By Kasozi Abdu-Karim, July 2012
“After completing my internship training with BAFNET in August 2012, I will continue working closely with BAFNET because it is such a good organization to associate with”
Nabacwa Bridget (BAFNET Intern from Makerere University)
On June 4th 2012, BAFNET internees – mainly students from Makerere University and Islamic University in Uganda, reported for work at BAFNET (Bakkade Foundation Network) head offices in Makindye Mubarak Zone.
After a week of orientation, each was signed tasks by the Executive Director which they are carrying out.
These human resources have benefited BAFNET in a way that the organization can now handle various activities, and have lead to the growth of BAFNET in membership.
The activities have also enabled BAFNET to forge important links with the universities, because various lecturers from these higher institutions of learning have visited BAFNET, and some have taken part in our activities which has lead to the creation of awareness and marketing BAFNET within these institutions.
On Saturday 23rd June 2012, BAFNET embarked on cleaning the community in which its headquarters are housed (Makindye); this was a half-day event which attracted different members of the community including the councilors, residents, and other local leaders who took part in digging, collecting, and burning rubbish within Makindye Mubarak zone.
The event attracted various members from different offices, including Mr. Najja Twaha, a lecturer from Islamic University in Uganda, Mr. Bob Muhumuza L.C 3 councilor Makindye 1 Parish, and the staff and employees from Skylimit IT Solutions.
MR. Bob Muhumuza, the local councilor Makindye 1 parish, says, “BAFNET is doing tremendous work to our community”
In April and May of 2012, BAFNET received donations in the form of scholastic materials, clothes, and shoes.
Following that, the organization received a wheel chair from Mr. Kalule Musa, Director of Skylimit IT Solutions, who promised to continue giving tremendous support to BAFNET and called upon other members to follow suit and support the organization that has taken a lead in helping older people and orphans in Uganda. He also urged members to support BAFNET’s new project titled “Help BAFNET Acquire a Field Van” .
From 27th- 29th July 2012, BAFNET will travel to Mpigi to take part in its yearly event, code named “BAFNET Sanitation Drive”.
Nakakande Habibah, BAFNET Ambassador, says, “I cannot wait to take part in this year’s BAFNET sanitation drive in Mpigi”.
We are looking at making various donations, including clothes and food items, to our beneficiaries in the area.
MR. Bob Muhumuza the local councilor Makindye 1 parish said “BAFNET is doing tremendous work to our community”
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.
Lack of access to water and sanitation is already exposing rural women…