Oyam Community Training College - Uganda

By Oyam Community Foundation

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A little bit of our background information

Join us as we create the awesome
Oyam Community Training College - Uganda. A little bit about me - I was born in Uganda and pretty much raised in Oyam District, Lango Sub Region in Northern Uganda. I now live in British Columbia, Canada. We strive to open a community based Rural training school to help the youth & adults in Kamdini, Oyam District, Northern Uganda.This region has suffered long drawn wars and their effects for at least three decades the impacts of which have left families, children, parents and grandparents in dire abject poverty and minimum infrastructure. War effects. Neglect etc.

But there’s a clear and present problem in Oyam district

As mentioned, the long term effects of Dictator Idi Amin in the 1970s as well Kony's war against people of this part of Northern Uganda spanning 1980s through 2000s left minimum human development and infrastructure. Poverty is rampant. Education level in the populace is minimally. The Primary/Grade 7 and early secondary Drop-Out is so rampant.
We anticipate that setting & building up this Cummunity Training School will go far in retraining the community youths and adults and preparing them for better more useful citizens.
This will also be an opportunity to gain revenue down the road for further development or advancement once we are well established.

Highlight of what we’re doing about it

We are going to open a Rural Trade school in the Township of Kamdini, Oyam District, Lango Sub-Region in Northern Uganda, the area that was plugued with war for at least three decades. We are targeting a startup of 2 Technical classes. This will absorb the drop-outs from upper primary classes eg Grade 6/7 as well drop-outs from secondary. We intend to hire 2 Instructors to begin with. We already have 2 buildings to accommodate thus set up and we might need to Renovate and bring electricity in. The Township already has access to electricity. This we know will bring higher standard of living to the graduates as they could gain practical technical skills.

You can join us in fund raising for Oyam-Uganda Community College

We need to raise at least ($36,000 x UGX,2800 Per Dollar = UGX100M) or (C$36,000) to get started:
Here is our conservative estimate broken down into major sections;
We are asking for funds to:

UGX6.0M ($2,142.00/Yr):
Renovate/Lease/Rent Building at Kamdini Township/or Oyam District Township; Lease/Rent: UGX500,000/Mth x 12Mths/Yr=UGX6.0M/year; (UGX6,000,000÷2,800=CAD $2,142.00)/Yr;

UGX30.0M (C $10,715) To purchase Initial furniture for Classrooms: Chairs, Tables, Desks, Work Benches, Lab Tools etc; UGX30M÷UGX2,800
= C $10,715.00
• UGX11.2M (C $4000): To purchase 20 Computers for Classrooms; refurbished in Canada: $200x20 =C $4000xUGX2,800=UGX11.2M;

UGX10.0M (C $3,571.45): For Shipping and Handling: UGX10.0M÷UGX2,800=C $3,571.45;

UGX840,000 (C $300): To purchase Office and Classroom Printers ($150x2)=CAD $300 $300×UGX2,800=UGX840,000;

UGX20.0M (C $7,142.85): To hire couple Instructors: UGX20M/Year?
UGX20M÷2,800=CAD $7,142.85/Yr;

UGX2.8M (C $1,000 ): For Social and Multimedia Advertising our College: CAD $1,000×UGX2,800=UGX2.8M;

UGX20.0M (C $7,142.85): To Register our College to the District/National Authorities + Miscellaneous: UGX20M
UGX20,000,000÷2,800=CAD $7,142.85

We ask you to kindly donate some money towards our cause so we can all pride in this social community development. One community at a time. A better educated community is a more peaceful one.
Thank you.

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Team Members

Rwot Adwong Otim Etot Tom

Petra Akello