Drilling a community well at Kyempapu by partners from the US to help address the water scarcity issue in the community
KYEMPAPU launched its first ever Strategic Plan (2021-2025) at Maria Flo Hotel in Masaka on 17th December 2020.The function was presided over by the Secretary General of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO Ms Rosie Agoi and attended by partners from Bukomansimbi District , Local Council members, Community Based Organisations, school and religious leaders.
This strategic plan was developed by KYEMPAPU with support from the Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme (CUSP) which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with financial support from the European Union and the German government. Before the launch KYEMPAPU also received visibility materials in form of Pull up banners, Teardrops, Brochures, sign posts and business cards among others.
1) Kyempapu is implementing a covid 19 change project to help prevent the spread of covid19 at public water sources through radio talks, education, and fencing. This project is supported by GIZ-CUSP, the German Government and the European Union.
2) Kyempapu is promoting the use of energy efficient stoves, which only require 3 pieces of wood to prepare a meal. We are still in need partners in the energy saving sector so that we can reduce on the number of trees being cut.
3) Kyempapu received Water Drilling equipment from its US partners. These will be useful in helping to address water challenges in the community and district.
4) A training on bio sand filter making has been conducted and concluded at Kyempapu. Thank you CAWST for the support! This is another step taken to promote safe drinking water into the community.
Between 4-7th November 2019, Kyempapu reviewed the organization's Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives the support of GIZ-CUSP.
Kyempapu hosted a team of 12 guests from Germany on September 21 who planted trees in the Peace Garden.
Kyempapu had one of its staff participate in a quality coffee training in Kampala (first photo). We joined the Global Social network to plant trees in schools on April 12th (second photo).The Sylvias Sisters organization in partnership with Kyempapu donated over 300 washable sanitary kits to girls in Kitaasa SS and Kikoma Uganda Martyrs Secondary school Ssembabule. Thank you Jennifer and team for the donation! (last two photos)
Kyempapu participated in a stakeholder survey to find out the relevancy of its work in the community and areas to be improved in the next 5 years. This is one of the processes in the implementation of the strategic plan development for Kyempapu supported by the Germany international cooperation (GIZ) under the Civil society in Uganda support program (CUSP). In August, Kyempapu organised and coordinated a Household Water Training for Trainers and a Water Treatment and safe Storage workshop with facilitators from Calgary, Canada.
We hosted a team of 15 students and professors from USA and Hong Kong in July for 2 weeks during their Humanitarian Summer trip. The team visited schools, communities, and carried out a survey on waste management, water and energy.
Kyempapu is taking part in Global Action Week from April 16-22. This year's focus is tree planting!
There have been several exciting things happening at Kyempapu both in Uganda and abroad over the past few months!
Under our student exchange program, Kyempapu was able to send Linda Leticia Nalumansi to study at the Waldorf School of Baltimore. She later studied at Roland Park College where she graduated on Thursday with a diploma and two trophies in academics and sports. Many thanks to Linda's host family and all her supporters.
Kyempapu has been bustling over the last few months. We've had visitors from Kansas, one of our team members went to Bonn, Germany for a UN conference, and we now have our own coffee! See the photos below.
We have partnered with CARITAS to host the Dreams Project, creating a model safe space with various social services for the community.
Watch this video of Sylvia talking about the community clinic Kyempapu planned to build using plastic bottles.
Hello friends! A few updates from the last few months:
Kyempapu team after assessing the state of the Kyoja Wetland in Kutanda Sub-county
Lots of fruits growing in the Kyempapu Peace Garden
Kyempapu will be sending a team of farmers to the USA soon!
Kyempapu hosts PEACE talks with young mothers
Kyempapu welcomes visitors from Germany
Kyempapu recently hosted volunteer John Mercier from USA who visited the childrens ministry, planted trees, and visited the equator with the Kyempapu team.
Sylvia, her daughter Abigail, and colleague Debbie took part in the Save the Planet race in Entebbe on July 24th.
Kyempapu organizes the "Less Litter" campaign at local schools in conjunction with CECOD-FEE UGANDA, as well as a childrens trip to the Uganda Martyrs shrine Namugongo.
Kyempapu is currently working on constructing the floor of its new Community hall and veranda. Many thanks to Project Peace Germany for funding this project.
July 1 - Kyempapu held a teacher training session for 30 teachers in charge of the environmental program of 15 local schools. Some of the schools that took part include: Ggingo PS, Meria Po Junior School, Makukuulu PS, Kirinda St.Jude, Kyakajwiga PS, Bukango PS, Bulenge Muslim PS, King David Junior School, Bright Parents Kayanja, Brain Way Kayanja, Green Hill Kikuuta, Kijulujulu SDA PS, and Kawoko CU among others.
July 7 - Kyempapu attended a Regional workshop on Water and Saniatation Organised by Caritas/Maddo and the coordinators of UWASNET held at the Bwaala Social Centre Masaka.
July 8 - The Director of KYEMPAPU was elected to represent the organization on the Katonga Catchment area committee which consists of 30 members. The Katonga catchment is made up 13 districts from Lyantonde to Kyenjojo. They will implement a project that will be financed by the Ministry of Water and Environment.
July 9 - Kyempapu is curently hosting a training program as part of the "Dreams Project" implemented by Caritas/Maddo and Mild May Uganda to have an HIV/AIDS free generation for girls and young mothers 10 to 24 yrs.
On April 22, Kyempapu trained head-teachers and environmental studies teachers from 16 schools in Bukomnansimbi as part of the Eco School program held at the Kyempapu Community Centre. The organization Books of Africa - USA donated books to Kyempapu, which were handed out to teachers during the training conference.
A view of the Kyempapu Peace Garden starting to bloom!
Kyempapu hosted the Education for Sustainable Development Regional Policy Workshop organised by the Ministry of Education, Uganda National Commission for UNESCO, and the National Environmental Management Authority March 17-18. There were six facilitators and the event took place in Kyempapu's newly established Ecological conference room, which boasts solar panels donated by Prof Linda of Oslo University.
Kyempapu successfully oganised an event for UN International Women's Day on March 8th in partnership with the International Women Peace Group Korea
Kyempapu is presently constructing a peace garden, as well as a library. If you have any books you would like to donate, please contact Sylvia.
Kyempapu is currently hosting a volunteer, Caitie, from Spain. She has been helping to plant Albizi trees (right photograph).
Kyempapu is opening a new office in Copenhagen, Denmark!
Get in touch with our new European chapter.
Shelton Tendai Mariga
A team from Raincatcher USA dosnates and helps to install a rain catcher for Kyempapu
The resource centre is complete!
Valentin and Hanna help lay the foundation of the Kyempapu community resource center