PROJECT TITLE: CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT FOR A TECHNICAL TERTIARY VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE IN A REMOTE RURAL SETTING.
1. Describe the benefiting Institution including its location using any relevant geographic
and demographic information.
Kihanda Technical School is located in Kihanda Parish, Kirima Subcounty Kanungu District , South-Western Uganda, about 500Km from Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda. This school started in 1984 under Church Of Uganda (COU) Anglican Foundation Body. Later, became government aided in 1996. The Institute offers three course namely:-
• Brick/ Block laying and concreting
• Carpentry and Joinery
• Tailoring and Cutting garments.
Total annual enrolment of 277 students in three respective courses as shown above, out of 277 students, 28 are females and 249 males. We are 24 staff members, 15 are teaching staff and 9 are support staff out of 24, seven (7) are females and 17 are males. There are nine classrooms and 4 workshops.
2.What needs have been identified?
LACK OF WATER: is the major problem since 277 students depend on fetching water from a stream which is 1km away from the school. This wastes a lot of time for students and money for the school. 10000litres of water harvested to our tank during rainy season only helps for preparing food and the situation worsens during dry season. And as a technical school, we need enough water for both instrumental materials and personal hygiene.
NO LIBRARY: Since its existence, the school has never had a library. Teachers use teachers reference books which are not even enough for all teachers. Some teachers use their own personal reference, text books.
INADEQUATE TOOLS AND TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT: The school has a reasonable number of hand tools, but there are no essential machines which require hydro electricity or a generator to run them.
LACK OF ELECTRICITY: The school is located 3 km away from electricity grid. Lighting is our problem. We have one solar plate with 6 bulbs which is installed in a single reading room. This causes congestion.
LACK OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES: the Institute does not have even a single computer.
3.How are these needs currently being addressed with local resources and/or government
agencies, NGOs, etc.?
Since 1996 the principal source of funding is from the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Education. This is supplemented by tuition fees paid by Students, but as clearly testified by the needs above, this level of funding is grossly inadequate.
4. Briefly summarize (250 words or less) the proposed activity including the needs served,
the intended beneficiary, and the potential benefits to the community.
Increased capacity for Kihanda Technical School through interventions mentioned above, will significantly increase both the standard and efficiency of the Institute and correspondingly positively impact at Institutional and Community levels by:
- Equipping Graduates of the training programme with a range of technical skills as per
- Competent Graduates will easily secure jobs thus alleviating the current unemployment crisis in Uganda, especially among the Youth.
- The courses offered are such that Graduates can easily be Self-employed and subsequently alleviate the already overstretched National job market.
- Improved Social-Economic status of the Communities which these Graduates will serve.
- Increased job satisfaction of the Teachers due to improved facilities which will correspondingly cascade to their Students.
- Increased overall positive reputation for the Institute.
5.List any cooperating organization(s) or educational institutions involved in the proposed project.
- The Government of the Republic of Uganda through its Ministry of Education and Sports.
- The Kanungu District Local Administration Education Department.
Describe how the benefiting community will be involved in the activity (ies). Provide specific examples.
-Paying Tuition fees and part of the running costs for the Institute.
-Direct financial contribution during locally organised fundraising for the Project.
-Active participation in Project administration, especially implementation.
6.Has the benefiting community confirmed that it would like the activity (ies) to take place? Explain.
The Institute Board of Governors developed a list of priorities from which the needs
mentioned above were derived. Based on this, the Principal Kihanda Technical School submitted a formal request for assistance to the Rotary Club of Kihihi, after ratification by the Board.
7.What will be the immediate and long-term outcomes of the activity (ies)?
IMMEDIATE OUT COMES:-
- Availability of Water.
- Availability of Solar power.
- Availability of Technical Instructional equipment.
- Availability of Essential Textbooks and Instructional Manuals.
LONG TERM OUT COMES : -
- Elevated standard and efficiency of Kihanda Technical School training programmes.
- Alleviation of Youth unemployment.
- Improved Social-Economic Status of target Communities.
- Prevention of Waterborne diseases.
- Increased visibility of Rotary and membership extension by organizing a
Rotaract Club at the Institution.
9.Explain how all involved parties will act to ensure the sustainability of the activity (ies).
-The Education Department of Kanungu District Administration is obliged to ensure sustainability of the Project, and has an annual budget line for this.
-The Institute Administration will ensure that the running and maintainance
costs for the Project assets are adequately catered for.
10. Proposed start date: January 2013
11. Proposed completion date: September 2013.
12. PROPOSED BUDGET:-
ITEM LOCAL COST (Ush) US$ EQUIVALENT
a. Rain Water harvesting system 13,871,692 /= 6,935,846
b. Underground Water Tank 10,325,000 /= 5,162,500
c. Textbooks for brick laying
and concreting 13,000,000 /= 6,500,000
d. Books for tailoring and
garment cutting Department 2,000,000 /= 1,000,000
e. Textbooks for Carpentry and
Joinery Department 23,000,000/ = 11,500,000
f. Solar power system 9,824,000/ = 4,912,000
g. ICT Equipment 11,800,000/ = 5,900,000
h. Project Administration &
Service fees 20,952,423/= 10,485,084
TOTALS 104,773,115 /= 52,395,430