Mvule Community Development - Buyange

Visit by Chris Bulolo on 2021-03-17

Report ID
Created by
Chris Bulolo
Created date
2021-03-18 12:26:37 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-04-06 09:57:49 UTC
Trip Time
10:25-06:31 (-4 h 6 m)
Village Time
12:18-02:43 (-10 h 25 m)
Travel Time
5 h 41 m

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Chris Bulolo 
Government Attendees
LC1,LC3,Parish Councillor 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Mvule Community Development 
Lesson Taught
how to plant 
Chris went buyange village to continue with the lesson of how to plant trees, he first visited 8 of the members in the community at their homes before he could join the rest of the members in the meeting. Chris found out that visiting the members in their homes gives him a chance to talk about how to plant and the importance of planting trees as a family and how they benefit the family members, a case in point is of mr kirya Sam, who has a lot of trees at his home , he said he has become a role model in the community because he was able to reserve a number of trees at his home however he welcomed Chris at his home and pledged to partner with him in making sure they sensitize the community about planting trees. Meanwhile during the meeting, the LC3 of the sub county Mr Mubarak thanked Kibo for helping him teach his people about afforestation however he requested for more types of trees other than just mvule and musizi , he said people of buyange have big chunks of land and are willing to plant more trees, Chris promised to take the report to the mvule community development program manager meanwhile as present at the meeting was the LC1 chairMr Ahmed who said Kibo group is the only organization that puts emphasis on building a strong relationship with the community members, he said Kibo has invested a lot in creating a sustainable relationship which is not the case with other organizations however Chris stated that every organization has its own policy of implementing its program and for Kibo group , building a strong relationship is one of them, after reviewing the previous lessons Chris encouraged the community members to get ready for digging holes which will be the next lesson when Chris visits. 
Next Visit
2021-04-07 - Purpose: To review the previous lessons for the new members who have just joined as we conclude the lesson on how to plant trees and introduce a new lesson for digging the holes for the trees and putting manure in them too.
Program Success
The homestead visit approach is doing very well, community members are happy seeing Chris visit their homes.
Program Critical Needs
To start preparing for tree seedlings.
Program Ownership
Members are bringing new other members some from the neighboring villages to join them.
Other Program Observations
The members who never had a chance to get stoves are requesting for one more lesson on safe kitchen stoves however Chris advised them to learn from members who already know how to build them.
Program Expected Of Village
Chris encouraged the members to go back home and engage as house hold members and agree were they plan to plant the trees Kibo is about to give them.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
The staff is expected to phone call the community mobilizers to reach every member and encourage them to get ready for the meeting .

Report Photos

17595 Buyange/kamwenge village, Chris(standing) engaged with the community members about how and were to plant the trees. Members acknowledged the fact that climate change is due to rampant cutting of trees that is why they were excited about the lesson of how to plant the trees.
17598 This is a home of mr kirya Sam, one of the members who has been attending the mvule lessons on trees. Chris has been visiting household members to talk with them the need to plant trees and this approach is really working well.
17601 This is Nawaibete village , after buyange village Chris goes to nawaibete because it is on the same route, in the photo above Chris is seen encouraging members to unite and start planning for their children as well. The visit was about encouraging the members of Nawaibete to participate in meetings whenever Kibo calls for them.
17604 Nawaibete village, Chris was there to encourage them start encouraging each other to participate in developmental programs as a way of preparing for their children.