Greeting! Here in Kitega, it is planting season for the farmers, a time of hard work and sweat to ensure that the fall harvest will be bountiful. At Kitega Community Centre, we are harvesting the fruits of our labor a bit early, as May saw several encouraging developments. Here are the May highlights:
The local government of Buikwe district provided the centre with a grant to fund a Poultry Project. We’ve used the funds to set up a chicken house and are now looking to fill it up with chicks and chickens. The Project Project will demonstrate important husbandry skills for the local community and children to learn, and the eggs and chicks will be sold to support the centre’s activities.
In May, Kitega staff also received training on Adult Functional Literacy from our partner, African Prisons Project.
Brian, a teacher at the centre, is proud to share the progress of some disabled children:
Rachael Nansubuga–Of all the vocational lessons at the Centre, Rachel used to prefer only basket weaving, but in May she became intensely interested in table cloth making and is quickly catching up to her peers.
Grace Nanyonjo–Grace’s ability to concentrate on a vocational lesson at any given time period increased from 4 minutes to 10 minutes.
Shamim Kyoyiga–Shamim became the only student at the centre to have mastered the telling of time correctly.
The other disabled children at the centre also amazed the staff when they cleaned up the tables and dishes by themselves after lunch one day. The teachers have put a lot of time and effort into teaching just this simple task, and to see the children be able to do it independently was a huge gratification.
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Construction of the Shalom House picked up speed, with the roof and shutters nearly put in place. The fundraising drive also pulled in USD 520. Thank you to all those who donated! There is still a lot left to be done, including the following tasks:
Putting up doors and windows
Installing drainage, plumbing, toilets and a septic tank, and electrical wiring
Plastering and painting the walls and ceiling
Tiling the floor
Building a wall fence
Furnishing the rooms
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