JENGAMTOTO

 

Unicef launches Generation Unlimited education for young people partnership:

October 3, 2018

Written by John Musinguzi

 

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on September 24 launched Generation Unlimited, a global educational and training partnership, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA.

 

This programme “dedicated to increasing opportunities and investments for children and young people aged 10 to 24,” will see Unicef partnering various companions, in an effort to help young people transition from adolescence to maturity with ease.

With tagline ‘Co-creating solutions with and for young people’, Generation Unlimited is part of efforts to accelerate the implementation of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to involve and respond to the specific needs of young people, as well as promote and support young people’s role as critical agents of change.

 

A statement by Unicef’s headquarter in New York dated September 21 and titled ‘World leaders unite under new initiative to provide quality education and training for young people’, said Generation Unlimited “will tackle the global education and training crisis currently holding back millions of young people and threatening progress and stability”.

It promises getting “every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030”.

As part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth 2030 Strategy, Generation Unlimited will complement and build on existing programmes that support adolescents and young people. Its three key areas of emphasis will be: secondary-age education; skills for learning, employability and decent work; and empowerment.

Generation Unlimited’s website, www.genunlimited.org/, states that the first round of multi-stakeholder co-creation, led by a wide range of external experts, has already yielded 20 initiatives that have the potential to deliver sustained results, and which are currently being considered for support by Generation Unlimited.

It also mentions a set of ‘promising transformative ideas’ that will harness the power of new trends like digitalization, globalization, technology and demographics.

These ideas will harness emerging industries in the green and care economies, as well as the growing body of data, knowledge and experience to address barriers that are obstructing progress for young people.

Many of these trends are at critical turning points that could help leapfrog solutions ahead of the curve and dramatically improve the effectiveness of scalable solutions.

LEADERSHIP

At the launch, Unicef executive director Henrietta Fore said: “The change in demographics the world is experiencing, coupled with fast-moving technological advances, presents a critical moment in history.

If we act wisely and urgently, we can create a skilled cohort of young people better prepared to create sustainable economies and peaceful and prosperous societies. Young people may represent 25 per cent of the global population, but they account for 100 per cent of the future. We cannot afford to fail them.”

Generation Unlimited boasts a wide range of partners – governments, the private sector, academia, international and civil society organizations, as well as young people themselves – to co-create, fund and scale up innovative solutions to expand opportunities for the world’s young people.

Besides a large board, Generation Unlimited also boasts a nine-member leaders group and a four-member champions group. The first meeting of the global board for the partnership was held in July last year.

jmusinguzi@observer.ug

 

 

THE JENGAMTOTO FOUNDATION IN UGANDA

 

 

http://jengamtoto.com/

 

This is the clinic alongside the Clinic Road that leads to the government hospital at Komamboga

 

 

 

THE BROCHURE

 

 

ABOUT US

 

JENGA MTOTO FOUNDATION is a non profitable organization registered to offer comprehensive rehabilitation services to children with disabilities.

 

THE CHILDREN

 

SOME OF THE CHILDREN

 

Home building

The first place of contact in Uganda

The new place of contact in Uganda

 

THE MOTTO

 

 

SEE THE ABLE NOT THE LABEL

 

We greatly believe that every child is born and lives with individual potential to perform despite the labeled disability. We therefore emphasize maximum focus on each child’s individual potentials and strengths to engage in productive activities and this is looked at as the basic foundation for skills training and talent exploration and development

 

MISSION

To provide quality comprehensive rehabilitation services to children living with physical and/or mental challenges limiting their levels of functional performance

 

VISION

To promote quality independent functional performance in lives of children living with physical and/or mental difficulties in Uganda

CORE VALUES

  • Unending passion for children
  • Quality and professionalism
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Unity and togetherness

 

FOUNDATION STRATEGY

Jenga Mtoto Foundation mainly focuses on providing quality independent lives to children living with physical and mental difficulties through appropriate therapy intervention support, capacity building, talent exploration and development and skills training programs.

 

The founding members of the organization

 

Ring the bell on the left of the Gate for assistance

 

ENROLMENT PROGRAM

We welcome all children living with physical and/or mental difficulties all ages between 0 to 18 years.

We run a boarding program for boys ranging from 4 to 18 years whereas other children are   dropped and picked   daily by parents/guardians

Enrollment process; 

 

Referrel-------- Appointment--------------- Intervention--------------- Assessment

 

ASSESSEMENT

Children undergo detailed assessment by professional therapists from all departments and this is intended to determine the children’s individual strengths and therapy needs

 

INTERVENTION PROGRAM

When enrolled, the children undergo a series of therapy intervention program from all therapy departments including occupational, physio, behavioral and speech and language therapists to establish the child’s therapy needs. The departments then develop an individualized therapy support plan basing on the child’s abilities and therapy needs

Children are also trained academic skills by special needs educators and this is also supplemented by talent exploration and development as well as skills training which include handmade craft skills, cooking skills and productive agriculture

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY

The physiotherapists mainly asses for children’s  impairments and disabilities for promotion of mobility, functional abilities, quality of lives and movements potentials for all children at the foundation center  The goal of our physiotherapists is to restore hope for limb function and assist each child reach his/her full physical potentials.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

Our special education program targets learners with special needs and aims at providing individualized and modified strategies to help each child acquire academic skills. This is implemented by special needs instructors who apply differentiated learning approaches to suit each child’s individual learning abilities as established by the therapists

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

This is a mode of treatment that focuses on the production and use of speech, difficulty in understanding and use of language, communication, feeding, chewing and swallowing. Speech and language therapists aim to assess and treat to improve speech, language and communication problems for children to communicate to their highest abilities

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY – OT

OT is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupations. This mode of treatment applies purposeful activities of self care, work and play/leisure to improve functional independence and enhance meaningful development.

Occupational therapists work closely with children to assist them become proficient in activities of daily living including self care (bathing, dressing, feeding, grooming, toileting), productive activities (house chores, learning) and leisure (play, social and communication skills).

 CONDITIONS WE ADDRESS

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Hydrocephalus/ microcephalus
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury effects
  • Spinal Cord injuries and deformities
  • Amputation cases
  • Bowl incontinence
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorders
  • Sleeping Disorders
  • Conduct disorders
  • Mental retardation
  • Burns and their effects
  • Bone fractures
  • Learning disabilities
  • Eating and swallowing disorders
  • Hearing impairments
  • Repaired cleft lip and palate
  • Delayed milestones
  • Repaired club foot

 

 

OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Volunteer ship
  • Internship and supervision
  • Research data collection
  • Parent groups
  • Care taker training

 

 

JENGA MTOTO FOUNDATION

Plot 267

KOMAMBOGA, Off Gayaza road

KAMPALA – UGANDA

 

CONTACTS

00256-702790985                             00256-7016669

00256-787366447                             00256-7766669

 

+447714245284

00256-704314826

 

 1st July, 2018

Email: jengamtoto2018found@gmail.com

Website:www.jengamtoto.com

 

 

The Group of Seven on this sad planet is an informal club of wealthy "liberal democracies" consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The heads of government of the member states, as well as the representatives of the European Union, meet at the annual G7 Summit:

 

The members of the G7 on one of their summits

 

11June, 2021

 

By the World Media

 

As of now this is an appeal(very small indeed) to this wealthy club for the sake of these children below on the continent of Africa. It just makes one want to cry.

 

 

A very interesting Ugandan child Josha screaming to get out of educated poverty

 

The World Bank estimates that the number of people in extreme poverty (those living on less than $1.90 per day) grew by 88 to 93 million in 2020, and projects further increases during 2021, according to the report. Matters are made worse that the children earn little money to make basic ends meet.

“In Uganda, most of the children were paid less than Shs 7,000 per day ($2) even though nearly half worked at least 10 hours a day,” the report noted.

The report quoted 13-year-old Saphina who spent nine hours a day crushing stones at a stone quarry but was paid only Shs 4,000 ($1.11) per week. She said: “The money that I earn is too little compared to the work that I do.”

Those who received such money, it later turned out, were the lucky ones. Many others were ripped off, and went home with nothing, the report found out.

“More than a quarter of the 81 children interviewed said that their employer sometimes refused to pay them or cheated them of their wages. Some said their employers arbitrarily made deductions from their salaries if they were not satisfied with the child’s work,” the report noted.

The report has recommended a number of measures to ensure that the children are safe from the harsh realities of the lockdown. The authors of the report have asked government to ensure that children enjoy adequate standards of living by, among other things, providing allowances to targeted families.

 

Muwanguzi the determined social care worker for his sick father's sake

 

They have also recommended to government to ensure adequate social protection budgets to provide a minimum social protection package for households with children.

They also want government to “ensure that social protection programs are financed via progressive revenue generation. In the wake of Covid-19, avoid austerity measures and budget cuts to essential public services like education and social protection.”

Uganda provides free primary and secondary education, but the continued closure of schools means that many children will not return as they are absorbed into the labour market.

 

This is a young crippled boy who was vaccinated when he was only 3 years:

Unfortunately enough, the Uganda polio vaccination in Kibaale during the 2011 polio programme, did not work out properly and his leg was cut off:

 

World Media

 

29 April, 2020

He says that he does not get any Uganda government or UNICEF help for his parents to help him. Mum makes a living washing people's clothing at Ssekanyonyi, only 6 miles from the city of Kampala, on Gayaza Road, so that she can then pay his school fees. The most reliable phone contact for this boy is Mr Mugerwa at +256782656519 so that the parents can then be accessed. This young boy is very active and plays football and goes fishing and deserves at least an artificial leg to make a better life for himself.

 

This is a real sincere partnership with UNICEF

An African kid suffering its life out in these modern times

 

The African kid having a nap in the dust of Planet Earth that is full of water and oxygen to breath.

 

Even during the colonial rule, there were professional school inspectors that used to put fear and efficiency in the administration and teaching of these primary education schools!

Now that this African rule is the order of the day, it is all about making money and every body for himself!

 

Consider this that if these kids can suffer thus when they are in school, what is happening to them when they are locked down over COVID19 for now one year?

 

 

The single mother in Uganda has 38 children and struggles to educate them 

Miriam Nabatanzi lives in Mukono and narrates her story with faminine courage

 

The slow human death from starvation coming along on the Proud African Continent due mainly to Climate Change:

 

 

The African infants suffering and crying out loudly for help and support for dear life

 

Side Information

 

 

Poliisi y'e Nansana etubidde n'abaana abaabula:

By Musasi wa Bukedde, Peter Ssaava

 

Added 8th January 2019

 

POLIISI y'e Nansana etubidde n’abaana bana abaabula mu biseera by’ennaku enkulu okuva mu maka ga bazadde baabwe.

Police ya Uganda nabaana abamu abaabuze ku Christmas

 

Abaana kuliko; Jacskon Happy 12 nga yava Mityana, Nicholas Kalyango 13 nga yabula okuva e Masaka, Winnie Babirye 11 eyava e Busunju mu Mityana n’omulala eyatageerekeseeko erya Nalukwago 10 nga yabula okuva e Katooke.

Omu ku baana; Winnie Babirye yategezezza nti kitaawe yasuulawo nnyina n'awasa omukazi omulala ng’ono yali amutulugunya okutuusa lwe yeekyawa n'adduka ewaka n'atambula okutuusa lwe yatuuka e Nansana wabula nga talina n’omu gw’amanyi.

 

Atwala ofiisi ekola ku nsonga z’abaana n’amaka ku poliisi ye Nansana, ASP Amelia Tumwehe ategezezza nti omuwendo gw’abaana ababula mu Nansana gweyongedde nga kiva ku bazadde obutaba na buvunanyizibwa eri abaana babwe.

Ategeezezza nti singa abazadde b’abaana bano banaabula, bagenda kubakwasa ofiisi ekola ku nsonga z’abaana (probation office) ku disitulikiti y'e Wakiso ebafunire we bayinza okubeera.

 

 

The country of Uganda is failing to develop properly the children’s potential:

This is a World Bank Report:

How come then can this country embroiled in so much debt be able to pay back its massive international debts:

 

Exams. Buwidi Primary School P7 candidates sit for a test ahead of their final Primary Leaving Examinations. The World Bank says one can only attain 100 per cent of their potential if they enjoy complete education. Photo by Ronald Sebe 

By Stephen Kafeero

A new study by the World Bank says Uganda is underinvesting in the potential of her population, placing it in position 137 out of 157 countries examined.

The study concludes that countries like Uganda on the bottom of the Human Capital Index (HCI) are failing to provide millions of their children with basic things such as a proper diet, education, and healthcare in their formative years. This, the study notes, makes the children to lag behind for a lifetime.

HCI seeks to measure the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18. The index values the productivity of the next generation of workers, compared to a benchmark of complete standard education and full health.

It has three components – survival, expected years of quality-adjusted school, and health environment.

For example, the HCI study reveals that a child born in Uganda today will only achieve 38 per cent of his/her productive potential in life because of the limited investments that the country makes in developing children.

One can only attain 100 per cent of their potential if they enjoy complete education and full health during their childhood, the study notes.

This means that children born in Uganda today will lose more than 60 per cent of their potential lifetime earnings because government is currently not making effective investments to ensure they are healthy, educated and ready for the workplace of the future.

Human capital consists of the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate throughout their lives, enabling them to realise their potential as productive members of society.

The solution, the World Bank Group says, is in ending extreme poverty and creating more inclusive societies through developing human capital. This, the bank adds, requires investing in people through nutrition, healthcare, quality education, jobs and skills.

“The cost of inaction on human capital development is going up. Without human capital, countries cannot sustain economic growth, will not have a workforce that is prepared for the more highly-skilled jobs of the future, and will not compete effectively in the global economy,” the bank said.

It added: “The Human Capital Project is expected to help create the political space for national leaders to prioritise transformational human capital investments.

The objective is rapid progress towards a world in which all children arrive in school well-nourished and ready to learn, can expect to attain real learning in the classroom, and are able to enter the job market as healthy, skilled, and productive adults.”

Other indicators

In Uganda, the probability of surviving the first five years after birth is 95 out of 100. However, 29 out of 100 children are stunted, and so at risk of cognitive and physical limitations that can last a lifetime.

When it comes to the expected years of school, a child who starts school at age four can expect to complete seven years of school by her 18th birthday. Factoring in what children actually learn, the study concludes, that the expected years of school is only 4.5 years.

Meanwhile, students in Uganda score 397 on a scale where 625 represents advanced attainment and 300 represents minimum attainment in harmonised test scores.

Across Uganda, 70 per cent of 15-year-olds will survive until age 60. This statistic is a proxy for the range of fatal and non-fatal health outcomes that a child born today would experience as an adult under current conditions.

Globally, Asian countries topped with Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong being in the top four while Nigeria, Liberia, Mali and Niger lead from bottom.

Summary for Uganda

Human Capital Index: A child born in Uganda today will be 38 per cent as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health.

Probability of Survival to Age 5: 95 out of 100 children born in Uganda survive to age 5.

Expected Years of School: In Uganda, a child who starts school at age 4 can expect to complete 7 years of school by the 18th birthday.

Harmonised Test Scores: Students in Uganda score 397 on a scale where 625 represents advanced attainment and 300 represents minimum attainment.

Learning-adjusted Years of School: Factoring in what children actually learn, expected years of school is only 4.5 years.

Adult Survival Rate: Across Uganda, 70 per cent of 15-year olds will survive until age 60. This statistic is a proxy for the range of fatal and non-fatal health outcomes that a child born today would experience as an adult under current conditions.

Healthy Growth (Not Stunted Rate): 71 out of 100 children are not stunted. 29 out of 100 children are stunted, and so at risk of cognitive and physical limitations that can last a lifetime.

 

 

The Government of Uganda and the national and  international partners are coming out all the way to try and help the young African refugees, running away from their various African countries of civil wars, to access education in this country:

Ms Lucy Ayego (Right) tends to her vegetable garden in Palabek Ogili refugee camp, Lamwo District, last week. FILE PHOTO  

By Patience Ahimbisibwe

IN UGANDA, Kampala- Hindiyo Abdulkadir, 18, and her family fled Somalia for Uganda nearly 11 years ago, following political instability back home.

Her brother had been abducted and her mother, Ms Sofia Mire Jimale, was constantly receiving death threats.

Traumatised, the family of eight decided in December 2007 to leave what they had called home since birth without informing anyone.

On arrival, they did not know what to expect and for one year, Abdulkadir was out of school for fear of the unknown.

But her mother encouraged her to carry on and she later joined school even when she did not know a word in English.

“We left Somalia for Uganda because of terror. I could only speak Arabic and feared going out in our new country. I stayed home for a year. My mother insisted I needed to start taking risks. I am glad I did. Uganda is where I have felt I can become someone. My country doesn’t recognise a girl child. Thank you Uganda for helping us refugees pursue our dreams,” a teary Abdulkadir said as she recollected her journey to Uganda.

It is for children such as Abdulkadir that government, together with development partners, including UN agencies and civil society organisations on Friday launched an Education Response Plan (ERP).

The plan targets refugees who left their countries because of instability to enable them access quality education together with the host communities.

First of its kind

ERP is the first of its kind, presenting a policy for refugee education globally. If funded, it will address refugee crisis in Uganda where about 353,000 refugee children and another 171,000 host children are out of school.

Uganda is host to 1.4 million refugees, with more continuing to arrive daily from South Sudan, DR Congo, and other conflict-affected countries.

The Save the Children Fund country director, Ms Brechtje Van Lith, urged donors to support Uganda with funds to enable them implement the plan.

Save the Children says more than 130,000 refugees arrived this year alone, and of these six in every 10 of them are children under 18 years.

Mr David Lawrence Dumba, a South Sudanese refugee, who is now head teacher at Alaba Primary School in Bidibidi settlement camp, reported that they are overwhelmed with learners now at 4,129 with only 36 teachers. Of these pupils, 132 are Ugandans.

Education and Sports minister Janet Museveni said the refugee influx is stressing already limited school resources in local communities. She appealed for funds to enable government continue giving services to the distressed communities.

 

pahimbisibwe@ug.nationmedia.com

 

 

The Social media tax the government of Uganda introduced is too expensive and an inconvenience especially for the deaf and people with disabilities on the continent of Africa:

27 September, 2018

Written by Yudaya Nangonzi

Deaf people during a procession in Mbale

The people of Uganda with disabilities are marching to make their points to the government of Uganda at the city of Mbale, Bugisu, Eastern Province of Uganda.

 

Deaf people in Uganda have asked government to exempt them from the current social media tax. They argue that the tax complicates their communication problems and access to essential services such as education, health, justice, worship, news and information.

Under the auspices of the Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD), they said that they are ready to compile and share a list of an estimated 1,083,649 deaf persons in Uganda as enshrined in the 2014 Uganda National Housing and Population Census report. UNAD executive director Joseph Mbulamwana said the new social media tax is hurting most deaf people because they cannot afford it.

 

“Most of the deaf people are really poor. Before introducing OTT [Over The Top] tax, we were communicating well but with the new taxes, our phones are off. We want to communicate but we cannot. It is like government is closing our mouth and does not want us to communicate,” Mbulamwana said, insisting that government should subsidize the tax.

He added: “This is not fair. Does government want us to resort to local communications in which we used to ride bicycles and look for each other to communicate?”

On July 1, 2018, government started imposing the Shs 200 daily tax for social media users despite protests in a bid to widen the country’s tax base. The OTT tax has forced a sizeable number of people to evade it by using virtual private network (VPN) applications.

Mbulamwana said the deaf continually get misinformed of the risk to their lives because of communication gaps.

“While government promotes ABC as a method of fighting HIV/AIDS, some deaf people confuse it for ABC Dent toothpaste. We also had a case of a deaf person who almost died because the doctor was not able to explain to him how to take the drugs. They gave him tablets with instructions to take 2x3 tablets, which meant taking two tabs for three times a day at equal intervals. He instead took six tablets at once!”

As such, he said adoption of technologies to ease information flow is timely and will likely reverse the communication gap. Mbulamwana revealed this at the week-long International Deaf Awareness campaign held in Mbale district under the theme, “Sign Language Rights for All.”

It entailed a series of activities aimed at creating awareness about issues that concern deaf people from September 17 to 22, 2018. They included Uganda Sign Language Symposium, sensitization meetings and visits to community schools, the deaf awareness debate, a football match between deaf men and women against hearing counterparts and cleaning public service centers such as markets and hospitals.

Speaking during the closure of the activities at Maluku grounds in Mbale, the state minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, said government is developing the inclusive education policy to improve accessibility, retention and completion rates of children and youth with disabilities in education.

She also revealed that government has established training and rehabilitation centres in places such as Lweza and Kireka in Wakiso district, Ruti in Mbarara district and Mpumudde in Jinja district where youths with disabilities get employable skills in tailoring, metal work, carpentry and cosmetology, among others.

Nakiwala reechoed government commitment to address stigma and discrimination, strengthen economic empowerment, and promote inclusive education and harness technology and innovations. Meanwhile, the deaf have also embarked on a campaign to teach and promote sign language digitally in a bid to increase the usage and understanding of sign language.

Under the digital content for learning of sign language, learners will be able to access content through enhanced videos aided with graphical illustrations and all content can be stored in one place and accessed online. Learners will also be able to interact with each other and team up to improve their communication skills.

Various stakeholders welcomed the digital sign language for the deaf campaign.

“Many times teachers get stuck in class. Sometimes you have a scientific word for which you don’t know the sign; so, having content on digital platform allows you to cross-check and see the sign,” Hellen Ikitot, a teacher at Mbale Secondary School for the Deaf, said.

Dr Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, the programme manager, Research at the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER), the funding organisation for the project, said: “Digitalizing will help everyone to know to communicate. For instance, if a deaf girl is raped and she goes to report to police, the police officer shouldn’t look at her as though she is not important just because the two cannot communicate.”

He said the deaf are a community of people with a language of their own that need everyone’s support.

nangonzi@observer.ug

 

Nalongo Nana fears for her life after storming that Acode meeting:

September 25, 2018

Written by Justus Lyatuu

Nalongo Nana stormed the meeting

Nalongo Nana stormed the Acode meeting against too much tax in Uganda without social services for all

 

 

Nalongo Annette Nana Namata Mwafrika Mbarikiwa became an overnight celebrity on social media when she stormed a meeting organized by Acode a couple of weeks ago, snatched a microphone and dramatically told off the delegates.

Quick Talk caught up with her at her lawyer’s office in Wandegeya where they were organizing to record a statement at police; she has reportedly been receiving threatening SMSes, calls and WhatsApp messages after the incident.

The interview starts in Wandegeya and continues to Kampala Central police station (CPS).

Nalongo is wearing a dress this time, and keeps her sunglasses on throughout the interview. She wears her hair in dreadlocks and far from the agitated woman in green shorts who went viral on social media, Nalongo now looks composed – even worried. Quick Talk is struck by her beauty…

Hi! This is Quick Talk from The Observer!

Hi! We talked on phone; sorry I could not recognize you, my phone has been buzzing all day and night. I receive a lot of calls and SMSes, I’m not sure who I’m talking to; anyway we can do the interview.

 

Okay Madam Celeb! Have you watched the video clip?

Yeah! Oh my! That was crazy! I feared myself. I think I was very annoyed. [Laughs out loud.]

 

Some people say it was stage-managed.

[Looks pissed and throws her hands in the air to stress the point!] No! Uganda has reached a point where [people] cannot talk about what is hurting them!

We are hustlers and I can say I completely got pissed off and on that day I expressed myself.

 

Tell me about what was going though your head…

It was a normal day. I arrived at work – at work I have a small TV; so, I tuned in to watch NBS TV’s recorded version of Frontline [a popular political talk show] but it was not there.

On the screen was a man I did not know at that time, but was later told is [Mukono RDC] Fred Bamwine. He was talking about how it was the citizens’ obligation to pay taxes and take care of their leaders.

On the screen, the topic was something to do with widening the tax base. I found that man very unrealistic and he was talking with impunity.

 

And you snapped?

[She talks with such pain and anger, Quick Talk notices she is silently crying behind the sunglasses.] We have children and I pay school fees for them. It’s not a shame to say that I’m a single mother, because their father doesn’t support them.

I have been at URA conferences; so, at least I know something about taxes, so I was talking about what I know.

[Throws her hands up in disgust] Taxes everywhere! On top of the many taxes, recently KCCA was asking for taxes for even our signposts. [As we are settling that, then OTT; everywhere taxes, taxes! But we don’t see their relevance.

Eh, Nalongo, but that ka-short

[Laughs, but Quick Talk can still see the brimming tears] In fact I was wearing flip-flops. Why put on suits? We don’t go to parliament, we are hustlers … suits don’t matter; it’s the head.

Even my children asked me where I was going with those flip-flops and shorts but I told them I was going to town and they wondered… Any injustice to [anybody], I take it personal.

 

You are friends with Stella Nyanzi…[The renowned university researcher is infamous for her expletive-laden language and unconventional means of protest.] 

[Stella] is my good friend, an inspiration, single mother and a nalongo like me! There are times when I’m stressed - nga ebintu binsobedde - I call for a chat. There was a time she was in Masaka and I called her, she almost came [to Kampala]. She is always available for me.

There was a time I was following up with the father of my children, Stella Nyanzi helped me a lot.

 

These nalongo things she says…

No! She is a woman who speaks her mind, so do I. I take injustice personal.

 

Can I say the Stella Nyanzi friendship inspires this militant side of you?

I’m an aggressive type from childhood; you can see my friends…I like Stella. I’m not very diplomatic! That’s why when I see injustice, I go for it fast and I take on that person. [Yeah, by the time the person trying to calm you down is Miria Matembe – the militant one before the militant ones of this generation arrived!]

By the way, has government got in touch since?

No! But what I’m seeing is scary and I fear for my life. People have been trailing me, calling me and telling me to shut up for the sake of my children. Sometimes they come to my place.

Sometimes I have to change my routine or cancel my appointments because of these people who are following me. Even the children, I had to take them somewhere else.  I think the SMS and calls are a caution from government.

 

Is this the first time you are clashing with government?

No. There was a time Makerere University was closed, I put a placard on my vehicle. I remember police dragged me on the ground in the process of arresting me.

 

Hmmm… so, what is your day job?

I’m a businesswoman.

 

As in…?

I deal in books, clothes, shoes – Crocs… I do various things, I also have a restaurant … everything! [No wonder tax talk irks you, Nalongo.]

 

Are you this tough on the children too? [She is a mother of five, including a set of twins. Her eldest son is in medical school.]

[Laughs and appears more relaxed] They are used to me... They have seen me in action especially when they are being bullied at school. I storm the school and fight for their rights.

 

If I were to date you…man, you look tough! But what is your ideal man?

[Gives Quick Talk that you-are-such-a-ka-boy look] I want a man with brains and humanity. I told you I’m a single mother; no man would go for me. I don’t like lousy men.

 

You feminists, it is believed, encourage single motherhood.

Feminist? I’m an independent activist. I’m not employed by anyone or any organization. Whenever I see injustice, I go for it. Anything else I will not comment.

 

Given a chance, would you do it all again?

[Smiling] Yes! I would do it again.

No matter how much Quick Talk prods, she is cagey about her background and age, but she was born in Kampala, Nsambya hospital. She says her mother is from western Uganda and going by one of her names, her father is a Muganda. She refuses to say the schools she attended.

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Sometimes children can be difficult. This puts the African parents to breaking the law:

 

If the children are taught to be aware of such misfortunes that can happen to the family they do love, one hopes they can try to behave themselves properly:

Unfortunately the police in Kenya is looking for this parent who seems to have disappeared from the home.

 

 

 

 

Omwaana omugezi asanyusa kitawe ne nyina!

 

“Emirundi mingi abazadde banona abayizi ku masomero nga babuzaayo ekigezo nga kimu ne batuuka ewaka ne bafunirayo ebizibu omuli n’obubenje n’abamu ne batuuka okufiirwa obulamu. Abazadde n’abayizi mbabasaba tubeere n’obugumiikiriza okutuuka ng’omuyizi amaliddeyo ddala ebigezo olwo alyoke anonebwe okuddayo ewaka,” Were bwe yategeezezza.

 

 

Mummy wont allow it at any cost

 

In Uganda, the African Baby, born with four legs needs International expensive medical surgery:

By Tom Gwebayanga

 

Added 21th November 2018

 

Since she delivered the baby in Kidera Health Centre III, a fortnight ago, Namaganda, a resident of Kisaikye village, Kidera sub-county in Buyende district, has never smiled.

 

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WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE AND CHRISTIAN LOVE(HUMAN RELIGIOUS LOVE) THERE IS HOPE FOR THIS AFRICAN CHILD TO GROW UP AND LIVE A VERY NORMAL LIFE:

 

The baby girl born in Buyende district who was born with two false legs has thrown her parents into frustration, as millions of money is needed for surgery to operate and remove them.

 

Hadija Namaganda, 32, the mother of four, gave birth to the baby who has two normal legs and two false ones, the spectacle which has sent tongues wagging.

 

To add an insult to injury, her husband denied fathering the child and vanished, saying that such deformed births have never occurred in his clan and, therefore, the child is a taboo.

 

Since she delivered the baby in Kidera Health Centre III, a fortnight ago, Namaganda, a resident of Kisaikye village, Kidera sub-county in Buyende district, has never smiled.

 

“In fact, I have sleepless nights, thinking of how to overcome the burden, where to get the cash worth millions for the surgery,” she said, during an interview with the New Vision, on Friday.

 

With tears visible in her eyes, Namaganda explained that the baby suckles well, inhales and exhales normally; the digestive system is also normal because she passes the stool and urinates, but the only challenge is the legs.

 

 The additional “legs,” which ruin the baby’s general appearance originate from the left side of the hip, with the third leg, which is the developed having two toes with tiny fingernails.

This foot has the femur (thigh bone), a false foot, but the lower part of it (the knee, the fibla and tibia bones) are missing, while the fourth foot is a protruding muscle.

 

A small protruding muscle, to the size of a man’s thumb also developed between the third and the fourth deformities.

 

Sharif Mangaraine, the resident of Kasongoire in Nkondo sub-county, who is championing the soliciting of funds for the surgery says the task is tedious.

 

“We’re in the initial mobilization, tracing the doctors who can examine, make recommendations and perhaps operate, but all needs cash which isn’t readily available,” Mangaraine, said, adding that sh500,000/- is needed to start off, before the surgery whose cost is yet established.

 

Namaganda’s home is more of a tourist site, as hundreds of residents from far and near trek to awe at the rare spectacle, shake head in disbelief before offering assistance in form of money.

 

The LC3 chairman, William Kiiza Wagumaare, has also joined the campaign, rallying politicians, including MPs and local leaders to give a hand.

 

The District Health Officer for Buyende, Dr. Moses Baganzi said he’s unaware of the birth, but promised to visit the family and give technical advice.

 

Namaganda is appealing to well-wishers for assistance by calling on 0758202723 (Sharif Mangaraine) for details.

IT IS A NECESSARY FOUNDATION TO ATTEND TO CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
THE AFRICAN COUNTRY HAS NO SOCIAL WELFARE TO HELP SUCH ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY
THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN IS UNIVERSAL AS THEY CANNOT MAKE A LIVING FOR THEMSELVES
THE INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS OF THE ORGANIZATION OF UNICEF FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE GLOBAL CHILD IS WELL RECOGNIZED BY THE JENGA MTOTO FOUNDATION OF UGANDA
Kids in Crisis Panorama Britain is in the grip of a child mental health crisis. Nearly half a million children are either waiting for treatment or receiving it. The government has promised more money for child mental health but in the meantime getting help is a postcode lottery. Some children are waiting up to two years to be seen and others are being sent hundreds of miles away from home for treatment. It is a Panorama programme good to see made by the BBC TV programme.
ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT THERE IS NO WELFARE SYTEMS. THE CHILDREN HAVE GOT TO SUFFER SOCIAL DEGRADATION. THE GIRL CHILD SUFFERS EVEN MUCH MORE.
Can the rich people cure all the diseases in all the children of this world?