Monday, 6 July 2015

Success stories as a result of advocacy forums initiated by ToroDev in Kyenjojo & Kamwenge districts

Nkoma development advocacy forum engaged local leaders in advocating for safe and clean water. "We held a community meeting in Mikole village, Nkoma sub county in Kamwenge district on 27th April 2015 to discuss the issue of lack of access to clean water in our area and as a forum we followed up the issue up to the district level and am glad to report to you that in the district budget of this financial year 2015/16, a borehole is allocated to Mikole village to solve the community concern and we are still following the issue to make sure the borehole is constructed in the area". Said Monday Wilson the chairperson of Nkoma Development advocacy forum in Kamwenge district.

 Meanwhile Bufunjo people’s forum in February 2015 visited Bukongwa primary school and held a joint meeting with parents teachers’ association (PTA) & school management committee (SMC) members as a way of improving the education standards in Bufunjo sub county, Kyenjojo district. During the meeting under-staffing, lack of enough classrooms, increased school dropout & pupils failure to pack meals were identified as factors affecting the education standards in the area.

“Our engagement with school management members resulted into calling for a PTA meeting which resolved to increase PTA contribution from 7500= (seven thousand, five hundred shillings) to 10.000= (ten thousand shillings), parents agreed to start packing for their children mid –day meals, arresting parents whose school going age children aren’t in school, parents to contribute 10.000= ( Ten thousand shillings) annually as building fund, the head teacher & the chairperson SMC were requested to contact the office of the district education officer (DEO) for more teaching staff & parents to start making bricks for the construction of primary five (5) and six (6) classrooms among other things, said Mr. Tumwesigye Andrew the chairperson of Bufunjo Peoples Forum.

As ToroDev we are grateful to SIDA, NED, DRT, CIPESA, SPIDER, ICT4DEM for their financial and technical support

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