Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Education Local Expertise Center-Uganda ( ELECU), Lango Child and Community Development Federation ( LACCODEF), Uganda Joint Christian Council  (UJCC), TPO-Uganda and Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence ( RWECO) members of the Education consortium in Uganda hosted by ELECU have signed a pact to promote Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)  and the Edukans Star School Approach model in Uganda with financial support from the ICCO-Cooperation  from January-June 2015. The Education local expertise center that hosts the consortium signed the pact for six months and will be implemented in 36 Primary School from the four region of Uganda including: Central and Eastern Uganda, Rwenzori, Lango, Bunyoro. The project will cost Euros. 50,000/ where each member is allocated Euros. 10,000/

Ms. Connie (Center holding a pen) signing the pact, from left to right - Jimmy, Daniel, Marrion and Fr. John, witness the signing of the pact on 29th April, 2015 at ELECU, Kampala.

consortium members celebrating after the signing of the pact at ELECU office, Kampala
Compiled by

Marion  Nafuna                    (TPO Uganda)
 Jimmy  Odyek                     ( RWECO)
Daniel  Odongo                   (LACCODEF)
Fr. John  Byamukama        ( UJCC)
Connie   Alezuyo               ( ELECU)

Monday, 20 April 2015


     To ensure sustainability of the C4C program and a longer life of the ICT equipment in schools, it was found necessary to train and build capacity of ICT lab technicians so that they could carry out preventive maintenance and also do simple repairs in case the need arises. The training took place in March 2015 where lab technicians and selected champion teachers were equipped with the skill to maintain and do simple repairs on their ICT equipment. This training was organized in form of hands on where the participants had the opportunity to do practical work and understand how to maintain their equipment. They covered sessions on why maintenance is needed for their machines, how to maintain, what to maintain, how often to maintain and what is needed to do the maintenance. They had to develop maintenance schedules which would guide then on how often to carry out different activities that are entailed in maintenance. The facilitator also had to take them through a hands on practical on common technical problems that machines can get and how they can trouble shoot and deal with these problems.  Some of them had personal questions that related to their different schools and the facilitator also handled this session in plenary as he answered as they asked.
       A sample maintenance and trouble shooting chart
To sum up the training, different technicians tried out trouble shooting machines to solve different problems. They later thanked CfSU and RWECO for giving them the opportunity to better their skills and also build their capacity. They pledged to continue carrying out maintenance to keep the machines virus free and up to date with all the necessary software. Finally they each received their blower and simple maintenance kit to help them with carrying out maintenance and repairing some technical problems as the need arises.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


In the Holy Book we read, "Where there is a way there is a will" and ICCO Cooperation Partners from Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya ( Host) paid a visit to the Loita Maasia Community in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The host organisation was Ilikrin Loita Integral Development Program ( ILIDP) that has her roots in the Loita Maasia home land.

The visiting team was impressed by the work ILIDP had done by reaching the " UNREACHABLE" in their own words. Let us take the journey to the Loita Maasia

Ilkerin Boarding Primary School pupils share a light moment with the visiting team, L-R - Jimmy, Head teacher (in Coat) and Fr. John ( in T-Shirt) are taking off time to interact with the children.
Ilekrine Boarding Primary school is supported by ILIDP and is one of the best performing primary schools in Narok County, Kudos to ILIDP
Jimmy joined pupils in tree planting during the visit on 25th March, 2015

Different colors but one people, the visiting team is ushered in into the Maasai cultural dress as they prepared to hit to the community.
The visiting team don in a Maasai cultural attire

Light moments with the Loita Maasia community in Ilekrine. Children and the visiting team interact but remember the communication was almost with sign language and laughing as always when two people fail to community they often laugh!!!!

Blessed are those who take care of the young ones!!!!

The group was also ushered into the Maasia homestead and women and children jubilation on meeting with their other friends from East Africa and beyond
Maasai home stead

Now let us talk cattle keeping, but dont ask me if i own any cattle.. as part of the Maasai community, i was shown the crawl and possibly next time, i will be shown a cattle for keeps

Cattle crawl in Maasai land
 Now let us go wild life and tourism!!! Our team leader assured that, domestic animals and wild life live together in the Loita Maasai land!

A proud Maasai Giraffe

What we had read in books was what we saw after a hectic day in the community. Loita Maasai communities are proud of their cultural heritage and interaction with the nature. ILIDP has gone ahead to introduce eco-tourism and climate change mitigation measure as demonstrated on the farm field schools we visited.

EAST AFRICA is the home of the Rift Valley, Jimmy and Connie at the Eastern Side of the Rift Valley.

Time to get home and tell a story and lessons learned:

Go and become fishers of men!!!

The ICCO-Cooperation partners mooted an idea of continuing the cooperation even when ICCO Cooperation had indicated that the project had ended, it was yet the beginning of another journey to keep the achievements registered during the project period.

Asante sana

Jimmy B. Odyek