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UGANDA RED CROSS SOCIETY

MITYANA BRANCH

QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT

April – June 2009

Prepared by Approved by

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NALONGO KIRUMIRA MAKUMBI HENRY KAMYA
BRANCH COORDINATOR BOARD CHAIRMAN

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UGANDA RED-CROSS SOCIETY – MITYANA BRANCH
QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT
April – June 2009

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

(A) CAPACITY BUILDING


- Dissemination and membership recruitment
-Life planning skills project
- Monitoring and supervision

(B) SERVICE PROGRAMS


- Seminars and workshop
- Blood Donors recruitment
- Tracing services
- First Aid services
(C) ADMINISTRATION
- Branch Governing Board / BYC meetings
- Mubende sub-Branch activities

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UGANDA RED CROSS SOCIETY –MITYANA BRANCH
QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT
APRIL-JUNE 2009

Overview
The report covers activities conducted from January – March 2009.

Financial Report
Statement of Affairs Ug. Shs Expenditure Ug. Shs
Accumulated Fund Forecast expenditure
Opening Bal. (31/03/09) 297.000= For next quarter
Receipts: For 1st month of quarter 3.878.000=
Membership
Youth 3.696.000=
Tracing 412.000= Cash at bank 3.270.000
CBFA 220.000= Cash request 12.000.000=
Branch 1.700.000=
Request in USD 6000
Total receipts 6.325.000=
Total payments 3.055.000= Annual Budget 46.538.000=
Closing balance 3.270.000=
Expenditure to date 10.976.000=
Represented by:
Exp. To date as a % of the 23.58%
Cash at bank 3.270.000= budget
Cash at hand
Closing Bal. (30/06/09) 3.270.000=

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UGANDA RED CROSS SOCIETY –MITYANA BRANCH
QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT
APRIL-JUNE 2009

Overview
The report covers activities conducted from April - June 2009. The youth were able to
implement both planned and unplanned activities amidst the challenges and constraints
with financial and technical support from headquarter Branch Governing board, Branch
Youth Council and Youth volunteers among others.

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS
The branch continued to work with the purpose of fulfilling the society's vision and
mission. Below are some of the activities carried out during the quarter.
• Community based first aid training
• Dissemination and membership recruitment
• Blood donor recruitment
• Networking
• Tracing
• Meetings
• First aid services
• Branch projects
• Life planning skills programme
• Condom distribution

OVERALL GOAL
To build and strengthen Branch capacity, youth and volunteer management and
community development to improve the lives of the vulnerable.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
1. To enhance the capacity of the branch to effectively implement programs and
activities for the most vulnerable.
2. To improve the capacity of the community to enable them mitigate against mortality
and morbidity resulting from diseases.
3. To enhance networking with URCS branches and promotion of international
friendship and understanding.
4. To strengthen the governance and management to be able to render
effective support, monitoring and implementing of branch activities and programs.

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OBJECTIVE: STRENGTHEN THE CAPACITY OF BRANCHES FOR
EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT SERVICE DELIVERY.
Aim: To create avenues for income generation for branch sustainability.
Funds collected from the Branch’s income generating project-a girl’s hostel, have
continuously susutained the branch. It has catered for the general running of the
branch plus wages of the security guard and the office attendant. The project has
contributed to the branch sustainability.

Activity: MONITORING AND EVALUATION


AIM: Follow up on all branch projects and assess the impact.
A follow up of the branch project (Life planning skills) was carried out by the
Branch field coordinator, Branch youth council plus the Branch governing board
throughout on a weekly basis evaluation meetings and visits to the model links,
out of school links and the community.

The board representative central region Mr.Kaganda Godfrey and Ms.Jesca


Bagenda,had a monitoring visit to the Branch. Among projects visited
included the girls’ hostel and the canteen at the Branch premises and
appreciated for the good plans drawn by branch as one of the income
generating activities

The board representative in central region had a meeting in Mityana branch


aimed at meeting the branch governing board members looking at what is
done, challenges and way forward and youth members also having their
representative on they also attended the meeting. This took place on 9th June
2009.
The Central Governing Board member Mr.
Kaganda and Madam Jessica during the BGB
meeting during the Monitoring visit on 9th June
2009.

The branch
coordinator
explaining

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how the girls’ hostel is progressing to the Central Governing Board member Mr. Kaganda
Godfrey and Madam Jessica from Headquarter.

To observe is to see the reality, the branch


coordinator leading the central governing
board member and are observing the girls’
hostel.

The branch coordinator, central governing board member Mr. Kaganda Godfrey, Madam
Jessica observing what is prepared for the students during their break hours at the Branch
canteen

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Activity: DISSEMINATION AND MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT

AIM: To improve on the branch’s membership and volunteer base


The Branch youth council member in charge of the Dissemination Ms.Eroni
Kitamirike,in conjunction with the working team plus the Focal person
participated in the mobilization for membership recruitment, this quarter.
Dissemination of Red Cross information and ideals were carried out in various
places, links and communities and managed to recruit 34 members plus two
youth links;Naama s.s, and Mityana Kikumbi College.

SERVICE PROGRAM

Activity: First Aid trainings and services:

The health department transferred funds for Community Based First Aid
training to the Branch and one of the new registered link (Mityana College
Kikumbi) with its 42 students, 22 male and 20 female were trained by
Mr.Buule Elvis and Mr. Ngobi Philly.Certificates will be prepared by
National Headquarter this took place from 22nd to 26th March 2009.

The Uganda Red Cross volunteers provided first aid service on Labour Day
1st may 2009 as one of the core activities of society The function was
organized by Mityana district local government with a theme “up lifting the
level of income for Mityana district in all business circles”. The chief guest
for the function was the District Police Commander that is Mubangizi Ben
and the master of ceremony was the town clerk Mr. Lwanga Edward.

The function started with matching of all workers in the district that is MAMCO (taxi
drivers), Mityana district leaders and Centenary bank, Stanbic bank ICOBI and bodaboda
drivers.

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SPEECHES
Different people’s speeches were rotating on encouraging people of Mityana district to
involve themselves in starting up their income generating projects to overcome poverty
and those who are working for the government and private institution must make sure
that there is a change in development at their work place. The main speakers of the day
included; the Residential District Commissioner, THE MAYOR at the same time the
branch governing Board Chairman and the Chief Administrative Officer.

Five youth from United States of America have their project that is “Project
Naama” that aims at community development in the area of health. They
organized a community health fair and invited different organizations that is
RED CROSS, TASO, Family Planning, Mityana community development
foundation and Mityana Government hospital to provide services as regards
their organizations. On a special note Uganda Red Cross Mityana Branch
was invited to provide first aid service and facilitate information about life
planning skills and other organizations gave talks about immunization,
malaria, eye care, Antenatal care, nutrition, water sanitation and family
planning. This took place at Naama Play ground in Mityana district on 28th
June 2009.

A first Aider (Ntabadde Phionah) getting


a response from the fainted casualty at
Naama play Grounds on Sunday28thJune
2009

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Below are the details of some of the cases handled;

HEALTH PROBLEM & FEMALE MALE FIRST AID COMMENT


INJURIES GIVEN
Fainting 03 04 First aid Casualties
management recovered.
for fainting was
given casualties
Nose bleeding 03 03 First Casualties
management recovered and
for nose continued
bleeding given matching.
to casualties.

Headache 05 07 First aid Casualties got


management better
done
Panadol given
to casualties
Stomachache 05 06 First aid Casualties got
management better
done
Magnesium
given to
casualties

TOTAL 16 20

Activity: SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

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Mityana branch is carrying out the life planning skills programme aimed at
meeting the in school students, out of school youth, and parents. So far the
sessions are moving on well and the focus person in conjunction with LPS
team have managed to meet model schools that were selected
Since August 2008 up to June 2009. The Life Planning Taskforce has
managed to carry out 34 peer sessions,various review and planning meetings
on a weekly basis and managed to meet 568youth youth, 15 out of school
youth and 37 parents.

An LPS facilitator (Kwizera John) carrying out a


session at Mityana Modern S.S

Below is the LPS facilitator (Kairi Ruth) carrying


out a session at Pride S.S Mityana on 30th June
2009.

The Branch coordinator giving a talk to the


parents on 22nd May 2009 at Family planning
hall.

LPS

facilitators carrying out the parents’ session on 22nd May 2009 at Family planning hall.
(Ntabadde Phionah and Batambula Betty)

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Objective: To improve the capacity of the community to enable they mitigate
against mortality and morbidity resulting from diseases.

Activity: Blood donor recruitment


Blood donor recruitment is one of the core-implemented activities at the
branch. The impact created by the youth volunteers is still felt as far as this
activity is concerned. Great thanks go to school administrators for allowing
us carry out the activity to save the very many innocent lives.

BLOOD DONATION TABULATION TABLE


DATE DONOR CLUB PHILEBOTOMIES
20/04/09 Mityana town s.s 37
20/04/09 Agro vet institute 23
21/04/09 Mumsa high sch. 40
28th /05/2009 Mityana taxi park 27

Total 127
Activity: Meetings
Aim: To discuss issues pertaining to the branch generating activities and other
issues about the development of the branch.

Various meetings,were conducted and these included;


The Branch youth council held it’s second quarterly meeting and plan for the
implementation of the branch youth activities. They came up with a plan of action to lay
strategies how best the youth activities can be run. This took place on 16th May 2009

The BYC and the focus person in conjunction with the Life Planning skill taskforce held
four meetings aimed at planning and review of programme for successful implementation
of the work. The first meeting took place on

The National Headquarters organized a meeting on Friday 12th June 2009 for organizing a
holiday junior and senior youth camp that will be self sponsored each youth to pay

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40,000/= for five days. This idea was brought after realizing that camps are one of the
ways to promote life skills among the youth. Mityana branch was represented by 2
patrons from Mityana Town S.S and Mityana Trinity College and it was a great
achievement that Mityana was selected as the hosting branch for the Holiday camp. This
will take place starting on Friday 14th to 20th July 2009. The participating Branches were
requested to select 50 in school youth each.

The branch organizes Board meetings on a quarterly basis. This took place on 23 rd June
2009 to discuss issues pertaining the branch. In particular they resolved a long time
pending issue of refunding building materials for Mr.
Kiggundu that were destroyed during construction of Mityana Branch years back. This
was successfully resolved and the Branch started by paying off starting this quarter.

The Organizational development department at National Headquarters transferred funds


for organizing the membership/volunteers forum at branch level and the Branch held it on
30th June 2009 aimed at increasing on membership and volunteer retention. A headquarter
representative plus the Branch Coordinator led the meeting. Members also identified
some of the strategies that can be used to increase membership and their retention. One
the strategies was to use the patrons in the links, youth also suggested that members
should pay membership fee and Red Cross takes the role of passport photos freely, end of
year youth parties, exchange visits, Red cross sports activities and joint meeting for the
volunteers to equipped with what is going on in the Branch and at National.
Further they resolved to form working teams headed by the Branch youth council
members in line with four part programme. They bought the idea and promised to work
as a team.

The branch coordinator during the volunteers’ membership meeting at Kolping House
Mityana on 30th June 2009.

The secretary BYC (Nassamula Harriet) making a presentation during the


membership/volunteer forum at Kolping House Mityana on Tuesday 30th June 2009

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Activity: Networking

1. Through networking with the district Dr. Lwasampijja the DDHS, he provided 5
cartons of condoms to Red Cross youth Volunteers to distribute them to
community members as a preventive measure against HIV/AIDS.. The condoms
were distributed to Bodaboda men, hotels and taxi drivers with the help of
redcross volunteers..
2. Child days plus is an annual activity being carried out. Again redcross volunteers
play the part. This time the exercise took place in May 2009 and a total of 4000
tablets were given to children between ages of 1-14years.

Mubende Sub- Branch Activities


Details about the Mubende Sub-Branch Activities during the quarter are
contained in a -separate report.

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR 2nd QUARTER 2009


BY BRANCH: MITYANA BRANCH
Balance b/f : 297.,000/=
Headquarter: 4.328,000/=
Branch : 1.700,000/=
Cash at bank: 3.270,000/=
Cash at hand : -
Total : 6.325,000/=
Expenditures: 3.055,000/=
Budget Actual Variance Comment
A: Program
Youth (IYEP) 3.696.000 3.696.000 - Used according to
budget
Tracing 412.000 412.000 - Used according to
budget
CBFA 220.000 220.000 - Used according to
Budget
B. Capacity Building

C.Exchange

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D.Administation
Branch 1.700.000 1.700.000 - Catered for salaries,
administration and the
general running costs of
the branch.
Total
Income
Transfers
- Headquarters 4.328,000/=
- Partners Nil
- Own income 1.700.000/=
- Balance c/d 297.000
Grand Total 6.325.000/=

PROBLEMS
- The high expectations from the youth volunteers.
- Low turn up of blood donors from the community members due to delay of results
from the blood bank.
- High rates of accidents in the area.
- A few LPS T-shirts during peer sessions that are carried out through out the week.

RECOMMENDATION
- Need to create road safety awareness to the school children, cyclists and drivers and
put up zebra crossings along busy areas.
- Need to sensitize the community blood mobilisers and open up more donor clubs.
- There is need for a second T-shirts for LPS facilitators to appear presentable to all the
sessions they carry out during the week.

The Youth are very grateful for the financial and material support from the national
Headquarter Kampala that enables in the implementation various activities.

Compiled by:
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NALONGO KIRUMIRA
BRANCH KIRUMIRA

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