For the second year running activities are in operation in support of the most disadvantaged and emarginated categories of persons in the area of Moroto, in north Uganda. These are initiatives run in cooperation with the Choose Life Home Based Care and Insieme Si Può in Africa associations.
VARIOUS ACTIVITIES ARE IN PROGRAMME FOR 2018 AND WHICH, THANKS TO THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK OBTAINED, ARE INTENDED TO INTEGRATE THE PROGRAMME CARRIED OUT IN THE FIRST YEAR OF ACTIVITY LAST YEAR.
Following on from the programme carried out last year, we shall continue to take forward a series of activities in 2018 dedicated to those sectors which are most exposed to poverty and emargination, these the prevailing characteristics of this area. The direct beneficiaries will be 402 users of the Choose Life Home Based Care. Programme. One programme is dedicated to adults, 263 taking advantage of this, and a second to students, this involving 139 boys and girls.
The indirect beneficiaries of the ongoing activity are the families of the persons involved, and so making a total of approximately 2,000 persons, and this estimate is in constant phase of increase. The precise total will be indicated in the final phase of the programme. Here following we summarise the various elements going to make up the MOROTO PROJECT.
Support to women (Women Empowerment)
The activities are aimed at improving the sartorial skills of the women working at the centre. A qualified trainer follows and instructs on the laboratory activity, the purchase of materials, the development of activity as permitted by the creation of an income.
Support to boys and girls not having finished school education (school drop-out children)
Activities are aimed at improving skills of young people in general who are at the centre.
A social assistant is involved in the programme and is responsible for coordination and implementation of the programme, also for a programme of “behaviour change”; the budgeting of funds for the general development of programmes and aimed at creating an income for those of working age.
Personnel training at the Centre
The personnel responsible for the follow up on the beneficiaries takes part in a professional training course on topics related to those being carried out at the centre. To implement such course an external consultant will be appointed and will operate at the internal of the centre.
Support to orphan children
The actions for the suport of orphan children are principlally aimed at the purcahse of useful materials for the maintenance of a decent daily life e.g. clothes, hygiene products, food.
Training course in sustainable agro-forestry
Results will be obtained through a mix of theoretical and practical lessons. Lessons will be held by professional agro-forestry trainers of the ISP in Africa.
The contents of the theory and video lessons are divided in two parts. The first part concerns Environment and Trees (what is meant by environment, the importance of trees, sensitivity regards pollution of the environment), the role of the ONG in the community, the role of the schools, the politics of environmenal protection, the role of the use of stoves at low energetic consumption,, the time the project will remain ongoing, and how it will be managed).
The content of the practical lessons is; knowledge of various fruit and vegetable forms, the planting of fruit trees, demonstration of agricultural methods, planting of fruit trees, use of residue and waste as the source for a fertiliser.
Demolition and construction of a toilet block
One of the structures is a toilet block constructed in 2014 but due to some errors in the choice of materials by the constructor at the time it is now in a poor state of use and repair and risks falling down in that the foundations are weak and there are lots of cracks in the walls. As well as compromising the use of the block it also represents a danger. The job is to improve the structure, and provide both a hygienic and safe usage.
The demolition of the old and construction of the new will be subject to a tender with this depending on 3 bids from external companies to be selected. Once the best submission is decided upon, both in technical and economic terms, a contract will be established between the winning contractor and Choose Life Home Based Care / ISP in Africa.
Repair of office walls
As described above the same deficiencies are apparent in the main offices of the organisation. Also in this instance the result of both dangerous and unsuitable working conditions means that the space is not being used effectively, and thus impacting negatively on the carrying out of daily work and routines. A trusted technician has been contacted and he sees the possibility of repair as a solution. The repairs to be undertaken will allow staff to return and continue their work in conditions of safety and provision of effective working space.
Erection of a covered area for recreational activity
- has been verified that during recreational activity it is difficult to find shaded areas, and certainly enough shaded areas to satisfy the high number of participants. The problem is accentuated when it is time for the young children to take part in such leisure activities for there are so many of them. The decision has therefore been taken to propose the erection, the construction, of a canopy type roof which will solve, at least in part, the question.
The construction of the canopy will be entrusted to an external firm and will be subject to a tender with this depending on 3 bids.
Once the best submission is decided upon, both in technical and economic terms, a contract will be established between the winning contractor and Choose Life Home Based Care / ISP in Africa.
Monitoring activity by ISP personnel
Throughout the project the person appointed to do so by the contracting parties shall monitor all activity throughout the project duration and shall coperate in a constant manner with the Costa Family Foundation. ISP in Africa will support the Costa Family Foundation, as reference point for the ongoing daily monitoring of activity to take place. Cooperating with Choose Life Home Based Care, it shall undertake analysis of the action in course and evaluate the prescribed goals, as well as writing reports and collecting video and photographic evidence. Two missions to inspect the project by the Costa Family Foundation are scheduled for spring and autumn of 2018.