immediate action

Completing the infrastructure for boys’ primary boarding school

Big efforts but no degree. That is the brutal confrontation for many students of Kidiki’s primary school. They want to invest more time in schoolwork. They are in danger on their way to school. A boarding school would be a huge step forward. The building of the girls’ sleeping quarters is completed (thanks to you!). Yet, building the boys’ sleeping quarters has only started, and still needs a roof and further finishing and furnishing, among which 50 bunk beds and 100 mosquito nets.

Costs: Finishing the boys’ sleeping quarters: € 3500; bunk bed € 38; mosquito net: € 5.

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, jongensinternaat." You receive a fiscal certificate for donations from € 40 onwards.

Kidiki School

What is needed?

  • The teachers and the school principal are always interested in ideas and experiences from colleagues. We seek contacts and collaborations with schools in Belgium. Developmental cooperation.
  • A library. The structural works are done and the building is already is in use. What is still needed is plastering and painting the walls, purchasing cabinets for books, and of course books, lots of books.
  • A laboratory. The structural works are done and the building is already is in use. What is needed is extra equipment.
  • A teachers’ room. Structural works are done and the building is in use. What is still needed is plastering and painting the walls, and furniture.
  • An archival space. Structural works are done and the building is in use. What is needed is finishing and furniture.
  • The computer room is finished! What is still needed is purchasing a copier (€ 950 ) and a software program for the school administration (€ 800).
  • Solar lamps for studying in the evening and at night (€ 30/piece).
  • Building new classrooms (due to the growing number of pupils).
    • 5 liters of paint = € 25
    • 1 cabinet = € 150
    • 1 table = € 100
    • 1 chair = € 25

What can you do?

  • Talk to your school. Ask to be a contact person for Kidiki in the school.
  • Talk to your school. Ask them to set up fundraising actions.
  • Talk to teachers. Every mail or message to a colleague in Uganda is a step towards developmental cooperation.
  • Talk to sports clubs. A soccer ball or sports outfit works miracles.
  • 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 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 Center are always interested in ideas and experiences from colleagues. We seek contacts and collaborations with technical and vocational schools in Belgium. Developmental cooperation.
  • Further development of the Vocational Training Center (VTC):
    • Teaching materials.
    • Connecting to the power grip.
    • Purchase and repair of machines and equipment.
      • feed mixer = € 3.500
      • coffee bean peeler = € 300
    • Animals voor demonstration units:
      • 1 cow = € 300
      • 1 pig = € 90
      • 1 goat = € 35
      • 1 chicken = € 5
  • Supporting the Tourism project.*
    • We are seeking collaborations with tour operators who offer alternative travel programs and value responsible and respectful treatment of people and the environment.
    • logistic support.

What can you do?

  • Talk to schools. Ask tob e the contact person for the VTC.
  • Talk to schools. Ask them to set up fundraising actions.
  • Talk to tour operators (see * in what is needed).
  • 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)