Posts Tagged ‘Rural Communities’

Improved Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS)

IMG_9843After critical review of the feedback collected from users of the first developed Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS), KIRUCODO and YITEDEV Teams under the leadership of SUN24 have come up with an improved stove.

The improved model has the following:

-Easily installed removable metal pot rests.

-The stove is big enough to the extent that is is now possible to cook a meal of a bigger family.

-Uses less firewood

-Produces very little smoke

-Cooks very fast with very minimal energy loss.

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How Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Agribusiness ventures improve Household Income and Nutrition

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If not yet registered to attend this session, feel free to register by following this LINK

PRIORITY THEME: Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all

VENUE: Conference Room D; United Nations Headquarters in New York;

SIDE EVENT ORGANIZER: Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO)

MAIN SIDE EVEN SPONSORS: Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) and Women Thrive


Session Abstract:

The Global Nutrition Report 2017 calls for nutrition to be placed at the heart of efforts to end poverty, fight diseases, raise educational standards and tackle climate change.

According to Akinwumi Adesina President of African Development Bank,  Africa’s economic progress is being undermined by hunger, malnutrition and stunting, which cost at least US$25 billion annually in sub-Saharan Africa, and leave a lasting legacy of loss, pain and ruined potential. Stunted children today lead to stunted economies tomorrow.

Over 75% of the population in Sub-Sahara Africa depends on Agriculture as main source of income and daily food supply. However, with the growing population, land for agriculture is becoming minimal and demand for food is rapidly increasing every now and then. Making Agriculture and Nutrition data open, as well as building capacities of smallholder farmers in Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Agribusiness ventures (PS3AgriVents) is key in eradicating poverty and improving nutrition at household level. Further, Investing in gender equality and women empowerment can unlock human potential on a transformational scale because according to the World Bank Women account for one-half of the potential human capital in any economy and they make up 40 percent of the agriculture labor force.

During the session, experiences will be shared about such PS3AgriVents which have been tested and currently changing lives in poor rural households in Uganda. Further, strategies will be discussed in connection to benefits of making Agriculture and Nutrition Data Open, market access, appropriates technologies, gender equality in relation to property ownership, access to startup capital, and value addition of agricultural produces before put on market.


List of Presentations

  1. Recoded Video message from GODAN CEO
  2. Video on Making Agriculture Nutrition Data Free for achieving Global Food Nutrition Security
  3. How Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Kuroiler Chicken Keeping is Improving Rural Household Income and Nutrition BY Mr. Robert Kibaya; Executive Director Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).
  4. How Small-Scale Profitable vegetable Farming  is improving Household Income and Nutrition BY Jackie Kyomugisha of Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

Volunteers:

Mr. Callum McDonald of New York, USA

Ms. Davie Jennifer of New York, USA

Ms. Nguyen Jennifer Thien Huong  of New York USA

Ms. Haley Johnson of New York USA

HERE IS A LIST OF ALL APPROVED SIDE EVENT SESSIONS AND OURS IS ON 07th Feb 2018

 

 

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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Distribution of Humanitarian Basic Needs to the Elderly in Kikandwa

MainOver 90% of elderly people in Uganda live in rural communities. About 2% of them can afford to provide for themselves in terms of food and other basic needs for life. Life for majority of the elderly is generally bad and a need for constant supply of material is very important. The following are majorly needed: Soap, Sugar, Salt, Paraffin, Food, Beddings, Match Boxes, etc.

On 18th October, 2017, we reached out to over 60 elderly people in Kikandwa with basic needs donated by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church under the leadership of Pastor Landon. The material distribution was managed by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO). Watch Video

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None of the Students of Amudat Secondary School in Karamoja of over 400 students has an email address

DSC06379Today we have been able to train Amudat Secondary School Students how to signup and operate personal email accounts. A School of over 400 students, none of them has an email address. Though there some computers, students have no access as all computers broke down and there is no technician in the area to help them. This school is found in Karamoja which is over 400 miles from Kampala Capital city (Capital of Uganda). This is mostly a pastoral community and the only way this community can be helped is to be connected to the world wide web. Good enough, there is both G3 and G4 Internet network.

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HELP By Liking, Commenting on YAP Proposal #30: “Kuroiler Chickens” (Robert Kibaya, Uganda)

IMG_0170This Project is going to help Youths in our community and it is included among the YAP Project Proposals. We ask you to help us by visiting the Project Link Below and do the following:

http://blog.gfar.net/2016/02/24/yap-proposal-30-kuroiler-chickens-robert-kibaya-uganda/

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Bluebonnet House to House delivery to the Elderly in Nakifuma villages

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In December 2015, KIRUCODO volunteers delivered Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church donated Humanitarian basic needs to the elderly people in Nakifuma villages. Most of the elderly are very weak to travel longer distances and because of this we decided to deliver the materials home to home unlike in Kikandwa villages where most of the elderly people walked up to the KIRUCODO offices to pick up their respective donations. Below is a photos slideshow covering the entire exercise. Again, we thank the Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of such great assistance to our communities. God Bless you. Enjoy the slideshow.

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