Quarterly district coordination and networking meeting with partners in development (NGOs) discussing the progress of their work. This meeting is taking place at Betty’s Guest house- Mayuge . The implementing partners present include; Worldvision uganda, Habitat for humanity, MUCOBADI, Tujje Ministries, Life water international, UDHA, Lively minds, ODUR foundation, community concerns uganda initiative, Heroes for gender transformation program, Ray of choice Africa, SOS, ICYD, SIU among others.
His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope IV, Isebantu Kyabazinga of Busoga yesterday graced a graduation ceremony of Gabula Royal Foundation where about 6,000 youth have graduated in various business skills.
Speaking as Chief Guest at the graduation ceremony held at Mayuge district headquarter grounds, Kyabazinga was fascinated by the huge number of youth who were graduating.
Worldvision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Worldvision has been implementing the MANE project for the last 3years in the district. Following the National strategic growth plan and already established good relationship with the district, two long term programs have started in Kigandalo and Busakira sub counties.
Yesterday a team of officers from production department set voyage for Tororo district on a benchmarking exercise on micro scale irrigation system. While in Tororo, the team visited Geno Family Farm in iyolwa sub county,where a solar powered irrigation system has been set up. This farm sits on 300 acres of land and is doing crop growing, piggery and animal fattening (Beef).It was revealed to us that even though the farm is surrounded by a river, it’s not reliable especially in dry season so a 70ft well was dug to ensure constant supply of water which costed the farmer around 3.5m .
The ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities restored the historic monument of slavery called fort Thruston in Bukaleba, Bukatube sub county last year in May 2021. The US embassy in Uganda supported the restoration of the dilapidated monument through the USD Ambassadors fund for cultural preservation.
The fort has been restored for tourism and education in the Busoga region. This site has a rich history on slavery, sleeping sickness epidemic and Luba chiefdom in Busoga.
An Stand-Up project inception meeting with OXFAM on going here at Pearl on the Nile hotel-Jinja. Stand-Up is a project supported by global affairs Canada with the ultimate goal of increasing enjoyment of sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR) by most marginalized and vulnerable right-holders, particularly adolescent young girls and women. The project will address key gender inequalities and human rights issues including traditional practices and taboos regarding gender and sexuality.
The district monitoring team today visited Buyemba primary school in Wairasa sub county to assess classroom reality in rural government aided primary schools in the district as well as factors that hinder teachers’ and pupils capabilities. Issues unveiled included general poverty levels as parents ain’t able to feed their children while in school and the commuting distance between home and school is quite a hindrance .
Mayuge women leaders training today at Betty’s Guest house. The training focused on roles of women leaders in development, mindset change and community development,as well as family and its role in development.
Violence against children (VAC) is a global public health concern and a violation of children's rights. VAC is a major risk factor for serious negative health and social outcomes. In Uganda, violence against children is highly prevalent .
There was a district leadership capacity strengthening workshop today to stop violence against children by Makerere university child health development center and ministry of health at continental hotel-Iganga. During the workshop, activities that are to be undertaken by the leaders potentially identified.
Worldvision Uganda with support from KOICA and in partnership with Worldvision Korea is implementing a health project in the district termed”Mayuge Neglected Tropical Diseases Elimination Project “(MANE) from the year 2019-2021.
The goal of the project is to eliminate Bilharzia and soil transmitted Helminthes (STH) in Mayuge District.
The project is contributing towards elimination of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths through integrated approach i.e Behavior change communication (BCC) and WASH, preventative chemotherapy and change management (MDA).