Q3/2011: Mama Kevina School Progress Report

December 5, 2011

Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White

Project Goals:
• Supply the students of Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School with food supplies and support the local youths in the surrounding slums, as well as the general population of Tororo.
• Support Mama Kevina with medicine so that the school nurse can treat the children within school premises.

• Alleviate post-traumatic stress for the students at Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School, local youth in the surrounding slums, as well as the general population of Tororo, and Malaba at the Uganda/Kenya border, and Lira Nursing School in northern Uganda, and rounding villages to the college.
• Decrease cases of malaria among school staff and students.

Project Objectives:
• Support John Ochwo with medicines, medical supplies and medical consultation at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala for heart disease before taken to India for operation and after return to Uganda.
• Support Mama Kevina Comprehensive School with food supply for the students.



Summary of RMF/WCF-sponsored activities carried out during the reporting period under each project objective:

Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School is continuing to be sponsored with food supplies by RMF/WCF.  This has greatly lessened Sr. Clare’s worries though this time as food prices have continued to rise because of price inflation throughout Uganda.

John Ochwo, the heart patient we sponsor is being facilitated with medication funds, given to him monthly. He was also supported with his school fees and scholastic materials for the third school term.Results and/or accomplishments achieved during this reporting period:
Dr. Martina Fuchs visited the Mama Kevina School in early October and met with Sister Clare and all of the students as well as with John Ochwo.

Photo: From left, John Ochwo, Dr. Martina Fuchs and Naku Charles Lwanga

John Ochwo, our rheumatic heart disease patient, continues to receive medication and attends his monthly examination at National Referral Hospital Mulago, Kampala, both services of which are provided by RMF/WCF.  John Ochwo’s school fees are also supported by RMF/WCF.

Mama Kevina students are now able to receive all the meals in a day, before the RMF/WCF food sponsorship, the students would only receive porridge in the morning and one meal in a day.  Number served/number of direct project beneficiaries (for example, average number treated per day or month and if possible, per health condition).


During the last reporting period:
• About 152 students at Mama Kevina were fed by RMF/WCF
• John Ochwo also benefited as his school fees and medical bills were being paid by RMF/WCF.


Dr. Martina Fuchs visiting Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary and Boarding School in early October: