Mvule Community Development - Budumba

Visit by Chris Bulolo on 2021-02-26

Report ID
Created by
Chris Bulolo
Created date
2021-03-01 09:34:38 UTC
Modified by
Chris Bulolo
Modified date
2021-03-02 11:20:40 UTC
Trip Time
10:03-05:49 (-5 h 46 m)
Village Time
12:08-03:41 (-9 h 33 m)
Travel Time
4 h 13 m

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Alex Bamulumbye,Chris Bulolo 
Government Attendees
LC1,Parish Councillor 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Mvule Community Development 
Lesson Taught
constitution writing 
Chris and Alex b went to budumba village to lead the discussion as the group members are writing their constitution, one may ask why it has to take this long to write a constitution and why Kibo staff have to make a number of trips guiding the community members to prepare their constitution, for starters a constitution is a legal document that enables the community group to register with the government therefore it requires that every member’s opinions in regard to different articles are heard and put into consideration therefore that is the reason a number of trips have to be done however this time around the chairperson of the group had organized committee leaders for a meeting so he invited Chris and Alex to join them because this was concerning the constitution. The chairperson Mr Otim visited the the homes members homes so he came back with a report from the group members which he wanted Alex b ,Chris and the rest of the committee leaders to discuss . The chairperson said the members were so concerned about the constitution , they wanted the committee leaders to come up with a way of safeguarding their finances and dealing with the issue of members not coming to the meeting , the committee members can up with suggestions which included choosing a trusted member who will be the treasurer of the group, members saving every day of meeting , checking on members at their homes to see how they live with their families . The chairperson promised to continue engaging the group members in their home to strengthen their relationship, after the meeting Chris and Alex b went on to meet one of the members , his name is Christian,15 years old in form three and a son to the chairperson of the group. Christian picked the idea of planting trees the day the the mvule program was introduced in his community, he received one mvule tree and four musizi tree seedlings respectively, he attended to different lessons about caring for trees and was able to save three musizi on one mvule trees which are growing well. He said for that reason he joined the environment club at his school to be able to sensitize to his friends at school about tree planting. His only wish is to see both his school and home so green . Chris and Alex b were so encouraged by how determined this young boy was however they called upon the rest of the child rest his home to emulate Christian and be good ambassadors of tree planting. Alex and Chris will visit budumba next week on Friday 5/03/2021 to continue with discussion about constitution writing and meet a number of house holds to check on the progress of each member’s home. 
Next Visit
2021-03-12 - Purpose: To continue with discussion about constitution writing and meet a number of house holds
Program Success
Yes, the house hold approach is working pretty well , the relationship between Kibo and community is doing good, the children have asked to be involved too.
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
The group leaders decided start saving some money every time they meet,they believe this will motivate them to always attend the meeting.
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
To discuss how the6 will be saving their money, this involves how much, terms and conditions of borrowing and electing the treasurer.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To prepare a sample of the constitution to guide the community as they plan to write their constitution and also phone call the community group leaders to mobilize for the next meeting.

Report Photos

16971 Budumba village, Chris and Alex b lead the community leader in the discussion about the constitution , the leaders requested to meet with Alex and Chris first before they could meet the community members.
16974 Budumba, in the photo above Chris through household visit approach checked on the tree this young boy called Christian planted. He is in form 3 and is also a member of environment club at his school, he is thankful to Kibo for teaching him why he has to plant trees.