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  • Foundation for Development of Needy Communities Sam Watulatsu, Founder & Trustee PO Box 2431 Mbale, Uganda www.fdncuganda.org
  • Mbale District, Eastern Uganda
    • At the foot of the beautiful Mount Elgon.
    • Local Statistics:
      • Education
        • Primary
        • Secondary,
        • University
        • Cost
      • Health
        • Leading cause of death
        • Infant mortality
        • HIV/AIDS
      • Employment
    FDNC in Africa
  • FDNC Mission Statement
    • “ FDNC strives to build self-reliance and sustainable development in the most impoverished communities of Eastern Uganda through strategies that promote community participation and individual empowerment.”
  • Organizational Goals
    • To increase awareness of the plight of unemployed, poor, idle and less privileged people in Uganda.
    • To promote education among youth by sensitizing communities and offering accessible skills training.
    • To improve the health status and standard of living in communities throughout the region.
    • To uphold basic human rights by empowering individuals with information and access to trained legal staff.
    • To use music and visual art as tools to bring new experiences and opportunities to the underserved.
  • Organizational Goals II
    • To establish links through which all people, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or tribe can work together with a common goal.
    • To focus on impact-oriented projects, transformation in the lives of beneficiaries, and sustainability in program design and implementation.
  • Achievements
    • As many as 10,000 Ugandans in the eastern region benefiting directly or indirectly from FDNC’s programs
    • Recent award from President Yoweri Musevini of Uganda for 2007 International Youth Day, given to Sam Watulatsu and FDNC
    • Visit to FDNC project by President Musevini in early 2006
    • Long-term relationships established with American Jewish World Service, Church World Service, Ugive2Uganda, and other development partners
    • Acquisition of equipment including three four-wheel-drive vehicles and coaster bus.
    • Volunteers supplied to FDNC through the Peace Corps, Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), etc.
    • Publicity through website www.fdncuganda.org
    • Many more
  • FDNC Background/Structure
    • Founded In 1996 by Samuel Watulatsu
    • Governed by Board of Directors with 7 members
    • Operates in 5 districts in Eastern Uganda
    • Administrative office in Mbale Town, Field Office/Project in Natondome Village
    • 34 full-time staff members, 28 Volunteer Community Health Workers
    • Hosts numerous international interns and volunteers
    • New Executive Director, Justin Silbaugh, from United States
    • 5 major programming areas
  • Programming Areas I
    • Education and Training
      • Vocational Training Center
      • Kisakye Memorial Special Needs Center
      • Youth Empowerment Program
    • The Arts
      • Youth Brass Band
      • Youth Orchestra
      • FDNC Music School
      • Jazz Band
      • Traditional Dance Troupe
      • African Arts and Crafts
  • Programming Areas II
    • Community-Based Health and Development
      • Community Health Worker Program
      • Day Health Clinic
      • Nutrition Center
      • Community Sports Program
      • Adelaide-Mbale Childrens Health Fund
    • Human Rights
      • Paralegal Advisory Services Program
    • Institution Building
      • Coalition Against Poverty
      • Building for Sustainability
      • Local and International Internships
      • International Volunteer Delegations
  • FDNC Youth Band Program
    • Comprised of over 100 members
    • Creating second youth orchestra in all of Africa here in Mbale
    • Traveled to the UK in 2005 to perform in Wales
    • Selected to perform at CHOGM in Kampala in November 2007
    • Provides sustainable income for members and the organization by performing at many different functions
  • Vocational Training Center
    • Provides affordable instruction in:
      • Carpentry
      • Masonry
      • Computers
      • Tailoring
      • Sustainable Agriculture
      • Art and Design
    • Supports orphans and vulnerable youth
    • Promotes entrepreneurship
  • Special Needs Program
    • 15 regularly attending students, 30 registered students
    • Children with both physical and learning disabilities
    • Currently fundraising to complete construction of new facility
    • Transporting students to and from school is a major challenge
  • CHW Program
    • 28 Community Health Workers working in rural villages throughout the Eastern Region.
    • Providing education about HIV/AIDS, malaria, clean water, personal hygiene, nutrition, family planning, and more.
    • Arranging HIV testing and counseling with partner organizations
    • Providing training and assistance in income generation/saving activities such as beekeeping, fuel-saving stoves, kitchen gardening, pig and goat rearing, and more.
  • Volunteers at FDNC
    • Hosted hundred of individual volunteers and numerous group delegations from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Japan, and more
    • Focuses on empowering FDNC staff and local people with skills, as well as promoting cross-cultural exchange
    • FDNC does not charge fees for volunteers as other NGOs in the developing world do.
  • Future Plans for Development and Sustainability
    • Construction of Building for Sustainability and Mbale Music School to support FDNC administration and Youth Orchestra Program
    • Addition of new class offerings at the Vocational Training Center, including auto mechanics, hairdressing, etc.
    • Income generation projects at the Vocational Training Center, such as the Art Gallery, poultry rearing, newsletter, etc. to increase sustainable revenue
    • Creation of specialized Community Action Plans for all of the rural communities in our support network
    • Opening of a satellite office in another region of Uganda in less than 3 years
  • How can you help?
    • What we have:
      • Human capacity
      • Innovative ideas
      • Locally available resources
      • Commitment to development
    • What we need:
      • Training from skilled professionals
      • Materials such as musical instruments, computers, mobile phones, sewing machines, etc.
      • Individual financial support
      • Connections to additional large institutional funding
  • What Your Money Can Do
    • A $1 dollar cup of coffee everyday (640,000 Ugandan Shillings a year!) can do the following in Uganda:
      • Pay the salary for our registered nurse for 3 months
      • Sponsor two students for an entire year of school at our Vocational Training Center
      • Provide surgery for two chronically ill children through the Adelaide-Mbale Childrens Health Fund
      • Install electricity at our new Special Needs Education facility
      • Purchase 5000 bricks for the construction of our Music School
      • Think what a $4.50 latte from Starbucks everyday could do?
  • We Need Your Support
    • Working in partnership with individuals and organizations in the developed world, anything is possible.
    • FDNC has a proven track record of bringing about change in Uganda at the grassroots level.
    • We welcome you to become a part of the FDNC family and to do your part to make a difference in Africa.
    • For more information about FDNC and how you can help to make a difference at the grassroots level in Uganda, please visit:
    • www.fdncuganda.org