The purpose of the association is to help the fishing village of Kasenyi – Kasese in Uganda, for health problems (water treatment, renovation of the clinic), education (creation of a kindergarten, support the school teaching and educational materials) and social matters with the help of a social worker.
The Association reserves itself the right to extend its work to villages located within the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bushenyi district and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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UBS bank account CH58 0024 0240 2791 1501 Q
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Association Keiser Initiative for Uganda
72, rue de Montchoisy
1207 Geneva Switzerland
The village of Kasenyi, locked in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, still lives thanks to the operating manual of salt (it no longer has the same value that a few centuries ago!) and to the fishing.
Its distance (18 kms of bush to reach the main road Kasese-Mbarara) did not prevent the spread of HIV / AIDS and there is a high rate of orphaned children.
Cultures are prohibited in the park because of wild animals: elephants, hippos, buffalo.
There are two taxi vehicles that transport the raw materials essential for their subsistence (cassava flour, rice, soap, oil etc.) and the transportation (city located at 60 kms) increased the cost of staple foods.
The illiteracy rate is high: 80% of adults.
Lack of hygiene, malaria, malnutrition, Illiteracy is a barrier to the development of the village.
The village of Kasenyi – History
This village is composed by 1200 people in three different clans, so it exits three different languages.
Its existence dates for several hundred years.
The main resource at the time was the salt removed from the surrounding craters. The barter was practiced with various tribes who came for sourcing.
It was also the subject of incessant rivalry in the late nineteenth century between the Toro and Bunyoro who were trying to impose their tribute there.
Katwe and Kasenyi were managed by two local clans (the Bagabo and Bakingwe) who operated and carried their own salt by canoe on the surrounding lakes and sold it to exterior hawkers who came supplying themselves in these markets.
The goats were a frequent exchange value in this trade.
CREATION OF THE KINDERGARTEN
The young children have no place to play and meet. They often meet themselves at the door of the house. There is no safe place for them, so they sit for hours in the dust. Women cook pit so children are not safe from household accidents such as burns and cuts.
The older swim sometimes in the lake, with the risks involved: water-related diseases such as cholera, typhoid, bilharzia, E. coli., possible meeting with hippos and crocodiles etc.
One hundred children are between 3 and 6 years. It would be good for them to go to kindergarten in order to receive the first foundations of health and education, and learn the rules of conduct and behavior from a very young age.
The early years of a child’s life are the most important because they provide the basis for building the future adult.
If parents have not had the opportunity to learn, this is not a reason for the new generations to suffer.
Nowadays, every human being has the right to education.
Early childhood is the period of the most exciting development and the association has decided to improve the lives of these children.
INSTALLATION OF DRINKING WATER
The geological record shows that the aquifer surface is composed of evaporites (salt water), the evidence is the presence of many salted crater lakes. It should be drilled too deep = very high cost.
The only water available is the water of Lake George.
The work involves:
• The development of the basin, in 3 parts, for the purification of water and a lid to secure the solar pump
• Support for 21 metal solar panels
• The construction of a house sheltering the purification system, (Dayliff “WG Water purification”) and a room housing the person who maintains the equipment
• Shelter and the point of safe water supply
• Support for the concrete water tank of 10,000 liters
A big thank you to everyone who helped to achieve this important project: GIS Geneva, International Solidarity Geneva City of Geneva, Chêne-Bougeries, Bardonnex, Chêne-Bourg, Choulex, Cologny, Jussy, City of Lancy, foundations Alta Mane, Coromandel, G. Hirzel, Robin des Bois Institute
CONSTRUCTION OF 3 CLASSROOM PRIMARY
On November 28th 2007, Gertrude Hirzel Foundation, based in Geneva, donated 51000 CHF for the construction of three primary classrooms in the village of Kasenyi, Kasese District, Uganda.
SPONSORSHIP OF CHILDREN ORPHANS IN THE VILLAGE
Orphaned children are among 70 in this village for the classes of primary and secondary school.
View the poverty in which lives the village, you will understand that losing a parent or two quickly becomes a problem.
That is why the Association Keiser Initiative for Uganda has decided, in addition to the assistance provided to the village, to sponsor these children so they can build their future with a solid foundation, beginning with education.
Kindergarten: 50 CHF per year: uniforms, snacks and school fees
Primary school: 100 CHF per year, uniforms and school fees.
All Saints Primary school: 350 CHF per year, or 0.95 CHF per day. (Uniforms, books and school fees, full board boarding)
Hamukungu Secondary school 300 CHF S1 to S4 per year uniform, school fees and full board
Secondary school : 650 CHF S5 to S6
For children of secondary school, they are unfortunately out of school, lack of means.
They often interrupt the school for several years before they can resume their courses if they are lucky to find a sponsor.
AKIU and his projects !
2010 : THE CLINIC | Health Program: Giving back to the clinic its original function by installing a treatment room, a pharmacy and a small maternity ward.
2011/2012 : Hygiene and Sanitation
2011/2012 : Construction of Dormitory for boys, Secondary School in Hamukungu
2013 : Construction of dormitory for 136 girls, All Saints Pre primary School, Bushenyi district.
2013/2014 : Help Widows and orphans of park rangers killed in the exercice of their duties, South Kivu, RDC.
2014 : Renovation of the Primary School in Busunga
2014 : Renovation Nurse cottage, with latrine and kitchen
2014 : Latrine for Dormitory grils Secondary School Hamukungu
2014 : New water distribution Kasenyi
2015 : Renovation of the Primary School 3 blocs and new latrine Katunguru
2015 : Renovation of the Kindergarten Kasenyi
2015 : New latrine for primary school Kasenyi
2016 : Creation of a Health center with delivery room, Busunga
2017 : Renovation of the Police House, Kasenyi
2018 : Renovation of the Primary School , Hamukungu