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Past events

IDAY Uganda Host

In 2010, IDAY Uganda members were privileged to host IDAY International president - Mr. Schul Jean-Jacques and his team from Belgium and these included; Mr. Daniel Wilberz & Mr. Frederic Van den Abeele. During their stay, they were able to visit Girl Child Project promoted by members of MATO based in Bundibugyo district, visited Nalinya Bright Future Primary school based in Katwe –Makindye division, visited various offices such as Platform for Labour Action and the Belgium Embassy.

Mr. Schul Jean-Jacques –IDAY International president getting ready to plant a memorial tree in Bundibugyo for the Girl Child Education project. Mr. Jean Jacque Schul president of IDAY International will always be valued for the role he plays in honoring and advocating for the rights of less-privileged African children. His first visit to Uganda was in 2006. He met several ministers and important people such as Hon Peter Nyombi, the former minister of state for education and Mr. Sigmund Illing, the former head of delegation of European Commission in Uganda.
Mr. Schul Jean-Jacques –IDAY International president getting ready to plant a memorial tree in Bundibugyo for the Girl Child Education project.

His second visit to Uganda took place in 2008 again he was able to visit Hon Peter Lokeris, minister of state for primary education. He discussed with him and appreciated his interest to help to poor African children. Likewise Mr. Schul was grateful of the role played by the government of Uganda of addressing challenges faced by the education sector in a positive and harmonizing manner.

Conference on Domestic Workers - Burundi

IDAY Uganda was among the countries in Africa which attended the conference in Bujumbura –Burundi on the professional legalization of domestic workers. The conference was organized by the government of Burundi and IDAY International in collaboration with International Labour Organization.

Ugandan delegates during the conference in Bujumbura-Burundi Delegates from Uganda attending the conference in Burundi on the professional legalization and literacy training for domestic workers in Bujumbura-Burundi.
Ugandan delegates during the conference on the professional legalization and literacy training for domestic workers in Bujumbura-Burundi. Delegates from Uganda attending the conference on the professional legalization and literacy training for domestic workers.

The main focus was to see how far other countries have gone with the issue of domestic workers since the government of Burundi already passed a policy on domestic workers which includes the workers getting a minimum wage and at the same time acquire a basic skill. There was sharing of ideas and experiences among countries and discussed a way forward of influencing countries particularly Africa to pass a policy concerning a minimum wage and at the same time acquiring a skill for financial independence in future.

Nalinya Bright Future primary school receives a grant

Nalinya Bright Future primary school located in the slums of Katwe 11 parish is one of the schools subscribing to IDAY-Uganda which received a grant for rehabilitation of the school. Mr. Schul president IDAY-International together with Mr.kakembo Fred country coordinator IDAY-Uganda visited the school which was in a dangerous state and recommended for rehabilitation. In May 2010, the school received its grant as promised by IDAY International

Nalinya Bright Future Primary School before receiving grant Community Development
Nalinya Bright Future primary school before receiving the grant. After the grant: a rehabilitated Nalinya Bright Future primary school.

East Africa Community Development Association

It’s among the organization subscribing to IDAY-Uganda .The organization is engaged in a rainfall harvesting, storage and utilization project in Makulubita sub-county in Luweero district. In 2009, the organization received a grant from IDAY-International to solve water shortage in eight selected primary school to reduce the burden of fetching water by school going children in the course of pursing their studies through water harvesting and storage in four districts in Uganda.

A member of EACDA displaying a message of Yaguine and Fode on the water tank which was given to Kiswa Primary School in Luweero district. A member of EACDA sharing a moment with the children of Kiswa Primary School, one of the beneficiaries of the water tanks for water harvesting.
A member of EACDA displaying a message of Yaguine and Fode on the water tank which was given to Kiswa Primary School in Luweero district. A member of EACDA sharing a moment with children of Kiswa Primary School, one of the beneficiaries of the water tanks.

Karamojong special education program

It’s an initiative started by the school management committee of Masese co-education school together with the division and Jinja municipal council way back in 2001 known as karamojong village. The school had pressing needs that can favorably promote karamojong special education program. These included; provision of meals in school to lure and sustain the child0 en, lack of scholastic materials, inadequate uniform, inadequate specialized teaching staff to mention but a few.

During IDAY International president’s visit to Uganda, he visited Masese co-education centre together with the country coordinator and recommended the provisions they needed. IDAY International sent a grant for paying tuition top-up fees, provide scholastic materials and facilitate food production to sustain feeding of the children at school

Malaria AIDS Rights Organization (MATO)

It’s also among the organizations subscribing to IDAY Uganda which received a donation to promote girl child project on production of cheap sanitary pads based in Bundibugyo district. It’s believed that many girls in rural areas especially in hard to reach areas face challenges during their puberty stage.

A case in point is majority of the girls cannot afford buying sanitary towels to use during their menstruation period, some end up missing school and others dropping out for ever. Therefore, the team of MATO carried out sensitization and also taught people how to make cheap sanitary pads using cheap raw materials

Community Development How local and cheap sanitary pads are made.
A team from Belgium, promoters and participants showing ready-made cheap sanitary pads, as well as their certificates Mr. Kusemererwa, the promoter of Girl Child Project (MATO), demonstrating to the beneficiaries how local and cheap sanitary pads are made

 

 

Our Vision

We envision every vulnerable child and young person in Uganda attaining a quality basic education under a sustainable health environment.

Our mission

Is to bring together Organizations and Educational institutions in Uganda for purposes of planning, coordinating and implementing programs and projects aimed to promote education and dignity of the African child.