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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Rwenzori information centers Network (RIC-NET)   received a one year grant running from June 2014-June2015 from Global Fund for Children to support conflict affected teenagers and skill the young girls or mothers who have dropped out of school.
The project is implemented by RIC-NET and it focuses on offering a range of capacity development services or tailor-made training for youth with age “15-30”, skills development and entrepreneurship for dropouts and practical skills to training for graduates of institutions. 
The project targets skilling School dropout Girls, Conflict affected School girls or who need to be in School, and unlock potentials of poor youth.
 RIC-NET conducted interviews on 16th July 2014 at BRIC and Kasese e-society centres in Kasese District; and on 22nd  July at Kamwenge e-society.
Mbambu Adolphine, Nyakato Hafusa Karungi Peninnah, and Kabugho Misulesi 
The interviews were meant to select girls who would benefit from the project. As selection criteria of the project beneficiaries is: The girl must in serious vulnerability status and mostly having been in some way or another affected by conflict or war. A young lady  between 15-30 years. Has a true & touching story from the experiences of the conflict or other form of severe vulnerability.Has a dream for the future and able to work towards that dream.
 Uwizeye Naume,Kabugho Sanet, Namuganga Aidah, Katusabe Janet, Mbambu Barbra and Muhindo Zawadi

A case in point is,

“Uwizeye Naume , Aged 20 years, she is an orphan who lost both parents during the ADF war, now staying with her step mother who is a peasant in Kihaara, Kasese district.  She  stayed in Kyangwali refugee camp and completed senior four in 2013 from Kyangwali SS Hoima  but could not continue with school due to lack of school fees. she is interested in gaining computer skills to start a secretarial bureau for herself.”

Nanyanja Siemah Sandra, Bazumera Zurufa, Natukunda Magret, Namono Judith ,Mbabazi Gorret , Jibwa Faridah Namulondo Mayi ,Nyakahoza Goreth ,Abwooli,Tuhaise Ireen from Kamwenge.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


When Bill Gates first met Warren Buffett, their host at dinner, Gates’ mother, asked everyone around the table to identify what they believed was the single most important factor in their success through life. Gates and Buffett gave the same one-word answer: “Focus.”  
This can be expressed in two folds:
Deliberate strategy, where leaders develop a clear vision and map this unto a long, medium and short term goals.
Emergent strategy, where people respond to unanticipated problems and opportunities.

Here are three ways to combine both types of focus to ensure us getting the vital few things done.
1.Ask the right questions. Ask big questions about the fundamentals of your business.
2. In order to have focus we need to escape to focus. it is important to make space to escape in your busy life to study, reflect and think about the bigger picture.
3. Know how valuable your time is. “No matter how much money you have, you can’t buy more time. There are only 24 hours in everyone’s day...” 

Focusing on what is essential is a powerful ability, perhaps the most powerful in a world where we are so bombarded with distracting ideas, information and opinions.

Friday, July 11, 2014


Rwenzori information centers Network (RIC-NET)  has a received a one year grant from Global fund for children to support conflict affected teenagers and skill  the young girls/Mothers that  have dropped out of school.
At a school visit held yesterday 10th July 2014 by the two staff of RIC-NET Kyomuhendo Joselyne and Charles kaliba in the two secondary schools of St. Charles s.s.s and St Theresa Girls School in kasese District, the school Administration welcomed the project warmly and promised to avail the necessary support to ensure that the young girls benefit from the project.

 The Director of studies and Students of st Charles s.s.s listen to RIC-NET staff

The visit was held to introduce the project, discuss with the school administration how the Children will be supported and when to Train the Women teachers   that will give regular counseling, psychosocial support, mentoring and Reproductive Health Education for the one year June 2014-June 2015
At Charles S.S.S, the staff interacted with the Director of studies Ms kabugho Verina and the Senior woman teacher Ms. Mbambu teddy the senior  Woman teacher  and the students of s.1,2,3,and 5 in an  assembly to orient them on the requirements for support on the project. The RIC-NET staff   mentioned that eligible applicants would submit a true and touching story of their experience with the war conflict and how it affected their life and also indicate what their dream for the future would be because the students will be mentored toward   fuilment of their dreams. 

 RIC-NET Staff orients students about the project
The RIC-NET team was at St. Theresa Girls secondary school also where they met the Director of studies Mr. Mayani Gerald and the teachers to introduce the project. It was agreed by end of day  that the students submit their applications to the Director of studies by 17th July 2014.

 The Director of studies St.Theresa S.S.S while respoding about the project