Recently the Coordinator of MIVA Switzerland a funding Agency for the means of transport Mr. Christof Seiler led a team who visited NEMACY-Uganda. It was a follow up on the means of transport they funded the organization. NEMACY-Uganda received funding from MIVA to procure a means of transport (Toyota Hiace van) to help the organization and her members in the day to day field activities. During the visit, the visitors had a tight schedule and wanted only to have a meeting with Board members, staff and some heads of member organizations, and not to visit communities. But before and after the meeting, the Chairperson Board of NEMACY-Uganda Mr. Jimmy Obbo Ivans and the heads of member organizations who were present, requested them at least to pay a courtesy visit to some of implementing partners they work with and visit some communities to see what the organization do in communities and confirm where the money they donate go. This is in line with one of the policies the organization adheres to whenever they receive a visitor(s). At NEMACY-Uganda offices children under rehabilitation performed by singing welcome songs to the visitors and thanking MIVA Switzerland for supporting NEMACY-Uganda with the new means of transport. The message was that the vehicle is being used for transporting them when it comes to rescue, outside sports events and reintegration with their communities.
Interestingly, the organization used this opportunity even the funders to board the procured Toyota Hiace van and fill the means of transport they funded although they had come with their vehicle from Entebbe International Airport. Amazingly, the journey for field activities started with paying a cutesy visit to Jinja District Local Government where Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Hajat Aisha received the visitors and thanked them for supporting NEMACY-Uganda as one of their key partner organizations the district work with in delivering services to communities of Jinja district and Busoga region in general. This followed a visit to Kalebera P/s and Mawoito P/s in Buwenge rural sub-county where the organization in partnership with Jinja District local Government, the community, and with funds from Terre des Hommes Netherlands constructed a 2 classroom block, a 4 teacher’s house, installation of children play equipment, refresher trainings of teachers and School management committees and other activities which benefited the community as a whole. The community member’s together with the pupils at both schools welcomed visitors and narrated to them on how NEMACY-Uganda has helped to improve the access to quality education in their presentation songs. The team from MIVA Switzerland got impressed to hear what the organization was doing to help communities. The pupils especially for the case of Mawoito P/s through their head teacher and chairperson school management committee donated a gift to MIVA Switzerland as a way of appreciating their support to NEMACY-Uganda. As if this was not enough, but because of time the visitors requested only to visit one more community though NEMACY-Uganda wanted them to visit more. What impressed the visiting team from MIVA Switzerland too, were the child mothers in Buwenge town Council whom NEMACY-Uganda trained in making reusable sanitary pads and marketing them. The team found child mothers busy with the sewing machines they hire for tailoring. They also narrated on how NEMACY-Uganda has helped them to reach at that level of acquiring skills with support from the Australian Government on the project called ”Integrated Response to a Conducive Health Environment (RICHE)”. The child mothers were using the skills acquired to support themselves and their children. They thanked MIVA Switzerland for supporting NEMACY-Uganda with the means of transport which was making the organization to reach and follow up with them at any time.