Assist the refugee settlement with treating the most prevalent conditions in the refugee population with special attention to Malaria and Malnutrition at the Panyadoli Health Center.
Support the education of refugee school children.
Develop the economic and livelihood component of our humanitarian work through vocational training.
Photo below: Students learn foot massage technique as part of hairdressing and beautician training at Vocational Institute
Photo above: Tailoring students at work and the graduate ceremony at end of course.
Maintain adequate medicine and medical supplies to the Panyadoli Health Center. Research the upgrade of Panyadoli Health Centre III to Hospital level.
Summary of RMF/WCF-sponsored activities carried out during the reporting period under each project objective (note any changes from original plans):
RMF provided funding for the facilitation of candidates who sat for the Uganda National Examination Board in senior four and six. This facilitation included transport to and from, accommodation, feeding, and the allowance for the teachers who took care of the students at Masindi.
Beth Cole and DaystarNursery Schools 154
Can Rom and Arnold Primary Schools 358
Panyandoli Self Help Secondary School 124
Total Children Supported 636
RMF/WCF, local government, and UNHCR equipped the health centre with pharmaceuticals this reporting period.
An increasing dollar exchange rate has caused prices of drugs being increased, thanks to RMF for increasing also this time funds for the drugs from 8 million shillings to 9 million shillings. The last resupply was on December 13th, 2011.
Vocational Training Institute
Continued financial support and guidance for the new Tailoring and Hairdressing Vocational Training Institute; a total of 40 students are now enrolled in these programs and the reception continues to be positive. The vocational institute had its first graduation ceremony on December 1st, 2011 with 30 students graduating; 13 in tailoring and 17 in hair dressing, all with good grades.
End of Course Report for Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute 2011
Tailoring and Garment Course:
The Tailoring and Garment Cutting Course started the semester with 16 students and had 3 drop out due to personal reasons, continuing with the remaining 13 students to the end of the course.
There was great improvement seen this semester compared to the first semester, both in the lessons conducted in the classroom as well as the hands on practicals.
Photos below: Students during a testing practical and supplies purchased for garment tailoring program
The 2nd semester’s exams began on the 15th of November and ended on the 25th of November. Unfortunately during exams, the Institute was very affected by continuing power outages. For instance, the students were unable to use the over locking machine during exams due to the lack of power. Also every student needs to iron his/her fabrics at the end of every exam but the power outages didn’t allow this either. The lack of fuel supplied by UNHCR for the generators didn’t allow for continuous operation, but this shortage is being addresses for the next semester.
Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy Course
The Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy Course started the semester with 17 students, with only one student leaving at the end of the course because of a sick child. The child has been sick all along and was being attended to in Mulago Hospital. When we started the exams, the child’s condition again worsened and the child needed to be taken for review so the mother had to leave.
In all, there was a great improvement this semester compared to the first semester. This is because we received sufficient products and supplies to last the entire semester.
Lessons were conducted smoothly during the course of the semester with students attending all classes as planned for in the curriculum. The lessons generally lasted from 8am until 5pm.
They also had a lot of the same problems during exams that the Tailoring Classed experienced due to power shortages.
Students learned to perform various services such as:
Graduation Ceremony for both courses
The Panyadoli Vocational Institute completed its courses on the 1st of December 2011 and conducted its first graduation ceremony which was so wonderful and was attended by the following people among others:
The Assistant Settlement Commandant, Office of the Prime Minister
The main activities of the day were: