Kyempapu Blog

Welcome to Kyempapu!

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November 2015 Updates

The Rain Catcher Team visits Kyempapu and donates a water tank

May 2015 Updates

The Kyempapu Resource Centre's Main Building - main construction completed! All that is left in terms of construction of the resrouce centre includes plastering, painting the interior, completing the verandah, as well as the purchase of chairs, curtains for windows, solar panels, and a speaker system.

The Kyempapu Resource Centre’s Main Building – main construction completed! All that is left in terms of construction of the resrouce centre includes plastering, painting the interior, completing the verandah, as well as the purchase of chairs, curtains for windows, solar panels, and a speaker system.

 With the support of The Pollination Project, Kyempapu has planted over 105 fruit trees in schools


With the support of The Pollination Project, Kyempapu has planted over 105 fruit trees in schools

 Kyempapu is currently welcoming volunteer Arantza M. from Spain, who joined the team and family on April 9 and will stay until May 30, 2015. Kyempapu will also have a local volunteer, Shem Kizito, will soon be joined by Linda Hellen Nabiwemba from Kymbogo University for 10 weeks.

Kyempapu is currently welcoming volunteer Arantza M. from Spain, who joined the team and family on April 9 and will stay until May 30, 2015. Kyempapu will also have a local volunteer, Shem Kizito, will soon be joined by Linda Hellen Nabiwemba from Kymbogo University for 10 weeks.

Kyempapu has recently held public talks in a local high school for young women.

Kyempapu has recently held public talks in a local high school for young women.

 

November 2013 Photo Updates of the Construction of the Resource Centre

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September 2013 Update

Kyempapu welcomes two volunteers from Germany, Hannah and Valentin! With the help of the two engineers, Kyempapu has started construction of a new resource centre. We are looking for more volunteers with skills or just interested in construction.

Kyempapu Volunteers from Germany!

Kyempapu Volunteers from Germany!

The new resource centre will be comprised of offices, stores, a community library, a kitchen, and six rooms for volunteers.

Children from the Kirinda Primary School help carry bricks to the construction site

Children from the Kirinda Primary School help carry bricks to the construction site

Also…

Muzuuka Primary school tree planting initiative with the aid of Kyempapu

Muzuuka Primary school tree planting initiative with the aid of Kyempapu

One of Kyempapu's partner organizations, Raincatcher USA, has donated some water tanks to the village. Thank you!

One of Kyempapu’s partner organizations, Raincatcher USA, has donated some water tanks to the village. Thank you!

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The beehive project is a buzz!

Kyempapu donated soccer jerseys to local schools

Kyempapu donated soccer jerseys to local schools

Members of the Kyempapu Women’s Group have been busy making crafts to sell.
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Karlos, a Spanish volunteer who visited Kyempapu in July 2013, helped promote sports in schools by donating several soccer balls to the Kigumba Primary school in Bukomansimbi District. 
Karlos,  volunteer from Spain

Karlos, volunteer from Spain

January 2013 Annual Update
KYEMPAPU’s Year End Review 2011-2012will soon be available.  Find enclosed details about all of Kyemapu’s projects over the past year, ongoing challenges, next steps and future projects (awaiting funding). Please contact us to support our ongoing projects.

October Quarterly Update
The past six months have been very busy for Kyempapu. These are a few highlights:

-Founder Sylvia Namukasa represented Kyempapu at the 5th World Environment Student Summit in Switzerland in September and connected Kyempapu to their environmental network

– Three interns from Spain and Canada (Sofia, Laura and Chris) were hosted this summer. Read about their experiences here!

-Kyempapu celebrated the International Day of Peace (September 1st) by planting trees for peace

-RainCatcher visited Kyempapu once again, dontating more water filters and checking up on those previously donated

-Professor Illah and Michael Taylor from Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh carried out field research on air quality as a result of using firewood to cook indoors (a common practice) and the link to children’s health problems

-This July teachers and volunteers were trained on the concept of the Eco School Program in partnership with CECOD-FEE, and a 3 day training program was founded in Bukomansimbi District

-Kyempapu commissioned two videos on two of its most important and recent projects:

Water quality and sanitation:

Community development: Kyempapu’s beehive project

Looking forward to what the next quarter has to bring!

April 10, 2012
Kyempapu Treasurer Deborah Mugerwa Nalwanga has just begun teaching English in China. We wish her all the best in continuing development work abroad.



March 19, 

A special thank you to the Waldorf ASPnet school of Baltimore, Maryland for their kind donations to Kyempapu!

Kyempapu is looking forward to hosting its first international volunteer this April. Martin Sommer met with Kyempapu’s Rosie Agoi, Assistant Secretary General & Programme Officer Education in the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO earlier this month in Cologne, Germany.


January 14, 2012

Kyempapu organized an exchange for one of the youth from Kirinda, Mathias Mugema, to spend two months studying at a school in Baltimore, Maryland where he is engaging in intercultural exchange.

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January 9, 2012

KYEMPAPU’s Year End Review 2010-2011 is now available.  Find enclosed details about all of Kyemapu’s projects over the past year, ongoing challenges, next steps and future projects (awaiting funding). Please contact us to support our ongoing projects.

December 4, 2011
 Executive Director Sylvia Namukasa represented Kyempapu at the recent UN Training Course on Gender and Conflict Early-Warning Mechanisms in Dakar, Senegal. In October she was also funded to represent Kyempapu at the UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris.

October 10, 2011
Kyempapu received the Environment award at the Eno Act Now Forest Conference in Finland. The planting of trees is one of many environmentally themed activities Kyempapu is involved in.

An installed RainCatcher water collection tank

July 19, 2011
Eleven schools in the community now have access to safe drinking water thanks to new rainwater collection tanks provided by RainCatcher. Read all about it.

November 29, 2010
Canadian partners Chris and Xing launched the Hong Kong University Exchange Student Swap fundraiser for KYEMPAPU. Outgoing exchange students donated bedsheets, pillows, phones, hangers, and anything else they couldn’t fit into their suitcase. Incoming exchange students bought them when they arrived in Hong Kong. 100% of proceeds were donated to KYEMPAPU. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158822467483341

12 thoughts on “Welcome to Kyempapu!

  1. I am one of the students that attended The Waldorf School of Baltimore. We were so happy to be a part of this program and meet Mathias Mugema!! we loved having him visit our school and i hope we will meet again!

  2. Impressive work Sylvia! Keep the candle burning.

  3. I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY APPLICIATION TO THE DIRECTOR OF KYEMPAPU, SHE HAS STARTED VERY BIG WORK TO CREATE KYEMPAPU WHICH WILL HELP LARGE NUMBER OF YOUTH IN UGANDA, AND I THINK IT WILL EXPAND TO THE E.A REGION, NOT ONLY THAT, ALSO KYEMPAPU HELPS YOUTH TO GET NEW IDEAS AND SO, EVEN I WISH ALL THE BEST TO KYEMPAPU, THANKS, THIS IS YOUR FRIEND JOHN KENNEDY.

  4. its great work you guys you are doing for the community. I’am really impressed!

  5. Congrat….I thing we have done it that day 01/03/2013. Kagiri Sulaiman

  6. Hello
    Can you help me plase?
    I have completed the Volunteer Application Form , but I do not know where to send it
    thanks very much for your help
    a hug
    Laura

  7. Very interesting, i wish to volunteer with you, am environmentalist, have been a volunteer field officer at viagroforestry masaka, call me on 0777336851. i like working with local community. wish u the best

  8. May da Almighty LORD bless the founder of KYEMPAPU.

  9. Iam by names of kataabu joseph 23years old,aborn of kyakamunya l.c1,bukomansimbi district. My education: in 2010-2011; i obtained a certificate in TROPICAL AGRICLTURE from uganda national examination board @ mbuye farm school. 2005-2008:I obtained acertificate of education from (uneb) @ st monica h/s kabuwoko.and right now am aresident of kazinga l.c 1,wakiso district and working as an agriculturalist in that locality. therefore i wish to join kyempapu on voluteership in your project.

  10. Great work by this non profit. Its so impressive and educative to the entire world for people to look back in the rural areas..not only down there in Uganda but also in any part of the world! Cut down trees, cut down your life! I have had very interesting stories about the Non-Profit from your sports co-ordinator Mathias Mugema! I would love to come to Uganda visit you KYEMPAPU

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