immediate action

Michael Walekaki, the director of the school, describes the need for new infrastructure as follows: school enrollment is expanding and now students are overcrowded in the existing few classrooms. optional subjects are taught co-currently and there is need for more space. there is the need to begin a high school of Form Five and Six to retain students who now change school after Form Four in future. there is the need to expand the Examination Centre as a demand from the Uganda National Examination Board. in sum, the new building is in great demand. we are urgently looking for € 4000.

Donations can be made on the bank account number of VIA Don Bosco (IBAN: BE84 435-8034101-59; BIC: KREDBEBB) with the message "B644 Namwenda Kidiki classrooms." You receive a fiscal certificate for donations from € 40 onwards.

Kidiki School

What is needed?

  • teachers and direction are interested in ideas and experiences from colleagues. we are seeking contacts and collaborations with schools in Belgium. mail to frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • a library. the structural work has been finished and windows have been placed. what needs to be done now is plastering, painting (5l paint = €25), purchase of bookshelfs (€15/p) and especially lots and lots of books.
  • a laboratory. the structural work has been finished and is in use. What is needed now is extra equipment. There is an urgent need for gasburners (€160/p).
  • there is an urgent need for textbooks (€15/p).
  • there is an urgent need for mathematics materials, among others school blackboards with grid patterning (€20/p).
  • solar lamps for home study (€30/p).
  • building of new classrooms. the student numbers are growing (€12 000).
  • the offices of the principals Michael and kitonto could use a new layer of paint (5l paint = €25). they did not ask for this but they deserve it!

What can you do?

  • you also can collaborate a few days or weeks with the teachers of kidiki and reside in namwendwa. feel free to get in touch! frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • mail to teachers in uganda. Contact us! frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • talk to friends, colleagues, family to sponsor a safe gas burner (€160/p), or a blackboard with grid pattern (€20/p), or a textbook (€15/p), or a pot of paint, or…
  • talk to sportsclubs. a football or sports outfit do miracles.
  • talk to your local library. ask then to organize a sale of old books and donate the profits to the school library of kidiki.

Donations

Donations are possible on the bank account number of VIA Don Bosco (IBAN: BE84 435-8034101-59; BIC: KREDBEBB) with the message "B644 Namwendwa Kidiki". You receive a fiscal certificate for donations from € 40 onwards. Every year we send you a financial report.

Women's Group

What is needed?

  • Because of the success of the women’s group, many new members apply. A second group is formed. We are urgently seeking new members for the Belgian branch of the women’s group who can donate € 3/month.
  • Both groups have drafted a business plan for the ‘Festivities project’: purchasing large cooking pots (€ 160), 100 plastic chairs (€ 600), 2 tents (2x € 700). The aim is to rent out all this when people want to organize a party and generate income for the group members. The Ugandan and Belgian branch of the women’s group will each finance 50% of the costs of the purchases.
  • Solar lights for the member’s families (€ 30/piece).
  • The ‘gender-equality’ project. Some of the members of the women’s group followed a workshop on gender equality. They want to share their knowledge with all members. Important support in this respect consists of hiring a theater group for help with the workshop (€ 50).

What can you do?

  • You can enroll as a member of the Belgian branch of KTWG by donating €3 on a monthly basis on the bank account number of Frieda De Lannoy (IBAN: BE22 979-4256790-47; BIC: ARSPBE22) with the message "Kyebajja Tobona Women's Group". Alert Frieda by email and you will be updated about the further developments. All revenue goes directly to the project. You receive a financial report each year.

Donations

Donations are possible on the bank account number of VIA Don Bosco (IBAN: BE84 435-8034101-59; BIC: KREDBEBB) with the message "B644 Namwenda vrouwengroep". You receive a fiscal certificate for donations from € 40 onwards. Every year we send you a financial report.

Dairy Farmers Coorporation

What is needed?

  • teachers and direction are interested in ideas and experiences from colleagues. we are seeking contacts and collaborations with schools in Belgium. mail to frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • further development of the Vocational Training Center (VTC).
  • animals for demo-units
    • 1 cow = € 300
    • 1 pig = € 90
    • 1 goat = € 35
    • 1 chicken = € 5
  • support for the tourism project.*
    • we are looking for collaborations with tour operators who offer alternative travels and who highly value dealing respectfully and responsibly with man and nature. contact frieda.jos@telenet.be

What can you do?

  • talk to schools. ask them to be contactschool for VTC. Mail to frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • talk to schools/businesses and ask them to start actions to raise funding.
  • talk to tour operators (see * in what is needed). mail to frieda.jos@telenet.be

Donations

Donations are possible on the bank account number of VIA Don Bosco (IBAN: BE84 435-8034101-59; BIC: KREDBEBB) with the message "B644 Namwendwa farmers". You receive a fiscal certificate for donations from € 40 onwards. Every year we send you a financial report.

“A miracle solution does not exist, but small steps can and will change things a lot” (Stephen, Namwendwa, 2011)