immediate action

1. michael walekaki, head of the school, describes the need for new infrastructure as follows: enrollments in the school are staggering and students are following classes in overcrowded classrooms at this moment. electives are taught simultaneously in the same classrooms; there is a high need for more space. the school needs to be expanded as soon as possible with classrooms and residencies for the teachers to be in line with the recommendations formulated by the ugandan national board of examiners. for the future, an evolution from o-level to a-level is planned. in summary, we urgently need buildings for students and teachers. it is crucial that we collect €6 000 as quickly as possible.

2. the computer classroom needs upgrading. we are looking for 7/14 ICT or telecom companies that each donate € 1000 / € 500. click here for more information.

3. the vocational training centre stephen wants to turn the vtc into a ‘model school’. 15 acres are now maintained by the irrigation project. he wants to train young farmers with a focus on new technologies and ecology, expanding the herd, boosting the milk production and guiding young people to bring their products on the market. we are looking for € 7 000 for the purchase of 15 cows, a cooler and a refrigerator. click here for more information.

for each of these projects, donations can be made on the bank account number of VIA Don Bosco (IBAN: BE84 435-8034101-59; BIC: KREDBEBB). don’t forget the following statement – “b644 namwendwa kidiki premises” or “b644 namwendwa kidiki computer room” or “644 namwendwa VTC". you receive a fiscal certificate for donations starting at 40 euros.

Kidiki School

What is needed?

  • the teachers and board of the school show a lot of interest in the ideas and experiences of colleagues. we are looking for contacts and partnerships with schools in belgium. please contact frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • a library. the structural work has been finished and also the windows are already there. now we need to plaster and paint (5 liters of paint = €25), purchase bookshelfs (€15/pc) and very important: we need books, lots and lots of books!
  • there is an urgent need for textbooks (€15/p).
  • an urgent need of black boards with squares (€20/pc).
  • we need to build new classrooms and lodging for the teachers (€6 000).
  • we need funds to finance the upgrading of the computer classroom (€7 000)

What can you do?

  • you as well can work a couple of days or weeks with the teachers of kidiki and stay there for a while. they are asking! please contact us! frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • mail to teachers in uganda. please contact us! frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • ask your friends, colleagues and family to sponsor a board with squares (€20/pc) or a textbook (€15/pc), or a barrel of paint, or ...
  • organise events with your school by analogy with the ‘Esdoornschool’ in Hombeek: let students organise a free podium, a car wash, a charity football or volleyball match, go on a sponsor tour, ...
  • talk to sports clubs. a football, a volleyball or sports outfit works miracles.
  • talk to your local library, ask them to organise a sale of old/used books and to 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).
  • the purchase of a storage area for the tents, chairs and other equipment that will be rented out

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?

  • the teachers and students of the vocational training centre are interested in the ideas and experiences of colleagues. we are looking for contacts and partnerships with technical and vocational schools in belgium. please contact frieda.jos@telenet.be
  • further development of the Vocational Training Center (VTC).
  • support for the tourism project.*
    • we are looking for partnerships with touroperators who offer alternitave ways to travel and value the responsible and respectful handling of the (local) people and their environment. 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)