JUNE 2015 – TRINITY TERM GRANT RECIPIENTS
RSSAF received more than 40 applications for this grant cycle. Grants were awarded to two organisations in Uganda.
1. Beacon of Hope Uganda
Project Site: Kasala, Uganda
Aim: To conduct targeted interventions in health, education, water and sanitation, child welfare, income generation, and agriculture in Uganda. Their grant project aims to build a protected spring well in Kasala, Uganda to improve access to clean drinking water for over 1,000 individuals.
2. Community Development Initiative 3
Project Site: Northern Uganda
Aim: To support the educational, social, and health development of young girls in Northern Uganda. Their grant project aims to keep girls in school by conducting training, in classrooms, on the production of re-usable sanitary pads and life skills.
NOVEMBER 2015 – MICHAELMAS TERM GRANT RECIPIENTS
RSSAF received more than 70 applications for this grant cycle. Grants were awarded to two organisations in Uganda and Kenya.
1. Eco-ethics Kenya
Project Site: Mobassa, Kenya
Aim: The project aims at empowering women and adolescent girls to manage menstruation that would in turn increase school attendance and retention. Key activities included training girls on reproductive health and hygiene, and demonstrating to young women how to sew reusable sanitary towels. Lastly, the organization, at the end of the project, wanted to organise a stakeholders’ conference to release the results of the exercise to the public, government, and private sectors.
2. Karamoja Indigenous and Modern Health Collaboration Project (KIMHECOP)
Project Site: Karamoja, Uganda
Aim: Every woman who would give birth in one of KIMEHCOP’s affiliated health centre in Tapac would be provided with a Baby Bucket, which would include: two blankets; five 1 kilogram bars of washing soap; five doses of infant ibuprofen; fifty grams of rehydration salts; and ten chlorine tablets, all packaged in a washing bucket, as the name implies. Furthermore, the project furthered KIMEHCOP’s work with local midwives and indigenous birth attendants to encourage birth in hospitals.