Wabiduku Peri-Urban Agricultural (Wapa) Project
Sylvia Baluka Angubua
On this web page, we have placed the Table of Contents, the Executive Summary, the Background of Applicant Organization and a Summary of the Project Activities from the paper. The complete proposal can be downloaded here. (183K Word.doc) Wabiduku Peri-Urban Agricultural (Wapa) Project
Table Of Contents
Background Of Applicant Oranization
Board Of Trustees (Bot)
Background To The Problem
Description Of The Project Neighborhood
A Summary Of The Project Activities
Activity Plan / Budget
Expected Outputs / Impact On The Community
The project will be implemented in 3 zones namely; Wabiduku, Kinyarwanda and Balintuma that make up the slum area in Kiwatule parish. The project goal is to enhance productivity of food crops and animal production units that provide livelihood for the target population and green the Kiwatule trading centre and road sides by establishing new and maintaining existing flower gardens.
The interventions will be aimed at; food security and nutrition improvement of the target beneficiaries, environmental protection through the greening effect of urban agriculture, waste management by recycling garbage into compost manure and improving soil fertility and enhance productivity of urban and peri-urban agriculture, and identifying and developing sustainable markets for urban agriculture outputs.
Background Of Applicant Organization
Palma Community Services Initiative (PACIS) Uganda is an indigenous, non-profit making organization, in Kiwatule Parish, Nakawa division, Kampala district, Uganda. Kiwatule parish is situated in a remote suburb of Kampala. It encounters problems common to slum areas such as unemployment, drug abuse, poor sanitation and associated diseases, prostitution, pet-thieves, high prevalence of HIV / AIDS, to mention but a few.
The aim is to reach the communities with the inlacking social services so as to empower the people in bettering their lives. The very essence for the existence of PACIS Uganda is to reach peri-urban poor communities with basic essential services.
This will be achieved through the following activities: food security and nutrition, family empowerment, health and sanitation and prevention of prostitution and drug abuse and HIV / AIDS prevention and care and educational support for orphans and vulnerable youth, networking and advocacy.
A Summary Of The Project Activities
The initial stage will involve forming working committees among the target beneficiaries. The leaders of these committees, local council one executive and the project staff will visit households within target areas to mobilize people for community meetings.
These will provide a basis for forming urban farmers' associations or cooperatives for input resources mobilization and collective transportation and or marketing of their produce.
The project will buy seeds, seedlings, and cuttings for demonstrating to member groups so that each member gains the skills and knowledge to set up their own gardens at home.
The project will liaise with town council authorities to create flower gardens and improve the existing ones so as to give a green and more beautiful appearance.
The other major activity will involve collecting household garbage and prepare compost manure at identified sites for demonstration purposes.
The project will carry out market development: project staff will visit and recruit hotels, big supermarkets, schools, prisons, hospitals, colleges and or universities to provide readily available and stable market for urban agriculture cooperative societies.
PACIS UGANDA's SLOGAN
"SAVE A COIN”
PACIS UGANDA's VISIONThe Vision of PACIS Uganda is to Foster Better Livelihoods, Healthier Families, Prosperous Businesses and Progressive Communities.
The Mission of PACIS Uganda is to Empower Individuals, Households and Communities to Fight Urban Poverty.
The objectives of PACIS UGANDA are as follows:-
- a) To uplift the living standards of the members of the community by providing them with life skills and supporting income generating activities (IGAs) to address the high rates of unemployment in the target areas.
- b) To increase awareness about the problems of poor hygiene and or sanitation in the operational areas
- c) To provide environmental health education to the target communities and general public in the operational areas
- d) To initiate income generating projects for the youth so as to curb urban crimes such as stealing, drug addiction, robbery, urban terrorism and prostitution.
- e) To increase community awareness of the HIV / AIDS Pandemic and provide psycho-social, moral and financial support to the infected and affected households within the target area.
- f) To increase awareness about drug abuse and its consequences in relation to health and socio-economic impacts.
- g) To advocate for sustainable businesses so as to alleviate poverty through provision of appropriate knowledge, skills and inculcating in members a saving and book keeping culture.
- h) To increase awareness of environmental problems and promote environmental protection by identifying and addressing the risky practices in the project areas.
- i) To prioritize and address the needs of the disadvantaged and vulnerable people or households in the target areas.
- j) To raise money by way of subscription fees, gifts, donations, fundraising drives, and sale of handcrafts made by members so as to meet the objectives of the organization.
- k) To create public awareness of the mission and objectives of the organization and encourage collaborative demonstrations with organizations with similar objectives.
- l) To provide vocational and artisan skills to the youths, school dropouts, single mothers and other vulnerable groups.
- m) To operate Savings and Loan Associations (SLA's) for small business enterprises and entrepreneurs in the project area through group and individual savings.
- n) To promote the “save a coin” scheme in households within the target area through group and individual savings as a way of promoting a saving culture.
- o) To provide Psycho-social Training / counseling and Support to the Community in the target area.
- p) To improve the literacy rates among the target groups by providing functional literacy community classes.
- q) To engage in any other business or income generating activity that can enable us to meet the current and future organizational objectives.
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