US$2,700.00raised of $8,500.00 goal goal
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As many of you know, I have been living in Kampala for the past seven months setting up my latest project, Aniye, an inclusive grassroots movement of refugees and international volunteers. Our traveling school project works from grassroots level, reaching every community who invite us, sharing our knowledge and expertise and encouraging refugees to organize, initiate and improve their lives.
This project has received amazing support from the communities and is growing in such a way that I am now ready to move onto the next phase of establishing it as an NGO. Together with a dream team of wonderful African activists, we have started the process. Our organizational vision is: To identify the root causes of the social crises leading to discrimination, poverty and forced migration in East Africa and promote effective solutions both to those problems and the people affected by them.
Unfortunately, after devoting all my personal funds to the first months of this project I have come to a point in my finances where I can no longer continue to run this project without financial support – and that is why I have created this Gogetfunding!
With your support I will officially register Aniye as an NGO, which will allow us to sustain our activism work, and create a website which will form a stage of advocacy as well as expose our work and the refugee communities’ stories to a broader, global audience. I would also like to extend our work and start visiting the many refugee camps that are all over Uganda, where refugees are living in very harsh conditions. All of these activities require traveling costs for me and volunteers, materials such as games and stationary for the children, electronic equipment and other various supplies for teaching and capacity building workshops.
I am hoping to reach a goal of $8500 USD to cover these start-up costs and keep the project going for at least 7 months until the NGO will be registered and initial external funding is obtained. A portion of the funds will also go towards my living expenses, so I can stay here and continue this work. Some of you may find it quite exciting to learn that I have grown up a lot in these past months and for the first time in my life I am now the proud owner of a couch, with plans for a second-hand minifridge to join my home in the near future!
- Noga Shanee
- Campaign Owner
Christmas beadsUpdate posted by Noga Shanee at 05:48 pm
This morning I trained a small group of Congolese women in making beads jewelry. We learn how to make christmas tree earrings which they will try to sell in the local market before the holiday.
Beautiful childrenUpdate posted by Noga Shanee at 10:18 am
Here are photos of some of the very lovely children I meet :)
Our work is expanding!Update posted by Noga Shanee at 06:53 am
Yesterday we started working with a new group of Congolese refugees in Makindye. The group consists of 40 children that due the economic constraints of their family, do not get the chance to attend school. From now on they will be learning English and writing 5 times a week. Our. . . . .
A short report - Aniye’s traveling schoolUpdate posted by Noga Shanee at 04:32 pm
Since the beginning of our activities we have been teaching English, handicraft, soap making and other skills with adults of five different refugee communities in Kampala. We have also run weekly learning and playing activities with children of four different communities. All our activities are very inclusive and integrate children
Introducing Aniye's dream teamUpdate posted by Noga Shanee at 04:52 pm
This is a great opportunity to introduce the group of activists that will lead this organization: Muhtar Awadalla is a Sudanese law student at Cavendish University and a human rights activist, advocating for refugees in Uganda. His life experience starting from war-torn Darfur, and passing through Chad, Libya, Egypt, Israel. . . . .
My week in photosUpdate posted by Noga Shanee at 08:36 am
Here are some pictures from the last days.Two groups of Congolese women learning English.Football team with volunteer trainers. Getting my hair done....Dancing party in Ndejje with South Sudanese and Ugandan children.Resting with this supergroup after a long day of football, teaching, dancing, pazzeling and much more. On our way to
My houseUpdate posted by Noga Shanee at 03:15 pm
I guess you are all very interested to see this new house I rent, and especially the sofa! So here it is, not a fancy house and only half furnished, but nice and cozy :)The new super fancy mosquito net I got today, might be the solution for my sleeping. . . . .
A lot of good news!Update posted by Noga Shanee at 07:52 am
First, Aniye is now formally registered as a non-profit company.The registration process was swift and extremely efficient and it is a great first step on our way to becoming an NGO!Second, we are in the midst of a 2-day grant writing workshop for local, social and environmental NGOs in Lira,. . . . .
Great news!!!Update posted by Noga Shanee at 06:37 pm
Today we handed in the papers to register Aniye as a Non-Profit company!!! This is the first step on our way to register as a Ugandan NGO.
Thank you!Update posted by Noga Shanee at 10:12 am
The first week of the campaign is over and I am really thankful to everyone donating, 22% is not a bad start!!!Here are some photos from my last working week with the refugee communities in Kampala and from a two-day workshop we ran for small local organizations, teaching them how