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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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CALLING ON YOU TO HELP SUPPORT THE SHIPMENT OF DONATED SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING EQUIPMENT FROM UK

Pupils of Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary Schools during a tailoring training class in the current Skills Development Center in Kikandwa Village.

Pupils of Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary Schools during a tailoring training class in the current Skills Development Center in Kikandwa Village.

Dear Friend, Partner and Well-wishers,
Greetings from KIRUCODO and we hope you are doing well today.
Right, it is a pleasure to inform you that our Equipment Donation application to Tools With Mission (TWAM) of UK was approved as per this letter explains. We are therefore calling on your possible support to help us ship the donated equipment from TWAM warehouse in UK to Uganda.

Below is a list of equipment and all together will cost 1,885,455 Ugandan Shillings (US$ 819) for shipment and about 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings (US$435) for clearing and handling at the Ugandan Customs.

The equipment are going to be used for establish two other Community Skills Development Centers at two community primary schools (Bulijjo and Kabembe Primary Schools) where each of them will serve five villages, pupils and teachers. Further, some equipment will be utilized in the current Skills Development Center in Kikandwa Village which is currently serving about over 10 villages, pupils and teachers of Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School.

Your support in this regard will be much appreciated and below is a list of equipment:

4 GROUNDWORKERS KITS
5 TYPEWRITERS MANUAL
5 SEWING MACHINES TABLE TOP MANUAL
5 SEWING MACHINES TABLE TOP ELECTRIC
5 SEWING MACHINES TREADLE
2 ELECTRICIANS KITS
2 PLUMBERS KITS
4 GARDENERS KITS
5 ELECTRIC DRILLS + ACCESSORIES
1 CARPENTRY KIT – WORKSHOP
1 ANGLE GRINDER + DRILL
1 VICE METAL

Thank you and we look forward for your positive response and in any case, feel free to contact us at kruralcommunitiesdevorg@yahoo.com.

KIRUCODO Management

TRANSFORMING THE YOUNG ONES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES INTO PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS FOR POVERTY ERADICATION

Poverty in Rural Africa cannot be eradicated if the great percentage of citizens is not productive.

Primary school Children Making Button Holes during a tailoring training class at KIRUCODO Community Skills Development Centre, in Kikandwa Village

Primary school Children Making Button Holes during a tailoring training class at KIRUCODO Community Skills Development Centre, in Kikandwa Village

In Uganda and Africa in General, a person becomes productive economically when he has dropped out of school or when he finished school. This means that the age range from 0 to 25 years is depending on their parents to survive in most cases. Further, when a person finished university at about 25 years of age, that person has no job and has to look for one in most cases. About 95% of the Ugandan (Africa in general) graduates look for employment and about 5% can establish their own enterprises after school. This means, there very few job creations as compared to job seeking. This is really a great challenge for Africa to transform the current great percentage of job seeking tradition of our elites into a productive and innovative job creation one!!!

A number of poverty eradication theories have been suggested and majority of them have been implemented but still the problem of poverty remains with us up to this moment! This is because, the great resources extended to us fall into the hands of people who are more of job seeking tradition than job creation ones and believe me or not, their developments will never last because they are based on theory not on the real principals of long-lasting development initiatives.

As a rural development Organization, we are committed to initiate programs that touch the real roots of the cause of poverty in our communities in order to transform the great percentage of the current generation into a more productive and innovative one right from the glass-roots level.

KIRUCODO Community skills development program, aims at extending job skills to community adults but more so to children in rural schools. This will help both the adults and children to consult from each other on the same skills clearly known to each other for efficiency, quality and extension of the same to the next offspring without taking much time and resources. Our target is to have the next young generation with basic skills they can start with on their own to develop them selves other than starting from zero as for a greater percentage of the current African generation. We always start from zero and we die so also the next one, etc, etc.

We greatly appreciate the support extended to us to have the initial development of our ideas implemented. Thank you WorkAid International for providing us with equipment, Blue Bonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas for supporting the construction of the current Community Skills Development Centre in Kikandwa village, Pastor Dr. Landon and family for supporting the current class of participants, Mr. Caspar and Family of Germany for a grant that was utilized on some of the seating materials for the centre, our volunteers and friends worldwide for the great services, guidance, in-kind contribution and prayers; God bless you all.

Lastly, we are still in need of the following: equipment (sewing machines, etc) to help us establish Skills development training centres within rural schools and our current target is to establish two centres in Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary school and Bulijjo Church of Uganda primary school to serve over 800 children; Monetary support to help us cover training expenses for a class within three months, volunteers who can help with their skills in one way or the other, Training materials, among others as you might be able to assist.

Check below for the current activities in Kikandwa village

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