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Friday, May 29, 2015

RIC-NET SELECTS NEW BENEFICIARIES FOR PHASE TWO CONFLICT AFFECTED GIRLS PROJECT

SOME GIRLS FROM SEMULIKI HIGH SCHOOL

RIC-NET is seeking new applicants for the second phase of the global fund for children project that targets conflict affected girls both in and out of school.
These interviews for the second phase were carried out at Semulki high school Bundibugyo district on 27th may 2015,  where a number of 51 girls were met and introduced to the project.
In addition to filling in the forms that were developed from the new selection criteria, the selection team went further to prove if what was indicated in the forms was true about the applicants. The applicants were told to write a true story about how they were affected by the conflict which the team will go ahead to verify and further verification will be done by visiting the families of those applicants who will have gone through the first verification.
The applicants were given an introduction about the project, as a project that targets and aims at supporting conflict affected girls with psychosocial support and mentoring of the girls, counseling, reproductive health and provision of scholastic and sanitary materials to conflict affected in school girls.
The selection criteria for the new beneficiaries was also read out for the girls and to the female teachers who were present so as to understand it fully and a young girl must be falling in the criteria below:
Must be:
§  A young girl aged 16-22 years

§  A resident of the Rwenzori region: in the districts of Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo that have been severely affected by rebel attacks and ADF war.

§  Have been directly or indirectly affected by any rebel activities also the ADF war.

§  An orphan with a real mother or father or both having been killed during the war and has no source of stable livelihood or support for education.

§  She was abducted during war, lived with rebels in the bush and later escaped.

§  She was either injured and disabled or raped during war and now has a baby needs support.

§  She was left without guardian or parents and taken to a refuge or internal displaced peoples (IDP) camps.

§  Has a dream of continuing with school / acquiring vocational skills for self sustainable livelihood.
§  Could be in school or out of school

 So, any young girl who fits in some on the above criteria should contact a local leader in your area or information centre near you or religious leaders or directly contact RIC-NET project officer.
Contact
Project officer
Ms. Evelyn Kenyana
Tel: 0382277994
Mobile: 0772 409630 or 0705674200
Email: evelyne@ricnet.co.ug

Monday, May 18, 2015

Support for Conflict affected Girls in Rwenzori region avaialbe.



Public Notice

RIC-NET with support from GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN has been supporting some conflict affected girls since June 2014 with livelihood skills trainings, psychosocial support, mentoring, and scholastic materials.

The 2nd batch recruitment exercise starts in May-June 2015 for 40 girls out of school and 75 girls in schools located in Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko Districts.

Some criteria to consider include:
ü  Must be a young girl aged 16-22 years
ü  Resident of the Rwenzori region particularly Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo Districts that have been severely affected by rebel attack and ADF war.
ü  Have been directly or indirectly affected by any rebel activities also the ADF war.
ü  An orphan with a real mother or father or both having been killed during the war and has no source of stable livelihood or support for education.
ü  She was abducted during war, lived with rebels in the bush and later escaped.
ü  She was either injured and disabled or raped during war and now has a baby needs support.
ü  She was left without guardian or parents and taken to a refuge or internal displaced peoples (IDP) camps.
ü  Has a dream of continuing with school / acquiring   vocational skills for self sustainable livelihood.
ü  Could be in school or out of school.

RIC-NET will verify the claims made by the young girls by getting recommendations from local LC 1 or religious leaders or head of schools. Visit homes where the girl currently lives and talk to close relatives or guardian and neighbors.
So, any young girl who fits in some on the above criteria should contact a local leader in your area or information centre near you or religious leaders or directly contact RIC-NET project officer.

Contact
Project officer
Ms. Evelyn Kenyana
Tel: 0382277994
Mobile: 0772 409630 or 0705674200

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A new exciting program for the Children

Having finalised Scratch in April a program sponsored by Level up Village, RICNET has started on yet another exciting program sponsored by the same organisation.
The program has been pioneered at St.Charles Voc. Sec School in Bwera-Kasese District. This comes shortly after a computer programming class called scratch that students of Fort Portal S.S enjoyed as they created/programmed their own games. Instead of playing already compiled computer games they programmed them and thus giving them an exciting moment to work with computers.


Student logging in to the minecraft world.
Mine craft is yet another exciting moment with the students of St. charles Voc. S.S as they learn how to be creative and constructive during their lessons. The program that allows students login to the minecraft interface the world helps them create several objects including houses, fences, animals of their choice and many more. There Plots of land withing the minecraft world where they are allowed to construct their houses and on the same plot of land their partners in the the other country like the U.S construct on the same plot of land and so they can exchange ideas through that.
The Mine craft world
It's an amazing program that students are enjoying and it's building their creativity and knowledge.



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GFC Grantees meet to discus road Map

RIC-NET participated in meeting of GFC grassroots’ grantees partnership on the 14th and 15th April at JICA hotel in Ntinda.
The purpose of this meeting was to convene the GFC Grantees to meet Queenie Nyati of the Arise Consult to share her key findings of the OCA and also for the GFC grantees to meet and share amongst themselves the work they do so that they can forge partnerships and also to form an association for better coordination.
OCA Feedback: Queenie shared with participants her approach on OCA. She stated that OCA would be conducted in three phases:
(i) Field based assessment (draft report sharing),(ii) Triangulation (physical discussion of the report) and (iii) Prioritization (pick the most 2 priority areas and develop them together).

Queenie and the participants brainstormed on the legal requirements of NGO’s after brainstorming, she guided the participants on statutory requirements for NGO which all organizations would adhere to. These included:  Pay as you earn, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Local Service Tax (LST) and Registration.

The outcomes from the meeting was the formation of the GFC grantees coalition as the “coalition of organization on conflict affected children and youth in Uganda”.RIC-NET was chosen as the lead agency where as Bahati Kanyamanza of CIYOTA as Team leader, Yikiru Comfort  of RICE-WN- (Treasurer), Emmy Zoomlmai of FICH- (Secretary) and  Godfrey Conwat of HPH (committee member.


On the other hand, members were encouraged to have a diary of activities to help in capturing the quantitative and qualitative data, define well the outcome indicators, and have a comprehensive and harmonized system of documentation of work results.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

RICNET HOLDS A REFRESHER TRAINING IN PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS



A total of 8 female teachers appeared for the training that took place at palace motel Fort Portal. The three day training took place on the 25th, 26th and 27th March 2015 and brought teachers from St Theresa girls Nsenyi Kasese, Semliki high school Bundibugyo, Rwamwanja secondary school Rwamwanja refugee settlement Kamwenge and Bujubuli vocational secondary Kyaka ii refugee camp
  Kyegegwa district.
 
RIC-NET staff Evelyn poses with the teachers and the facilitator after the training
The training aimed at equipping teachers with more skills of handling conflict affected girls and help girls address challenges that they face in their day to day life. Provide the teachers with more knowledge about psychosocial support and how they can use it to help young girls in their day today challenges and discuss about some of the girl child challenges and how they can be solved by female teachers.

some of the teachers during an ice break
The training involved a lot of creativity and practicability in addressing girl children challenges and with a lot of fun with many ice breaks. The training saw teachers go home with new knowledge of handling girl child issues and also able to mentor girls and make them successful and resourceful people in their lives.