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The $5 and 17 Cents Donated by 7 Years old Austin Texas Twins of USA Have put a big Smile on the Faces of the Poorest and desperate 3, 5 and 8 Years old Kibiribiri C/U Primary School Children

This Blog post is sub-titled: “Being Responsible”; No matter how old you are; How much you earn; What you do, No matter ……..

Ella and Graham who donated $5 and 17 Cents

Ella and Graham who donated $5 and 17 Cents

My recent visit to Austin, Texas (27thFeb-08March, 2015) to meet with NetSquared and TechSoup Global as well as to participate in 2015 Non-Profit Technology Conference exposed me to great number of life experiences.

The 7 Years old Responsible Texas Twins; Ella and Graham

The 7 years old  little twins (Ella and Graham) in the picture above were not known to me nor to Pastor Landon who was the only person I knew well in the city. While hanging out for Lunch with Pastor Landon, he disclosed to me that 7 years old twins had donated $5 and 17 cents to support my charitable work in Uganda. I asked him if he knew the children but unfortunately he could not tell as the donation was passed on to him by a friend who knew the family and Pastor Landon might have made a presentation to a group where they were.

This touched my heart and the $5 & 17 Cents meant much in my life because they were given out by children who earn almost nothing. I tasked Pastor Landon to get me the names of the twins and their photo. I had to leave USA for Uganda before actually getting the names and photo but Praise God my friend Pastor Landon worked it out with the friend who knew the family and I received everything on my whatsapp. I came to know that the twins who donated were Ella and Graham and their mother is Madam Martha Pulkingham.

How I identified the neediest children for the $5 and 17 Cents Donation?

Right, I had to think of the best way to utilize this special Grant and my approach was to call the Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School Head Teacher to help identify for me two, really very poor children in her school. Good enough she already had the most desperate on her list and all the three children are coming from the same family and they live nearer to the school.

Yesterday 18 March, 2015 I was able to physically meet with Emmanuel Kajubi aged 3 years old and in Baby Class; Joyce Mayer Nakalanzi aged 5 years old and in top class; Kimera Miracle aged 8 years old and in Primary one and finally their mentally disturbed mother Nandera Florence.

Joyce Mayer 5yrs, Emmanuel 3yrs and Miracle 8yrs

Joyce Mayer 5yrs, Emmanuel 3yrs and Miracle 8yrs with items donated to them by Ella and Graham

How the children ended up in school and more about the mother (Nandera Florence)?!

When you reach Kibiribiri School, you can easily identify them among other children. They don’t put of school uniform, no shoes as they have no one to provide for them leave alone their mentally sick mother. Kibiribiri Head Teacher was responsible enough to tress them out of the village and asked their mother if she wanted her children to be in school. The mother (Nandera Florence) agreed but she could not even afford to buy them scholastic materials. The mother earns her living from digging for people in the village (check video below) and some of them end up not paying her utilizing the advantage of her being mentally sick. Though she is mentally disturbed, she has love for her children and she is responsible enough to look after them in terms of feeding, taking them to school every morning, etc. She was once married in Kampala (Uganda capital city) but when she got mentally sick then her husband chased her away with the children and she was also pregnant. She had to walk from Kampala to her father’s village which is nearer kibiribiri village and which is about 35 miles from Kampala city. Since her father had already died, it was hard for her to live there and she was eventually chased away. She tried to look for where to live but in vain. Thank you God, she found unoccupied hut in Kibiribiri village and she just entered there and till today she is staying there as per the photos below.

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How the $5 and 17 Cents Special donation utilized?

The funds were used to buy: Two Dozens of books, a Dozen of Pencils, Three Tooth Brushes and tooth paste, Two Bars of Soap and Kg of Sugar as you can see in the photos.

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Conclusion

If we all get responsible then this world will be at peace and no one will be living in poverty. This world has got enough resources for everyone but majority are simply not responsible. The wars we have in this world is do to the fact that majority in key positions are not responsible of their actions. The poverty which is in the world especially in Africa is due to the fact that majority are not responsible. Much of that which affects human race is in most cases of not being responsible at certain level.

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KIRUCODO-Bluebonnet Hills-Sponsored Caged Poultry Keeping; Hens for Second cage for Kibiribiri Primary School are also laying and over 100 eggs are so far collected

Kibiribiri C/U Chairman School Management Committee holds eggs he has collected in a two-weeks period

Kibiribiri C/U Chairman School Management Committee holds eggs he has collected in a two-weeks period

The second Bluebonnet Hills-Sponsored cage was delivered early this year to Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School with a total of 22 birds. The cage is kept at the Chairman School Management Committee who actually lives near the school. This is part of the Small-scale commercial caged poultry keeping for supporting poor rural child Education and Nutrition needs project which was initiated by KIRUCODO to help poor rural children sponsor their education needs like scholarstic materials, uniforms, shoes, lunches, etc.

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Bluebonnet Hills Sponsored NetSquared-Uganda 2nd Academic Term Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Schools

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Progress from Second Academic term 2014 Bluebonnet Hills-Sponsored NetSquared-Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Schools in Mukono District, Uganda. Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Landon Shultz, has been sponsoring Poor Rural children in Community schools of Uganda to acquire computer skills since Last year. A total of 100 selected pupils from Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School and Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School are benefiting from this sponsorship every academic term plus their teachers. The training is being conducted by Maendeleo Foundation-Uganda (Computer Solar-Powered Project) under a termly renewable contract by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization – Kirucodo with the utilization of  continued Support from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA

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Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church Humanitarian Assistance to the Elderly 17June, 2014

Some of the elderly people who benefited from yesterday's humanitarian assistance

Some of the elderly people who benefited from yesterday’s humanitarian assistance

Yesterday 17 June, 2014, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization – Kirucodo reached out to the elderly people in Kikandwa Villages Uganda with Humanitarian basic assistance from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas USA under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Landon Shultz. We are so thankful for all the assistance from Bluebonnet to our community people. God bless you all.

Below is a photo slide show about the whole exercise

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October Bluebonnet Hills Christian ChurchHumanitarian Aid to Kibiribiri Elderly People

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Still on 08th October 2013; the same day we delivered Bluebonnet Schools Desk Donation to Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School, we distributed Humanitarian Basic needs to a total of 31 needy elderly people in Kibiribiri Village in Mukono District. The donation was passed on to KIRUCODO from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas USA through their leader Pastor Dr. Landon Shultz. The rural elderly people are in need of basic needs like sugar, salt, paraffin for their candles, soap, tea-leaves, matchboxes, food, etc. In case you are interested in supporting our Rural Elderly people Humanitarian assistance Program with basic needs just let us know. $500 can help to reach to a total of 60 rural elderly people. We thank Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church for their great assistance to old people. Thank you everyone for the continued support. God bless you.

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School Desks Donation to Kibiribiri From Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas

Pupils offloading the desks

Pupils offloading the desks

On 08th October we delivered a donation of five desks to Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School. The donation was passed on to KIRUCODO from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas through their leader Pastor Dr. Landon Shultz. In the photo slideshow below, you will find the current classroom sitting arrangement of the pupils where majority of them squeeze themselves on the benches and use their thighs as support of their books while writing. In some cases, they are so squeezed that even some use the backs of their friends to rest on their books while writing.

On the other hand, you will find the new desks we delivered and there is still a great need of school desks to serve rural schools such as this one. Just in case you can support our Rural Schools Desks Program please let us know and we shall provide you will all the details. We want to reach to as many rural schools as possible. Thank you Bluebonnet and everyone for your continued support to our community programs. God bless you

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Extending Humanitarian Assistance to the Elderly and other disadvantage rural farmers; A report on assistance distribution from Blue Bonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas USA through Pastor Dr. Landon on 04th March 2012

In Uganda and Africa in general, over 95% of the elderly population live in rural communities to carry out agriculture as well as taking care of the grand children of their deceased or un-independent children, etc

The elderly and other disadvantaged people with their received aid items donated by Blue Bonnet Hills Christian Church

The elderly and other disadvantaged people with their received aid items donated by Blue Bonnet Hills Christian Church

The elderly have a very great contribution to the development of our communities but sad to say, they are not catered for by policy makers and they always have to struggle very hard on their own in order to survive.

Most of the elderly have no enough strength to cultivate land and so they need assistance and care at all time.

Thank you Blue Bonnet Hills Christian Church members of Austin Texas USA for extending humanitarian assistance to our Organization’s Humanitarian Assistance Program to the Elderly and other rural disadvantaged people.

The Humanitarian Assistance reached to 69 elderly and disadvantage rural farmers where each of the beneficiaries received the following items for home basic use:

  1. A bar of soap for washing clothes, etc
  2. 1Kg of sugar for making tea
  3. 1Kg of corn flour for food or porridge
  4. 5 Sackets of tea leaves for making hot tea
  5. 10 boxes of match boxes for making fire
  6. 0.5L of paraffin for candle light

The above items are considered the most essential leave alone others such as medical assistance, clothes, bedding materials, etc. Currently, in rural communities here in Uganda, most of the elderly either don’t take or take tea with no sugar or tea leaves; have to wait for neighbors to come back from garden so she or he can borrow a match box to make fire, have to sleep very early because he or she lacks paraffin in his or candle, put on dirty clothes because she or he lacks washing soap, etc

There is still a need for humanitarian assistance to reach to about 300 elderly and disadvantaged in 10 villages. The aid can be directed to home use material, clothes, house renovation, health, among others.

Below in the photo slideshow is what happened during the distribution of the aid. Also feel free to download the accountability on how a total of US$ 1,535 (Accountability in word version) got spent on various activities including the Humanitarian assistance to the Elderly and other disadvantaged people.

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Lastly, there about four situations I will be organizing a separate blog post to show you the real situation of the elderly  and other disadvantaged people living in rural communities here inUganda. These will cove the following:

“Investing in the education of a rural girl child can help to restore hope to the hopeless and helpless elderly people in rural communities”. This will base on the two serious cases we leant about during the house to house humanitarian assistance delivery to the elderly where we found a daughter taking care of her mother who has now spent over three years on bed and the only part of her body she can move on her own are the eye-bows. The second case was again for a daughter who is currently taking care of her father who has spent over one and half years on bed and has to discharge through a tube and he cannot move nether can he sit.

“Take care of the elderly to ensure agricultural skills and practices for the next generation”. This will base on the situation we leant of where the elderly are left uncared for  in rural communities yet are the ones to pass on the skills to the young ones. This will base of an elderly man who was dumped in a house in Kanganda village and this elderly man hardly moves on his legs and one day fire caught his bed but he could not move away and it was only the mercy of God who uses strangers to come to his rescue by breaking into the house and lifting him from the burning bed.

“Ensure good education to children of poor rural farmers to brighten the future and terminate the poverty cycle of poor rural farming families”. This will base on a very poor, really very poor family we discovered in Kanganda village being taken care of an old woman with totally nothing apart from her heart. She is taking care of three children and one mentally disabled boy. They have nothing, and everyone wanted to cry and everyone said, we would have donated all the humanitarian aid to this family.

The great agonies suffered by Rural communities Disabled People. This will cover a situation of a disabled woman and a man as well as a young man whose spinal cord got despaired after falling from a building he was constructing

Check on the Local News Paper Report on the Humanitarian Aid Distribution

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