Kibuye Project overview

AASU’s first community project is focusing on the village of Kibuye in North Eastern Kamuli, on the shores of the Victoria Nile. Kibuye has an estimated population of 60,000 people and is spread over 27 by 35km. The majority of the population is highly dependent on subsistence farming and barter trade within village in order to survive.

Before the project began, Kibuye was dependent upon one borehole for safe drinking water. Due to long lines when collecting water many have been choosing to fetch water from the river, which has caused illness through water born diseases. The village also only has one school, consisting of two classrooms accommodating roughly 600 children. The children that can’t walk the distance to the school simply don’t attend. The majority of children do not attend school, either due to distance or family circumstance, consequentially 80% of Ugandans over the age of 15 are illiterate.

So far within the Kibuye project AASU has been able to buy four acres of land at the East end of the village on which we have built a bore hole and are currently building classrooms for the Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School which is due to open for the start of the school year in February 2011.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Community Sensitization in Kibuye Village Kamuli District Vision and mission

On 2nd/ July/2011,  BAFNET left Kampala at around 9am in the morning and traveled to Kamuli district  in partnership with Arise and Shine Uganda (AASU) to carry out community outreach, Empowering community members in Kamuli District how to avoid lightening and the the first aid given to the Person hit by lightening and Community sensitization in a theme“Strengthening our partnership through community out reach”. This was a one day event and all members participated fully where over 50 community members turned up for the activities.
below the team departs to Kamuli by public means

Bafnet  members had a five hour drive to Kamuli by a Matatu/Taxi and later from the taxi park we took a special hire to Kibuye Village.
Members of the community gave us a warm welcome

The team started off by giving a brief introduction and later we embarked on the sensitization of the community members about Lightening the major activity of the day. Lightening has led to death to over 40 people, injured over 200 in different parts of the country in the last 15 days where the most affected are the children below the age of 15 years. (Our target was the whole community in Kibuye Village in Kamuli District in the eastern part of Uganda.)
The session ended at 3 pm and later we proceeded to Jinja at arise and shine home
At a round 6 pm we reached  arise and shine home in Jinja, we found when the babies are having supper/Dinner so  we spent 1 hour sharing fun with the kids, asking some questions the care takers

At a round 7 pm, Bafnet team left for Kampala after along day full of different activities.
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