Safeplan Uganda

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In the picture:  Administrative Staff posing with organisation sponsors

Who we are

Background

Safeplan Uganda is a youth led, community based organization registered in Masindi district since 2011.

 The organization was created to empower youths especially women to increase productivity, poverty reduction, improved standard of living and job creation.

 

Activities of the organization.

The main activities of the organization is to mobilize youth/ women and other vulnerable groups to challenge poverty by acquiring skills for Social economic Livelihood the training empowers single and young mothers and youths between the age of 15-32 years and all women about their rights particularly their economic, social and cultural rights and a right to a decent living. The organization works in fivefold objectives of Health, Education, Gender, ICT and Environment.(photo)

Masindi town council located mid-western part of Uganda 216km from Kampala city and 40km off Gulu highway from Kafu river.

Project beneficiaries

The project beneficiaries are chosen from families affected by HIV¸ through self-help groups and vulnerable communities in last mile communities with limited access to valuable information to improve their skills and become self-reliant. All these identification are collective activities done together with stakeholders, local leaders and religious communities who send vulnerable children to for training.

 

Past achievements

  1. The AIDS Support Organsation (TASO)
  2. Seedinitiatives United Nation organisation (uno)
  3. Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA)
  4. Associated Country of Women of The World
  5. ENVenture Enterprises-Uganda
  6. Stitching Gereed Germany Tools (New)

 



Yes. Between 2013/14 Safeplan Uganda trained more than 400 women and men living and affected by HIV in energy saving stoves in partnership with the AIDS support organisation (TASO) many families still enjoy these technology in their homes. The training was conducted by Safeplan members who had skills in energy saving cooking stoves in four sub counties in Masindi.

Craftsmen in Safeplan Uganda trained more than 50 youths now in fabrication of energy saving stoves.

We use local tools for the fabrication of energy saving stoves.

In 2015 we requested Stitching Gereed an organisation in Germany to support the organisation with tools to make bee hives, we received tools worthy 10,000$ in August 2, 2017 and the carpentry training is due to start in September 2017 rent has been paid for six months to start the programme. We have the tools we are looking forward to funds to facilitate staff and meet other cost like materials, transport and overhead. This time we are using staff from local technical institute Kyema.

 

 

The first skills training of 400 people living with HIV has improved the quality of life of families using improved energy saving and smoke free stoves reducing health related risk associated with open air cooking.

More than 100 bee farmers now produce more than 100Kg of honey per year for sale earning almost 800$ annually from bee project.

In 2014 100 primary schools benefited from free reusable sanitary pads that they are using up to now this has increased the attendance at school and reduced the cost of buying sanitary towels always. 20 members received passion fruits seedlings and vegetables and they are earning more than 20$ per month from fruits and vegetables.

The latest activities of energy saving solutions is a new project aiming at supporting rural communities with low cost energy saving technologies of solar lights and cooking has reached more than 100 families since June 2017.

The projects are monitored in terms of increment on numbers of beneficiaries and income they earn as a result of being part of the initiative. Change in behaviour in terms of knowledge and usage of services like children learnt reproductive health skills now they know how to protect themselves from risky sexual behaviours.

 

Immediate needs

The organisation immediate needs is support to training centre. We need funds to buy materials for making beehives, support our staff and protective gears for trainees. Equip the training centre with modern technology to simply training delivery in the technology age.

Though membership contribution we have paid rent for six months to start the carpentry training workshop about 500$.

The organisation future plan is to support community produce productive citizens’ women and youths through skills development to achieve social economic development.

The target is to produce 10,000 beehives and support farmers on loan recovery basis across 15 districts surrounding the great Budongo forest reserve produce honey raising up to 100M$ in earning annually that is why we need more skilled person to perform the work.

To achieve this the organisation is using its merger resource to establish itself by creating self-help groups and also opening a training centre for skills training and upgrading centre in the region. The centre will not end in carpentry but also welding, ICT this is to prepare youths to work the upcoming oil field in the region. The organisation shall continue the training with trainees well represented per Sub County and this has been well supported by the community.

The honey so produced shall be processed in the planned regional centre for mid-western and northern Uganda prepared for export.

The trainees are organised in self-help groups and given further support to start their business, register, secure contracts manage it and make life better.

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Kijuura Railway Quarters, Masindi, Uganda
P. O. Box 74 Masindi

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