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