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Welttierschutzstiftung (WTS) is a charitable foundation, established in 2015 by Welttierschutzgesellschafte.V. The foundation promotes animal welfare worldwide. The main focus of its work lies on improving animal welfare through academic education and continuous professional development in emerging and developing countries, scientific research on animal welfare, the anchoring of animal welfare in the society and the search for solutions to a global animal-friendly future.

The foundation acts in conducting own projects and promoting external projects.

With its main programme VETS UNITED, WTS supports animal health and welfare education in emerging and developing countries, mainly in Africa, such as Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and The Gambia. Further projects in Liberia and Rwanda are currently in preparation. The foundation works in close cooperation with educational institutions, veterinary associations and local government departments.It provides technical and financial support to the projects until they can be handed over and sustained by the local partners.

Haven is a newly-formed initiative which came from the former Mukwano Mwana (Dear Child) which began in 2005 with the original undertaking of sponsoring children in Jinja township, overseen by Mr Nkonge Bossa (dec). He worked tirelessly to rescue children who had no hope and with the help of donors in Australia, built the orphanage to house over 100 children,despite serious struggles with premises and ongoing support for health issues and educational needs.

Haven is a newly-formed initiative which came from the former Mukwano Mwana (Dear Child) which began in 2005 with the original undertaking of sponsoring children in Jinja township, overseen by Mr Nkonge Bossa (dec). He worked tirelessly to rescue children who had no hope and with the help of donors in Australia, built the orphanage to house over 100 children, despite serious struggles with premises and ongoing support for health issues and educational needs.

This is where we are needed. At the moment we have had to restrict our efforts to this group of widows, children and needy animals, even though we have requests every week to help many more similar desperate groups. The needs are great and even though registered locally, we have been unable to fully register in Australia for tax purposes as we do not have the funds necessary, nor meet the requirements of large committees, wages, and all other associated (and for us, money wasting) demands.

In the early part of 2018 our UK team took over operations (with the new name The Greater Good Foundation Uganda), for which we are grateful. In the new financial year, it once again returned to an Australian base, which will allow us to move forward in a huge leap and achieve things we have only dreamed of until now, with our new design and planning team.

100% of donations go to the intended recipients. We need to help those suffering with chronic and terminal illness (usually without medical assistance), famine, war, abuse, loss, disability, and for the animals, the abuse and neglect is often too much to consider for a westerner.

When humans are not coping, animals are way down on the list of capabilities. While we manage to raise material donations to some degree, we are always plagued with the daunting threat of freight, which we simply are unable to raise sufficient funds for.

We are constantly in need of financial donations, no matter how small. We urgently seek caring corporations willing to help even if it means no tax benefits. Sometimes you just have to do good because you can, rather than what you can get out of it. Additionally, we hope to source international corporations based in Uganda - who are willing to carry donations for us, and help with the larger jobs - building, freight, volunteering, promotion, etc. Please see our other posts for donation and individual charity details. Please ask if you can fit into one of our many projects.

RISE AND SHINE

  1. Registration name and type.

Arise and shine orphanage school.

A Community based Charity organization

  1. Summary of mission statement.

Our goal is to be able to provide;

  • Safe and healthy living environment, proper nutrition and health care, quality education so that children can reach their potential and escape poverty.
  1. Number of staff and volunteers.

       Arise has 7 teachers full time and 4 volunteer teachers an 2 Directors.  

The teachers get monthly wages of $30 per teacher.

Arise is supported by the directors Tape Babiryeand DavidBalondemu and from Haven Uganda a charity organization based in Australia and also from Individual friends from Australia, The UK and USA.

  1. Goals –short and long term.

Goals for the foundation are;

  • Propagate the proper Christian faith
  • Managing a resource center for foster care and parenting orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children.
  • Transform the social-economic status of the needy families.
  • Promote sustainable, community based health care, education and sensitization.
  • Operate Christian educational centers to promote moral and academic excellence.
  • Advocating against child abuse or any form of inhuman behavior with an aim of inflicting pain.
  • Additional incidentals such as disabled children, child soldiers, sexually abused victims, widows, and chronic illness extra.
  1. Community members and outstanding supporters-such as if any group or individuals offering ongoing support to the charity.
  • The local community sometimes 
  1. Monthly financial needs.
  • Food.
  • Water.
  • Electricity bills.
  • Chalk.
  • Pens.
  • Books.
  • Manila papers.
  • Kids chairs.
  • Office chairs.
  • Office tables.
  • Children clothing.
  • Teacher Wages

OUR PROJECT:

PROBLEM STATEMENT:
Many children in Uganda have been victimized or left in vulnerable and needy situations. This is due to the lack of adequate resources to meet family basic needs in impoverished families; especially those that are child headed families by orphans due to HIV and AIDS.
The prevalence of HIV in the Ugandan population is estimated to have been reduced from a level of 18.7% in the early 1990s to 5% today. In spite of this many people are affected by the disease without access to life saving Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART). The death of adults, leave in their wake a generation of approximately.2million orphans who are vulnerable and often have no access to education, shelter, care and treatment.
In addition to this, the high levels of poverty within Uganda (Uganda is ranked 143 on the UN Human Development Index) leaves most of the children with little or no hope to life hence high vulnerability and a poor livelihood. 
The majority of the population in the Eastern region is highly dependent on subsistence farming and barter trade within the villages as there are no other options to improve one’s livelihood. In addition to the lack of livelihood opportunities there is a lack of quality education for the vulnerable children (VCs) to access,  as well as a higher risk of being affected by HIV and AIDS.

  • Arise also targets women and men through its interventions to help reduce the problems that may lead to VCs such as early marriages, a lack of education, a lack of life skills and risky behaviors that lead to HIV and AIDS such as cultural practices like wife adoption and unsafe sexual practices.
    PROPOSED SOLUTIONS:
    In response to the problems highlighted above, Arise is focused on addressing the issues of the lack of services for VCs, lack of education, lack of skills to develop livelihoods, and a lack of knowledge on HIV and AIDS.
    In line with its strategic objectives; Arise aims to achieve the above through: 
    • providing quality education to VCs through a school and orphanage established by Arise and our Partners
    • providing shelter, care and treatment center for VCs through the orphanage to be built at Nabirye Village in Iganga.
    • delivering non-formal education sessions on HIV and AIDS and life skills to the VCs
    The impact that the interventions mentioned above are aiming to achieve are:
  • VCs having a quality education
  • VCs living healthier and productive lives
  • Community members making informed decisions regarding HIV and AIDS prevention through increased knowledge and life skill
  • Community members reporting having an increased income through income generating projects (IGPs).
    PROJECT OBJECTIVES:
    The strategic objectives of Arise  are:
    1) To educate, provide shelter, care and medical treatments for orphaned and other vulnerable children by 2022
    2) To increase the knowledge and skills of community members in HIV and AIDS prevention and life skills to lead to positive behavior change by 2022.
    3) To increase the income of community members aged 18years and above through engagement in income generating activities by 2022.


PROJECT ACTIVITIES:


The activities contributing to the achievement of the strategic objectives are outlined below per objective area.


1) To educate, provide shelter, care and medical treatment for orphaned and other vulnerable children by 2022
• Sensitization of community members of the importance of education and of the Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School
• Recruitment of qualified teachers
• Delivery of school lessons to in school OVCs
• Sensitization of the community members of the Arise and Shine Orphanage
• Education, care and support to OVCs in the orphanage


2) To increase the knowledge and skills of community members in HIV and AIDS prevention and life skills to lead to positive behavior change by 2022.
• HIV and AIDS focused community outreach sessions to youth and adults
• Life skills focused community outreach sessions to youth and adults
• Extra non-formal education school lessons delivered to in-school children and youth on HIV and AIDS prevention and life skills


3) To increase the income of community members aged 18years and above through engagement in income generating activities by 2022.
• Training sessions on income generating activities to youth and adults (e.g. necklace bead making, mushroom growing, brick making and laying)
• Training sessions on entrepreneurship (this includes saving, records keeping, project management) to youth and adults
• Training sessions on modern methods of farming and storage to youth and adults

WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR:
Arise and Shine Nursery and primary school:
  Currently having 150(able bodied and disabled) children under our care. Most of these children are orphaned, abandoned or in any other vulnerable situation. We take care of these children with the aim of restoring them back to health and reuniting them with their families.
The school is located in Buligo village in Iganga. A village where there was only one available school and some of the children had to study under trees. This made it difficult for the children to concentrate and study during rainy seasons.
We have constructed a school with 7 classrooms, accommodating about 25 pupils each. With the school we are encouraging and supporting the girl child education by giving both boys and girls a chance to quality education. The School is located in an area where girls are less privileged via education. In Buligo area, if parents had less money and had to provide education to a child, that would be the boys hence the girls missing out on education and the benefits it brings!
With our community education campaign sessions, we have been able to raise awareness on the issue and in turn, we have registered many more girls in the school and the ratio of girls to boys is 2: 1.

                       Community education:
This is a project we do to practically help address issues affecting the village. Under this project we talk about personal hygiene, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS sensitization and prevention. We have been able to reach over 300 people in the villages with this project and there has been noticeable positive behavior and attitude change towards the issues we sensitize about.
Community outreach:
In this project, we introduce income generating projects to community members in Buligo village so community members can have a self-sustainable life. Most of the community members in Buligo village depend mostly on subsistence farming. And with the climate change, most of the gardens don’t yield as expected because the rains come at the wrong time and due to this many people suffer from famine. In this case we introduce the income generating activities so people can afford food during such times. Some of the income generating projects we have introduced in this area include,
-Paper beads necklace making supporting over 50 ladies in Buligo community.
-Handmade Candle making supporting 20 women in the same area.

For the future we hope to introduce the following projects,
Bee raring, fish farming, tomato growing and livestock farming.

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