Posts Tagged ‘Uganda’

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.

Home Gardening for ensuring food security in our homes

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We used to plant flowers on our compound not knowing that the same space can be utilized to plant some food for the family. We now have 15 banana plants on our compound and each plant is able to provide us with 5 bunches a year. With 15 plants, we are able to harvest 75 bunches of banana a year. Each bunch serves our family for 3 days and 75 bunches  serves us a total of 225 days.

We have enough food on our compound. Never waste the free space around your house. Anything can grow there and be of great benefit to your family. #HomeGardening

Distribution of Bluebonnet Humanitarian Support to the Elderly in Kikandwa Village

IMG_1441Last Friday (14Dec2018) in Kikandwa Villages,  we managed to reach out to a total of 80 elderly people and widows with Humanitarian basic material assistance from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas USA. Bluebonnet has been extending such assistance to a number of elderly people for more than six years now. Below in photos is how the exercise went.

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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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Converting Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS) from Firewood to Charcoal

IMG_9863During user experience sharing session conducted in Mukono District, we realized that some families preferred a model which can easily be converted from firewood to charcoal. The conversion is made easily by inserting a perforated metal plate in between the upper and bottom bricks as per the photos below. Again, you can also insert a developed holed thin clay sheet.

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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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Pens Donation Distribution to Bunakijja Church of Uganda Primary School (from Mr. David Dartnall of UK, Ms. Joyce Young of USA and Pens for Kids of Dublin, Ireland)

IMG_0136Last Friday on 06 July 2018, we distributed pens donated from Mr. David Dartnall of UK, Ms. Joyce Young of USA and Pens for Kids of Dublin, Ireland to pupils of Bunakijja Church of Uganda Primary School. Below are some of the photos taken during the distribution.

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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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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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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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