Land for growing food for Asiimwe preparatory school children and orphants

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Asiimwe preparatory school children are collecting money to buy their own land for growing their own food. In the school children get one hot meal per day (this is the only meal they get in a day). Most of them are orphants and needy children from big families and their parents can not afford to pay schoolfees to cover all the costs. Since the food got very expencive they decided to grow their own food with the help of their teachers, parents and volunteers.

They will be very grateful to everyone who can donate to reach their goal- to buy a piece of land and to become selfsufficient.

Everything started in 2016 when Burimba Mojsterjaka centre for community development (a community-based organization) was founded. The aim of the organization is to support local community development through education, health care, creating jobs, connecting local people in cultural activities and traditions. We contribute to the lives of children with poor family background, orphans, farmers and unemployed people that live around Lake Bunyonyi. This project is founded by Ronald Asiimwe Mojsterjaka, he has been the managing director of this project to date. You can check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Burimba-mojsterjaka-centr...

It is based on Lake Bunyonyi and consists of the following different projects:

1. Preparatory School (Nursery and Primary School)

Educates children from families who cannot afford to pay tuition fees and other school requirements. Currently, it involves 5 teachers, 1 cook, 2 non-teaching staff members, around 165 children in the kindergarten and primary school. Check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Asiimwe-Preparatory-Schoo...

2. Swimming lessons

Lake Bunyonyi is a large lake with 29 islands on it and many villages surrounding it. Most inhabitants do not know how to swim although the lake is relatively warm throughout the whole year (around 20°C) and Bilharzia-free which makes it perfect for swimming. By teaching children how to swim is a vital skill given the fact that transport around the lake is mainly by boats and canoes. We do this as a life saving skill. We are working on a swimming school building to allow year round lessons.

3. Vocational Training School

Most residents in villages around the lake are farmers without regular income. Our goal is provide skills to give the local people the ability to be self employed by providing training for a variety of skills.

One project we are working on is a sewing class. Here we are working with fabrics as well as making reusable sanitary pads for young girls and women who are not able to afford them. We aim at teaching them how to make these. Did you know that poor girls in Uganda use old clothes, towels, leaves, old newspapers or toilet paper instead of sanitary inserts? Some people go even so far in their distress that they plant dry cow manure. Their fears of having an 'accident' happen to them at school often forces them to stay away from class. In addition, the methods they use are not hygienic. This is why girls are often subjected to bacteria and fungal infections. As a result, a large portion of country girls shy away from their schooling.

The girls also learn other design like making dresses, trousers,shirts bags and others and these girls never went to school and others went but didn't finish school due to lack of school fees.

Another project we have been running is helping local women and men to sell their handmade items. Many of them know how to make crafts for everyday life from different materials like banana leaves, papyrus and eucalyptus trees. We organise skill sharing workshops, including the sharing of craftmanship as well as selling techniques and further entrepreneurial skills.

4. Piglet Project

We gave away piglets to 260 different families in different villages in three years time and we continue to expand the project to different families. This project started with 10 pigs. Families take care of the piglets and when they reproduce, they pass the offspring on to another family. The goal is to provide a piglet for every family which will help them to pay for their children's education.

5. Cultural group

Involve 30 locals who practice traditional dances. We help them connect with tourist resorts to earn some money by performing for foreign visitors. They decide what to do with the money they earn.

6. Health Education

By teaching local people about hygiene, sanitation, family planning and environmental conservation, we try to create a better future for local communities.

7. Responsible Tourism

We try to benefit the local community from tourism by providing a home stay(camp site and guest house) for foreign visitors and connecting them with activities run by locals. Check out the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Asiimwe-guest-house-and-c...

Where is your money going?

Buying land for the project

What we can do with your donations:

Once we have all the money raised, land will be bought and the school community will be involved in growing different food making it easier for children to have enough food and also securering the school from lacking food.

Here is a note from Director:

My name is Asiimwe Ronald Namara, I am 30 years old and I am living in my community Burimba Mukoni village, Kitooma parish, Rubaya sub-county, Kabale districk in south western Uganda (lake Bunyonyi).

I am the founder and Director of this project and I am very happy that I can be useful in my community by improving other people's lives and give hope to hopeless people.

I would like to ask everyone to support us in this campaign so that we are able to grow our own food for the project and become self sufficient. Even with small donation, it can make a change. Thank you in advance and we appreciate.

Organizer

I am Anja from Slovenia. My partner and my son's father Ronald Asiimwe is from Uganda. He has there his school for orphants and needy children.

I am Anja from Slovenia. My partner and my son's father Ronald Asiimwe is from Uganda. He has there his school for orphants and needy children.

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2022
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  • Katyush Manakai
  • Donated on Nov 23, 2022
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