PLAYGROUND PROJECT IN KAMWOKYA
To further strengthen the impact of the foundation’s projects in the community of Kamwokya (started in 2009), the renowned architect from Burkina Faso, Francis Kéré, agreed to build (pro bono) together with the community a playground and plaza.
Construction of the Kamwokya Community Playground is finally underway. On the 1st February 2021, the project milestone was set with a ground-breaking ceremony organized by the project management team.
The construction will take about 12 months and is expected to be inaugurated and handed over to the community in Spring 2022. – This “playground” will be open to everyone; it will be the property of the community, who will manage and run it.
In January 2009 a Micro-Credit-Institute, FINEM, took up its activities in Kampala. Since start more than 5’050 loans have been given. A total of more than 11’300 direct and indirect beneficiaries could be reached by the end of 2019.
In 2014, a line of credit for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) was added. In the long term, we believe that these SME will become formal and will create more jobs. By formalising the business, employees get insured and taxes will be paid, contributing thus to greater stability of society.
RIGHT TO PLAY – TUSOBOLA
Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the challenging effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities and is active in over 16 countries worldwide.
Together with Right To Play the project TUSOBOLA, Empowering Children and Youth through Life Skills, was developed, which fosters through play and sport the importance of subjects such as education, health and the promotion of peaceful coexistence.
In seven schools in Kamwokya (65,000 households resp. ca. 260,000 inhabitants) and Kyebando (25,000 households respectively ca. 100,000 inhabitants), both communities in Bukoto, a so-called Constituency of Kampala, where also the MFI Finem is active, the project was implemented in 2017. By 2019 more than 4,000 children and adolescents have been reached by the project with multiple program content. By 2020 about 6,000 school children, as well as approximately 2,400 additional children from the communities will be reached by this educational program.