Hi, My is Nadia Kemariza and am 15 years of age .And l am a member of Chrysalis Centre a project known as the Butterfly Project .And am among the new Butterflies who joined this organization this year.And l was tought the basic skills of carrying out my project .So l started my project last year before coming to Chrysalis Centre which is called KIDS AWAY FROM STREETS. l especially run this project during holidays As we all know we can wish everything to go on as you want it to do but l have challenges which l am facing in my project which is being able to convince the kids to listen to me that am not bad person to them and befriending them because some of them have gone though a lot so then feel scared of things surrounding them and the people they just meet at the first sight.During the first term holiday l worked with few kids they were around 12 of them but some had their homes through they didn’t live there so this made me help in coursing them to go home and in most cases l myself take they . The children get from streets are brought to the Chrysalis Centre , have some sensitization about dangers of being on streets and we teach them computing And other activities like doing some atr etc. and all this was in the first term holiday. The second term holiday i worked the project from kampala near mengo in a slum of kisenyi where most slum kids derrive from. I only work there for afew days coz its very hard for me to get resourses when am there but in kampala i get help from my project thats why i carry it out from Kampala.my major aim is to reduse the number of slum kids on streets and am working towards that.
It was a cold morning when we had a program about non schooler children survey from slum areas in kireka.That day we invited all the non schooler kids at list for some activity and coke party morning at chrysalis center. We discussed with the kids about the situation their in and the reasons why they don’t go to school. But especially poverty and child labor. Now as change makers in butterfly project we had decided to came out with some activity to run during our vacation for example making paper bags and making art out of clay soil at list to solve some of the problems which the kids face. And we are planning to sell the paper bags to the chapati sellers and other people. Yesterday we sold some paper bags and got some money which was sh. 1500 . The kids were very happy to join us in our projects and they going to be working with us, in some other activities like playing board games, for example runebound,ticket to ride, khan,rapidough and small world.Some of the parents supported our ideas and some there going to join us. We are going to start the activities on Monday of the coming week.We had worked this as are group of three people,NADIA KEMARIZA,KIZZA SAM AND OJOK ERIC.
Hi,my name is Nadia Kemariza and am among new butterfly members in chrysalis centre in kireka.As butterfly members we need to be social entrepreneur to make our own business.So we need more training which we had been doing since we came in chrysalis centre.But on Saturday we had different session which was travelling to jinja to know more about physical features. We went in different places like Ssezibwa falls, River Nile and Bujagali falls but all the places where interesting. The first place we went in was Ssezibwa falls we saw very many things there like rock and forest.The second place we went in was called the source of River Nile where we had our lunch from and played some games such as cards Continue reading
My name is Lamaro Sharon.I am the daughter of Ojok Erick and Apiyo Vicky. I live in the village called Labora .
My dad was a very powerful man in the whole village and every one could respect us in that village and also fear our home and even they could not steal our home because of our dad being recognized in the village.But because father was so rich ,he could pay school fees for the whole year and we could not be chased from school for school fees or even being disturbed for any other reason.
It was in 2013 when my father died in December when chrismas was almost approaching,we did not eat the chrismas as we used to do because the chrismas was left only three days so we had to organize for the bariel and that year was the year that I was going to primary six .I was so annoyed with my father’s death because no one could pay our fees by then but I managed to finish my primary six because my aunt the sister to my mum paid me .When I reached primary seven that aunt of mine got a serious accident that could not allow her to walk any more but she could just be crawling so again my uncle took me from there up to when I finished my primary living examinations in 2014.
From there ,there was no one to pay me to school any more and that is where I found this organisation[BUTTERFLY PROJECT] and they started teaching me about different things like ethics ,empathy and many others and also they started supporting me in term of school fees .Now here I am requesting you people out there to help me support my project .Because of what I have learnt from the project,I have started doing the project of Girls child education this year and I have ran the project for six months and I will be very grateful if you listen to me.
My father wakes up very early in the morning
Without saying good morning to me
Just because he has to get to his work place early
He does not even read a story for me
For he comes back very late in the night
This makes me feels so bad
Because I want to talk to him
And tell him how I spends my day
And how those boys at school beat me
I wish I could talk to my mother
But she is gone forever
To the land of the dead
But any way because of you
My father is able to pay my school fees
Feed and clothe me
I only that he spare some time for me
So that I can feel like a child
Who is loved and cared for
I would like to thank you all wherever you are.I am Lamaro Sharon a member of the butterfly project.
I live in the Northern part of Uganda(GULU).This is the poem to show that this project has helped
many children in Uganda especially those in the villages and slums.
” Butterfly project
It has been a beautiful moment when i met you .
You have helped many children both in villages and slums
And you are still helping and supporting the children up to
Now around the world and i am very happy with what you
Are doing ,i pray that you should not loose that spirit
I have learnt a lot from you and experienced new things
In my life and you have made me to have a dream
for my community and that is to create change not only
In my community but also around the world as well
I have learnt things like empathy, ethics, social
Entrepreneurship, social enterprise, equality,inquisitiveness
Honesty, concern for others,passion to do good,
productivity and punctuality, and finally how to set high
But achievable goals. It is really so interesting yo be part of you
I have experienced many things
And learnt a lot in my life and I hope others as well
I am proud of you and i pray that you should be blessed to ”LONG EXIST”
( SHARON LAMARO)
This has been a frenetic year, with 15 new Butterfly members joining us and the Ashoka Alumni development taking place. We have seen amazing athletics progress from the kids and the vibe and excitement for tomorrow has been incredible.
2015 has marked some significant developments for Slum Run. For the first time we have attracted local sponsors in Uganda and the Kampala Run promises to be the biggest and most successful yet, with Urban TV, KFM and Bukedde covering the event.
Also, the focus this year is much more on athletic performance, where we have given the participants target times to achieve in order to be considered for selection, as there have been so many applicants. We have appointed a new coach and he has drawn up very many new and varied training routes for the children, some outside the slum area, which they much prefer running on. A new 2.5km hill run has also proved really popular and has formed the basis for our target times, as for the best of them one lap takes 12-15 minutes.
We are expecting to have around 26 supported children this year and we are looking to support each one for a minimum of £50 to include any school needs, including fees, if necessary, food, clothing or any other emerging crisis, such as illness or injury. It will also include their Slum Run gear – trainers, T-shirt and shorts and training costs this year. So, you see we become a sort of insurance service for their wellbeing and development.
Raising enough money to pay for this is up to us and we seek your support to achieve our £3000 target and you can pledge your support at Justgiving. All money will go to support these children or others like them attending the Chrysalis Centre.
The Slum Run founder, Francis Ssuuna, is now 20 and fits the organisation of the run around his school studies. He is making a film about the Slum Run this year, with support from our partners Living in Minca, a film company who travel the globe looking for good practice in social enterprise.
So, do you fancy supporting children out of working in quarries and in scrap collecting? Join a run this Sunday, either in Kampala or in Birmingham! See details of how to participate below…
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN BIRMINGHAM?
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN KAMPALA?
In Kampala, the Kids’ Run is at 11:00am and we encourage all visitors to arrive at 10.30am to watch the start.
If you would like to participate in the Open Fun Run, then please come along at 12 noon. The race will start approximately at 12.30pm, as soon as the Kids’ 10km Run is finished.
There will be a finger buffet for VIPs and media attending.
It is expected that the whole event will wrap up by 14.00pm, though visitors are welcome to stay longer, if they wish to.
Hope to see you there!