BAFNET is a member of the Idealist Organization of the USA.
We rely on the generosity of private donors.
BAFNET works to empower the older members of the community and orphans.
Older people tend to be deemed as non-productive and of no sound use in society, and because of this negative attitude, they are often left out of all matters in society and socio-economic planning.
This has highly affected their health, economics and social status negatively.
Therefore, because at BAFNET humanity is our faith, we are out to redeem this to its positive end - through a series of projects such as provision of shelter, health care, empowerment seminars and nation wide sensitization programs.
BAFNET family School Project - 10th/Jan/2012
BAFNET Kids Project - 20th/Feb./2012
Friends of BAFNET Annual Charity Walk -15th/June/2012
In this project BAFNET will give scholastic materials to different orphans. We shall aim at fundraising for our orphans to get scholastic materials/ items including school fees, books, pens, and uniforms for the year 2012.
This is a yearly project which is aimed at creating awareness about different people in the community - that the elderly are our role models and very important in our communities so they need to be valued and cared for.
This activity will be held beginning 15th June 2012 - International Awareness day for Older Persons.
This project is divided into three categories, Provision of basic needs, Farming and Revolving Fund Provision to engage chronically poor families in income generating activities
The organisation distributes food and clothes to chronically poor families. Feeding of our beneficiaries is done on a monthly basis according to the level of support we get, and provision of clothes is done periodically every three months.
BAFNET was given land in January 2011 on lease for two years, we are using this small piece of land to grow food items which we give out to chronically poor families and our beneficiaries (older people and orphans). This land is located in Busabala in Wakiso District. In June 2011 the organization made it's first harvests.
This project is divided into four i.e empowering staff with relevant information on how to conduct their work in this changing environment while in the field, community sensitization on the awareness and protection of the elderly (An annual Charity walk to be conducted yearly code named: Friends of the Bakadde Foundation Network annual charity walk), community mobilization workshop for community members and leaders, Basic training workshops of the elderly, their problems and needs for today and tomorrow.
This project is divided into Empowering the communities to fight and control against different diseases, A sensitization workshop on how well we can stay with older people and help them fight against chronicle diseases (HIV/AIDS and other diseases which comes with aging), Counseling, Guidance and provision of other medical services (Psychosocial support). BAFNET will advocate for the medical rights of older people and link them to better health providers. For example, older people should not line up for long while seeking medication.
Setting up Bakadde Foundation Network health center, Nursing home and a community hall.
This project has started and will continue to different parts of the country where BAFNET has taken part in cleaning different communities, cleaning and maintaining wells, setting up traditional pit latrines to chronically poor families which do not have one.
Early this year BAFNET got land on lease for two years, and this land is located in Busabala in Wakiso District Uganda some few kilometres from Kampala city.
Different plantations were put in this small peace of land and looked after. BAFNET family was able to harvest two and half sacks full of beans where a half was given out to the members in the community where our small garden is located and the two sacks were taken to the head office of Bakadde Foundation Network (BAFNET) from where our beneficiaries (Elderly and Orphans) in different parts had a share.
This project started on 1st August 2011 and ended on 1st November 2011.
BAFNET requested donations in the form of household items which might be of help to someone in a family in the BAFNET community. BAFNET then donated the items to poor families (chronically poor older people and orphans).
Donations totalling 1 million Uganda shillings, clothes and other house hold items, were donated by various families.
That is why this project was called "BAFNET family to family" because items come from one family and help another family.
This campaign was taken to the central part of Uganda in the districts of Mpigi and Wakiso where a traditional pit latrine was constructed in Sango and donations were made to the poor people, orphans and cleaning of different homes.
Thanks so much to all those who have supported us in all our cause.
BAFNET traveled to Kamuli district in partnership with Arise and Shine Uganda (AASU) to carry out community outreach, empowering community members in Kamuli District on how to avoid lightening and the first aid given to the person hit by lightening and community sensitization in a theme “Strengthening our partnership through community out reach”.
This was a one day event and all members participated fully where over 50 community members turned up for the activities.
Three second year Community Psychology students from Makerere University Kampala Uganda were offered internship with Bakadde Foundation network.
BAFNET is a registered non-profit making, non-governmental organization which empowers elderly community and orphaned children in Uganda to enable them effectively to take part in all society activities.
BAFNET currently works in six districts of Uganda in the Central Region: Kampala, Wakiso, Mpigi, Mukono, Masaka and Mityana.
More than 27 million out of a population of 32 million people live in rural Uganda, the majority of whom have not been shielded from the harsh realities of poverty.
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