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November 2015 Updates
The Rain Catcher Team visits Kyempapu and donates a water tank
May 2015 Updates
November 2013 Photo Updates of the Construction of the Resource Centre
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.
The new resource centre will be comprised of offices, stores, a community library, a kitchen, and six rooms for volunteers.
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.
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.
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.
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