Greetings from all of us the Kitega Centre , the last few weeks have been filled with lots of activities and we also had a team from Spain that spent over two weeks learning and serving at the Centre.
The children continue to learn and develop holistically, the new children have adjusted to life at the centre and feel it is home for them. Hadijah has greatly improved in her socializing skills, while Hassan and Hakim are good friends and enjoy learning together.
It was all joy and happiness having a team from Spain spent over two weeks at the Centre, it was such a great moment the Centre children learning from the them.
Waste management was one of the lessons the children took from the volunteers’ stay at the Centre.
Demonstration gardens were prepared by the volunteers and children with a dream to develop a learning center for the farmers around the communities,these would enable many farmers learn and replicate better methods of farming and improve on the production on their farms.
Community development program
Leaders from the Tusisimuke branches gathered at the Centre to evaluate progress and strategise for the last quarter of the year. The church continues to champion community development initiatives in over six communities.
Functional Adult Literary (FAL)
The general community and FAL members were blessed with spectacles from the Centre’s friends, this will make it easy for the FAL students and instructors to implement the FAL programme in the community.
Several members in the community received free eye check-ups in March and those that needed spectacles received them in August. Over 300 spectacles were given to community members, special thanks go to Expedicion Solidaria that made this possible.
The team visited a FAL graduate on his farm in Kasokoso community, Mr. Gwayabadde (graduate) was eager to share the impact of FAL in his life and the wider community.
An agriculture expert Prof. Rafael shared a lot with the farmers on ways to prevent pests and diseases that would attack crop and using organic measures.
There is an increase in number of inmates getting involved in the program in the prisons, the Malachi Dad’s and Hannah’s gift programs are transforming of lives and restoring hope.
Most of the inmates have developed love for one another in prison, and the follow up reports shows that three (3) Ex-inmates have united and joined their families after undergoing and being part of the prison ministry program.
The Youth at the Centre continue to inspire change in the community, training several youth in the community to work with their own hands.
In October the youth plan to launch an initiative to support teenage mothers and girls that have dropped out of school.
The VICOBA Maize mill is almost up, roofing is UNDERWAY, electricity has been installed in the building, so it is expected to be ready by October this year, and the long awaited VICOBA flour will be processed in the near future.
The mill will address so many issues of farmer in VICOBA in that they will determine their own production of flour and prices of maize in order to develop and increase their incomes.
The mill will have its own committee that will take charge and manage the operations of the entire mill, in the near future the mill will register be as accompany, being accompany will call for proper management that would ensure a successful and helpful run of the mill.
The VICOBA plus process development workshop was held at Centre, change makers from different countries of East African attended the three day workshop aimed at delivering a process manual that will be used to replicate the VICOBA-Plus model in different parts of the world.
Volunteers at the Centre:
The story of Kitega Community Centre continues to grow everyday,we are grateful for the all those that are making this story possible.
We continue to visit and listen to several inspirational stories from several stakeholders, we are excited with the opportunity to facilitate community owned- community driven development.