included “pens, key-holders and thing like that.”

President Museveni who had met the former US President was not at the meeting apart from other senior government and security officials.

A source at the Serena Hotel, Kampala where President Clinton stayed said the search for Kaligana was prompted after the President read the story of the boy in the Friday copy of the Daily Monitor and immediately asked his aides to find the boy.

The boy’s family had not been scheduled on Clinton’s visit and had not known about it until Daily Monitor broke the news to the family on Wednesday. On Friday at 1:00pm, Mr Joseph Kaliisa, an official running Building for Tomorrow, Mr Bill Clinton’s charity’s activities in Uganda called this reporter trying to locate the boy.

The mother’s cellular phone number was passed on to Mr Kaliisa who called her.

She was initially concerned about her son’s security and she also didn’t have transport to make an abrupt journey to Kampala.

When Mr Kaliisa informed State House of the position, an order was made to the Jinja District Police Commander, Mr Jonathan Musinguzi to ensure the boy and her mother were picked from their home in Wanyange and delivered to Kampala.

Helicopter ride
But to beat the time, a police chopper was dispatched to pick them at Lugazi. “So we boarded at Lugazi at Mehta’s airstrip. It delivered us some distance away, then we boarded a vehicle to the (Entebbe) Airport where he was waiting. We met him on the plane at around 5:00pm,” Ms Namugosa said.

Lastly, How much have you learnt from this blog post and how much have u utilized your resources (brain, connections, money, prayers, etc) to help others?

God bless you

REPORT ON DISTRIBUTION OF DR.MIKE ROBERTS – TWAM SCHOLASTIC MATERIAL DONATION TO ST. HENRY’S KAKUKULU PRIMARY SCHOOL KASAWO

Hello friends and Partners, we have a pleasure to share this report with you concerning scholastic material distribution to St. Henry’s Kakukulu Primary School Kasawo on 20th June 2012. This was part of a scholastic material donation for three community primary school from Tools With A Mission (TWAM) which was collected on 19th June 2012 from TWAM warehouse in Kampala to Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) store in Kikandwa village. The scholastic materials were donated by Tools With A Mission of UK (TWAM) and the shipment costs and all taxes for this donation was met by Dr. Mike Roberts of UK and we are so grateful for his humanitarian heart.

The following are THANK YOU LETTERS to TWAM and Dr. Mike Roberts  from Head Teacher of Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School.

Below is what happened during the distribution

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