June 2012 (Trinity Term)
RSSAF received 48 applications from 14 different countries, including Cameroon, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Four organisations were awarded funding.
1. Suubi Education and Community Development Centre (SUUBI CENTRE): Raising Coffee Seedlings for Youth Economic Empowerment Project
The project intends to improve the socio- economic status of the Youth in Lubanda village through the raising and selling of coffee seedlings to coffee farmers in the community. It also looks at enabling those Youth who can acquire land from their families, to set up their own coffee gardens for future income.
Project site: Lwengo District, South Western Uganda
2. The Mpolyabigere RC-RICED Centre : Sexual Health and Reproductive Education (SHARE)
(now Centre for Youth Driven Development Initiatives (CFYDDI), formerly Namutumba Youth Community Driven Development Initiatives (NAYOCODDI), Uganda)
An evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education initiative designed to prepare local young people to teach about all aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights with secondary school pupils and out-of-school youth in the area surrounding Nsinze, Eastern Uganda.
Project site: Namutumba District, Uganda
3. United Vision: Snail Domestication for Victims of Early and Forced Marriages
We are seeking support to implement a 12-month Snail domestication initiative targeting about 187 teenage mothers in 3 village communities. The project will consist of building a snail multiplication facility to serve as ‘seed’ bank and hands-on training grounds and giving unmarried teenage mothers hands-on training in all aspects of snail domestication, including pen construction, snail husbandry, processing, packaging and market penetration strategies. We will also provide start-up support for the creation of group farms and ‘seed’ snails to populate group farms.
Project site: Mamfe, Cameroon
4. Trace Kenya: Literally Litter
Our project aims to improve the sanitation standards of our town by incorporating youths and school children who will advocate for sound waste management practices to the community. This will be done by mounting communal bins, training youths in the town and forming eco clubs in various public schools and use them to raise community awareness to stop indiscriminate littering.
Project site: Gilgil town, Kenya
“The RSSAF grant has been very useful to us as it has enabled us to train youths both in and out of school on waste management and raise their awareness levels on correct disposal of garbage. Most importantly, we have enabled youths out of school to come up with innovative solutions that use garbage as a resource in making useful products such as briquettes and compost. This has been a big achievement for us and we are very grateful for the enormous support of RSSAF.”
December 2012 (Michaelmas Term)
1. Marah Empowerment Centre Trust: Assisting in the development of women centered apiculture initiatives
The mission of the Marah Empowerment Trust is to train women in difficult circumstances and vulnerable youth in skills that empower them financially so that they are better able to sustain themselves and their families. Particular consideration is given to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS as well as widows and orphans.
Project Site: Zimbabwe
2. Tupendane Group: An integrated tailoring and life skills project
Established in June 2004 and registered in September 2005, Tupendane Group is a non-‐ government organization established by People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). The group operates in Manzese suburbs of Kinondoni District. Our mission is working with local community leaders to improve and sustain livelihood of PLHIV. Our vision is to see PLHIV in Kinondoni district enjoying their human rights and protecting other community members from HIV Infection.
Project Site: Kinondoni District, Tanzania
Intermediate Report April 2013: Tupendane April 2013
Final Report February 2014: Tupendane Report Final
3. Twekembe Association Centre for Rural Systems and Development: Literacy and skills training (sewing, computing, welding, hairstyling) for teen mothers
The Mission of T.A–‐ CRUSADE–‐UGANDA is to improve Community Welfare Capacities by raising the level of individual and group participation. This is achieved through empowerment in various social, economic and cultural activities, employing skills and vocational training as a tool, investing in people who are marginalized, poor, unproductive or need to raise their living standards but lack resources, means and opportunities to do so.
Project Site: Uganda
1st Progress Report March 2013: T.A-CRUSADE- UGANDA- 1st PROGRESSIVE REPORT TO RSSAF 2013 XXX
2nd Progress Report July 2013: T.A- CRUSADE- UGANDA – RSSF – 2nd Project Progress Report 2013++
End of Project Report January 2014: T.A-CRUSADE- UGANDA – Final Report