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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.
    • THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
      • 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
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