Greetings from the Kitega centre, we are excited to share our latest update.
The last quarter has been filled with activity – inspiring hope in so many lives.
Mr Isa was a committed community volunteer and helped the children acquire tailoring skills.
We are thankful for his life and for all the seeds he sow while serving at the centre.
Several community members and friends of the Kitega centre have also lost loved ones, and through these difficult times we have witnessed the power of community.
In Katungulu, the community is celebrating the progress of the community Health Centre – this is a dream come true and community members visit the Health centre frequently to help and monitor progress.
The health centre is being furnished and will soon be ready to be equipped to operate.
A successful VICOBA – plus camp was held at the centre in July, a great opportunity for all the VICOBA members to reconnect, network, share and learn after two years of the lock down.
As usual the celebration was evident, every VICOBA member had a story to share, lots of capacity building trainings organised, fellowship and networking, all these were highlights of the VICOBA camp 2022.
Covid 2019 disrupted activities and frustrated community gatherings, Hope has been our message during this time and the camp was a good opportunity to look back and celebrate the VICOBA ethos and to revive and inspire going forward.
The participants left inspired, ready to go become change agents in their communities.
Around East Africa in partnership with African Road Inc, VICOBA plus hubs are flourishing and bringing lasting change in communities.
This is VICOBA Plus
The centre welcomes volunteers all year round, and we have had the privilege of hosting some volunteers for the last quarter.
We hosted Professors from the Univeristy of Polytechnica Valencia – working of food and agricultural research in partnership with the centre; several workshops and visits were held, learning and sharing with the local communities and together developing sustainable solutions for the locals.
Other volunteers included: Fanny, Linda, Mar, Peter, Javier, among others.
Volunteers join the local team to serve the community, bringing hope and helping community members help themselves.
The centre is open and the children are happy to have a place to come everyday.
We are thankful for health, Rachel was ill but has now recovered from severe malaria
We have been able to provide the basic Medicare for our children.
The team is working hard to have the more children employed to support independent living. The post Covid 19 period has affected progress of several activities but the centre is hopeful to realise this.
Umoja house completion will also facilitate the establishment of employment opportunities for some of the children.
The centre still has several children on the waiting list, however the current capacity doesn’t support admission of more children.
We are hopeful that we will have a more sustainable approach in the near future and also support community initiatives to support children with disabilities.
We are thankful for Miiro’s education achievement, this has all been made possible by the centre. Miiro graduated at the end of May 2022 with a degree in commerce/Accounts. We are glad that he is now using the same skills to serve the community.
Miiro is thankful for the opportunity to graduate.
Kitega around the World:
We are thankful for the Kitega friends and family around the globe working very hard to make the work at the Kitega centre possible.
Here is what some of them have to say:
Denos Amarantos – USA
For those who have known me for a while, remember that in 2015 I traveled to Uganda, Africa where I volunteered to work with children with disabilities at the Kitega Community Centre near Lugazi.
My work there went so far beyond just volunteering, it was life-changing, and turned out to be one of the most fulfilling and memorable things that I had ever done in my life. It was there where I met David and stayed at his home.Both David, and the entire Kitaga community welcomed me with open arms and took such good care of me during my visit.