Iam inquiring if there is a possibility of obtaining funding for the project proposal below:
Global Action for Development-Uganda(GADU)
Uganda villages that possess civil society organisations(CSOs) capable of directing their own development.
The core values and standards provide the guiding principles upon which GADU will operate,they constitute the basic ethical and moral issues that will lead GADU to achieve its vision and mission.
GADU is committed to professionalism,good institutional governance,respect for others views effective team work and learning for all. It will seek to maintain acceptable behaviour in the delivery of services to all stake holders.
GADU is accountable to all stakeholders with transparent financial and administrative management,ethical fund raising practice and non tolerance of corruption. It shall run an open and clean organisation with respect to core ethos.
The organisation will ensure the fairness and equality be incorporated into issues related to gender,tribe and religions and that no one shall be discriminated upon the basis of gender,ethnicity,physical disability or religious orientation.
GADU will network and collaborate with other organisations that are committed to working with vulnerable groups and share in its vision and core values in areas of funding,training,monitoring and and evaluation of development programmes.
Upholding grass roots initiatives and working with local population and structures will continue to be the main focus of GADU. The organisation will therefore remain rural focused in most of its dispensations and will prioritize the rural communities in all its dealings..
This is a participatory method of learning that teaches people what is relevant to them and their situation. Project beneficiaries are practiclally involved problem identification, project formulation,implementation monitoring and evaluation. Thus, a participatory approach to development
To support the empowerment of vulnerable groups to improve quality of life through community initiatives that
support adult learning mechanisms, promote peace building and human rights,capacity building,lobbying and
advocacy;engage with policy makers and strengthen community based organisations.
To develop an effective and efficient organisation that is capable of mobilising resources and
networking with others by motivating and providing learning opportunities for stakeholders.
To liberate the vulnerable sections of society by bringing about a structural change in their socio-economic life.
To provide a better future for the marginalized and vulnerable sections of Uganda society. GADU aims to empower Ugandan Women, children, disabled etc to enable them realize their rights through education, social and Human rights awareness by collective action.
To build a strong coalition and create links with government and other related organizations and agencies, locally and internationally
To mount public campaign to ensure public rights awareness,accountability and transparency in the use of public resources
To persuade,lobby,advocate and encourage people to participate in national policy formulation
To stimulate and conduct research in such areas for improvement of social,economic, political dynamics
To bring the rural community into the mainstream of national development by working with political leaders, intellectuals and activists at all levels.
Implement a Human Rights Education campaign aimed at community mobilization and social empowerment. GADU aims at constant advocacy and lobbying with Government on issues of Human Rights. It seeks to lobby the Government for the implementation of various international conventions dealing with human rights issues to which Uganda is a signatory. Also disseminate information regarding national and international laws relating to Human Rights.
GADU STATEMENT OF DISTINCTION:
We are the builders of civil society organisations(CSOs) in rural villages of Uganda. We achieve this by taking local ideas and making them work through formal organisations,because empowering community groups reduces poverty over the long term..
GADU intends to build sustainable village-based organisations in Uganda by teaching groups the skills that can transform their development ideas into sustainable programmes. Rather than entering a community with a preconceived project,GADU taps local energy by helping residents organise around projects that they have identified as important.
Wandawa village is a rural trading centre situated in Kigandalo sub-county in Mayuge district in the Souther part of Uganda. Wandawa village is place with no electricity,no internet service providers(ISPs) ,and is about 160 kilometres away from Kampala and 40 kilometres away from Jinja Town. However,the from the nearest power grid is about 6 kilometres from Kaluba Trading centre away from Wanda village. Kigandalo sub-county is a home to approximately over100,000 people most of whom are Basoga,Bagisu,Banyole,Jopadhola,Atesot,Samia and many more others. The population is characteristically made of mixed tribes from the Southern and Eastern parts of Uganda.
Uganda is one of the countries that has been infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and for over 20 years. As you might imagine,this has tremendously increased the number of orphans in our country. It is estimated that in Uganda they are over 5 million orphans due to HIV/AIDS. It is expected that over the next 10 years,this number is likely to double. Many orphans are children of primary school age;these orphans have lost one or both of their parents. They usually live alone or with one or with their extended family. This means this that it is not uncommon in Uganda that there is typically an orphan living with a large majority of families.
Many children have been and continue to be traumatised by the loss of their parents. In Uganda it’s the order of the day to find grandparents surrounded by a fleet of grand children,families by adolescents,dying adults being nursed by their children,and children scattered among relatives.
As a result, many people are considered to be living in poverty,and most of these people are below age the age of eighteen. Poverty has a direct effect on peoples lives, as poor people have little access to health services,education,clean water and many other very important things.
Major obstacles to child survival,development,protection and participation in Uganda include lack of food,water,shelter,health care and education. The UN convention on the Rights of Children contain rights relating to every aspect of children’s lives,including the right to survival,development, and protection and participation in choices relating to their lives.
Orphans need care,including feeding,health and sanitation,vocational training and life skills,emotional/psychosocial support,counseling,recreation,religious support,scholastic materials,beddings, utensils,transport to health units, a roof over their head and of course education that work as a safety net in the child’s life. With out supporting and empowering orphans,in future they will live as the streets.
About primary education the government of Uganda has currently adopted a programme called Universal Primary Education(UPE). UPE provides for 3 three children per family to attend primary education,up to Grade Seven. However,the average family size has at least 7 or more children. Also,many families take in extra children who have been orphaned or displaced.
GADU working in collaboration with HIS CARE children Home Project supports primary education for children in Mayuge, Apac,Oyam and Lira districts, who are are in need of financial help to attend school such as uniforms and other supplies.
In Mayuge District,GADU has collaborated wth the Wandawa communities by providing capacity building services in varoius fields ;including;1) financial management(GADU has helped HIS CARES Children’s Home to set up its Financial Management systems) ,2) Project proposal writing & Fund raising;among others,and adult literacy among others.
The community members or constituents engaged in your project ;include among others;20 women ;80 children(8 orphans.
The national population is projected to be 29.5 million by 2007 (UBOS) of whom 16.8 million are children below 18 years. Of the children it is estimated that 7.6 million are OVC. This number of OVC is twice more than what was reported by the 2002 Population and Housing Census. It is estimated that over 2 million of the OVC are orphaned children. The majority of orphans are paternal orphans living with their mothers. Eight percent of double orphans were attributed to AIDS according to UNAIDS report of 2002.Therefore the surviving mothers of orphans are a key population whose health and well-being will be paramount to the survivability of orphans today. Other vulnerable children include street children, children affected by armed conflict, children in hard to reach areas, children living in institutions, children infected and affected by diseases, children under the worst form of labour, children with disability and child head households.
OVER ALL GOAL
The HIS care children Home project is expected to play a key role in the effective rehabilitation of orphaned &
destitute children annually and making them
responsible citizens of Uganda.
150 out of the 248 children the carte of HIS CARE children Home Project are provided with accommodation,education support and basic necessities enabling them to attain a minimum of secondary school level of education.
1. Building facilities available:2dormitories,4 class rooms1 office block, A set of ablution blocks,1 kitchen dinning area &1 technology resource centre built;
2.All building equipped with furniture,equipment,internet cafe,library,telephone & fax services,etc,
3.Architectures,material audit & evaluation reports made available to all stake holders;
4.150 children living in decent accommodation & under going rehabilitation & mentoring;
-Two dormitories for 75 boys & 75 girls;
-kitchen & dinning area for 150 kids;
-An office block for administration;
-Pit latrine for 150 children;
- Four class rooms;
2.Rehabilitation for the children through:
Counseling,education,skill training,health care & feeding;
3.Mentoring through: mobilising,guiding & up lifting;
4.Construct a technology resource centre; a board room.
Amount of Inquiry:UG shs.938,250,000/=(US $469,125)
Exchange rate Ug shs. 2000 per dollar
1) Mr. Nelson Peter Opio
P.O.BOX 534, LIRA,UGANDA
2) Mr. Owundo Moses Luke;
c/o His Cares Children Home Project;
I will be very grateful if receive any support for this project.
Stephen Hiire Ifulaimu