TO LOVE CHIDREN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (TLC)2011 ANNUAL REPORT OF ACTIVITIES
To Love Children Educational Foundation is a registered non-governmentalorganisation, created to help the poorest, most vulnerable, and marginalized children. Our focusis on the development of educational programs and human rights for girl children in thedeveloping world. Throughout our activities, TLC has been motivated by a deep concern for girlsand women in the developing world who lack access to human rights, gender equality, genderjustice, the environment, sustainable development for women, social justice, health, cleanwater, sustainable educational development education, and peace for children.MeetingIn fulfilling its mandate, the Uganda Human Rights Commission on Thursday 24th November 2011 beheld a Stakeholders Consultative Meeting to review the Public Order Management Bill at ProteaHotelMeetingHuman Rights Activists and Defenders how far they have mainstreamed issues of Disability thesuccess stories, lessons learnt, challenges and the way forward this was a recap of the Mayworkshop we held and attached was the invitation letter for the Thursday 15th December HotelAfricana Workshop. National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda-NUDIPU, Human Rights Department.MeetingThe Uganda Human Rights Commission in fulfilling its mandate, organized a One Day StakeholdersMeeting to Discuss the Status of the Rights of Children and Women in Uganda. The meeting tookplace on Tuesday 31st January 2012 at Imperial Royale Hotel.
MeetingThe Uganda Human Rights Commission in fulfilling its mandate, organized a One Day StakeholdersMeeting to promote the rights of human rights Defenders in Uganda. The meeting was scheduled totake place on Wednesday 15th February 2012 at Golf Course Hotel.To Love Children was invited to attend all the above meetings as one of the Commission’s keyStakeholders in Children thematic group. TLC in it’s mandate to bring about the girl childrights and education…OfficeThe office was established in the year 2010 and is equipped with a desk-top computer donated byIsaac Mbaziira, the African Director. TLC also owns office furniture including files andsupplies for office business.ActivityTLC donated text-books to MLISADA for its Library in fulfillment of one of her objectives totake care of the girl child. MLISADA is a non-governmental organisation which partners with TLCto implement some of its programs. The books include but not limited to; Novels ChildrenLiterature books and English, Geography (Atlas books) Science, Mathematic, Social Sciencetexts. including Novels and Atlases.The existence of this library has absolutely helped to transform the children’s poor readinghabits that come as a result of inadequate resources and what they perceive as a educationalburden hence losing hope. This can also be seen as a decrease in children drop-outs, thus loveof education. Furthermore, this library extends the level of literacy in the community and theability of academic understanding to those who can’t go to school.
ActivityTLC mobilized funds for a soap-making project for MLISADA’s children to enable them have littlefinances to aid them in terms of food and health purposes. The essence of the project was alsoto provide life skills and oversee the children who grow and find themselves out of theorganisation, use the same skills and knowledge to make ends-meet and/or support themselves toacquire education from higher institutions of learning. The project was supported by BarclaysBank through IPS Building Branch. Thanks a lot to Barclays Bank.
ActivityTLC worked with one of MLISADA girl children, Lillian, now grown up as a young lady with adonation of two goats she can present to a woman and her girl child. Lillian wanted to give backto show her appreciation for the help she received. Lillian is a successful student and artdesigner, artist and is being recognized for her talents.M-LISADA, is one of the Organizations TLC has been working with as partners; some of thechildren supported by M-LISADA include orphans, street kids. TLC donated books to MLISADAslibrary at their secretariat in Nsambya, Uganda. It is gratifying to see the books well worn,out of use.Barclays—TLC—M-LISADA UgandaAfter an introduction of TLC activities and objectives to Julius Biibi - a Barlays BankCustomer Advisor. Barclays Bank through IPS Branch is coming up with a community program. TLChas selected M-LISADA organization as our partner. Barclays Bank each year referred to their as"giving back to the community".
M-LISADA, is one of the Organizations TLC has been working with as partners, the childrensupported by M-LISADA include orphans, street kids. Barclays Bank is bringing a communityprogram to train M-LISADA children how to make LIQUID SOAP. The purpose of training the childrenis avail them with the knowledge and skills to know how to make this product and sell it in theopen market.Another purpose of the training is to have their own soap they make, to be used by the children.This financial based program, according to the Manager will also point at things to do with "howto make money", and "how to save".Kampala, UgandaTLC through Barclays Bank brought a community program to practically train M-LISADA children howto make Liquid Soap. The purpose of training the children was to avail them with the knowledgeand skills to know how to make this product and get food and clothes in turn. The other purposeof the training was to have their own soap they make, get used by the very children. This was asustainable financial based program that focused on "how to make money", and "how to save".ActivityTLC in conjunction with its affiliated office in the United States donated hospital equipment toVirika Hospital, in Fort-Portal District, Uganda.
To Love Children Educational Foundation (TLC) along with an individual TLC friend from USA,donated medical equipment to VIRIKA Hospital located in Fort Portal, Western Uganda. Thehospital/medical equipment was donated to VIRIKA Hospital through Sr. Sophia Asiimwe, who is amedical doctor and living in the same hospital and operates on Girls with Fistula. Sr. Sophiakeeps truck of the women/girls’ health status not only in the hospital but within the area, andall is done as a way to give a hand to the government in providing health to all/community.The donation of the medical equipment was to see that it reduces the number of young women/girlswho die due to inadequate health services/equipment, while in the treatment process, giving themback quality of life. Inadequate resources are some of the challenges the government faces inproviding health for all and thus TLC in fulfilment of its objectives wish to work with thegovernment to promote the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)ActivityIn October and November 2011, TLC started training its staff on the implementation of itsHIV/Aids curriculum (Healthy and Smart HIV/Aids prevention curriculum for youths) and how tocarry it on during the pilot program.Around the same period, it also started its up-country travels/tour to identify schools wherethe program will be implemented on both pilot and/or full implementation of the program. Theprogram is aimed to strengthen girl-child/children’s understanding of the transmission ofHIV/Aids and both its short and long-term effects to human life and their lives in particular.The curriculum was adapted from the Youth Peer Education Toolkit with permission from the UnitedNations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Family HealthInternational (FHI).
ActivityOn behalf of the mission of Uganda TLC, Founder and President Dr David Kenneth Waldman To Love ChildrenInternational, our American office, was invited panellist for Violence against Girls committee of theWorking Group on Girls NGO Committee UNICEF, Topic: Making our Schools Safer: Working with Girls andBoys. Harvard Club, NY. 2011On behalf of the mission of Uganda TLC, Founder and President Dr David Kenneth Waldman To Love ChildrenInternational, from our American office was invited panellist for Violence against Girls committee of theWorking Group on Girls, NGO Committee, UNICEF side event for the United Nation’s fifty-fifth session ofthe Commission on the Status of Women (CSW55). 2011
ActivityUN WRITTEN STATEMENTS: On behalf of the mission of Uganda TLC, Founder and President Dr David KennethWaldman of To Love Children International, 2011 written statement was accepted to High Level Panel of theEconomic and Social Council of United Nations on topic of educational development for girls. Statementwas distributed to all participants of the ECOSOC High Level Segment and translated into the six officialUN languages. On behalf of the mission of Uganda TLC, Founder and President Dr David Kenneth Waldman ofTo Love Children International 2011 Written Statement was accepted to High Level Segment of the Economicand Social Council (ECOSOC) was distributed to all participants of the ECOSOC High Level Segment andtranslated into the six official UN languages.ActivityIn January, 2011, To Love Children Uganda, updated its webpage http://tolovechildren.org/TLC_Uganda.html to raiseawareness and funding for its mission to create sustainable educational development opportunities for the girl child. See below for example.
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