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This message was shared to The New African Living Standard from CIOC Mission Statement of CIOC
) Charity is our Calling (CIOC) Humanitarian Initiative is a community-based charity in Uganda apparently covering many communities in Mityana district Uganda and legally registered as “CIOC HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE.CO.LTD”
Our purpose is to improve the physical and socio-economic well-being of people at the most basic level in order to stabilize their health and to enable them to establish viable existence.
We represent a new type of development effort in that we are working from the source of need to define our efforts and implementation.
We receive no contributions from government or private institutions at the moment. We promote self-reliance of our community members in order establish the most basic and stable framework for living: food, shelter, health and security, education, and employment access.
Our recipients are purposely involved in helping each other and thereby creating a permanent community development platform on which to improve their lives.
Note: We are ready to resolve into an organization.
2) Our core areas of focus is as outlined below;-
HIV/AIDS, the limitations of primary health care, and poor environmental conditions which result in degradation of basic health in the community are challenges in our community. The lack of basic shelter, lack of educational materials, and the problem of unprotected women and children prevent the establishment of a sustainable environment offering food security and safety, and the prevention of child abuse and exploitation of the many orphans within our community.
We are driven by the following objectives:-
HIV/Aids: Create awareness of the prevalence and transmission of the disease.
Counsel patients on treatment and the stigma of infection.
Shelter and Food: Provide funds for shelter and food for orphans, the Homeless, and needy and the abandoned elderly.
Community and Environmental Health: Provide primary health care to community residents. Organize sanitation collection and disposal and removal of environmental conditions which affect health conditions. Construct bore holes for clean drinking water and safe access to water.
Women’s Rights and Education: Create a movement of tech-savvy young women and girls by training and engaging them by offering face-to-face workshops and learning labs, and creating a development roadmap to track progress and readiness for the next milestone in their career path.
Participants to develop leadership skills through education, experience and exposure opportunities tailored to individuals’ career paths.
Child Security and basic education: Promote and observe the rights of vulnerable children and their security by offering shelter and supervision. Provide scholastic materials to the orphans.
Encourage the needy/orphans, boys/girls and young women aged 13-25 to choose business and technology careers for any possibility.
Subsistence Agriculture: To sensitize, educate and enable members generate income and make savings through farming and zero grazing.
Facilitate Employment: Provide basic skills, education, and information on available opportunities through sponsored projects or private employers.
Provide a platform for industry connections, resources, and opportunities.
Improve access to and control of technology for educated needy, especially in remote and marginalized areas.
3) To achieve our goals CIOC-Humanitarian, we continually seeking and develop cooperative inter-organizational relationships such as partnerships – i.e. collaborative alliances among businesses, individuals, humanitarians, volunteers, philanthropists and any non-governments organizations identified with similar driven objectives we have.
4) We value our people so we use our current team especially advisor on development, staffs like our coordination officer is on forefront, press officer and volunteers’ perspectives to communicate authentically about our driven goals/objects. They are our biggest advocates and can help ensure messaging is authentic and will resonate with the audience we want to reach.
Thus our position can attract the funding we need. Cash is king and without it we can’t effectively serve/attack all the mentioned threats.
5) Covid-19 has paralyzed every arrangement and those who were planning to collaborate with us withdrew since most of them joined the list of 2.7 billion globally, who are losing jobs due to pandemic.
Naturals factors like weather changes explain increased hunger among our people, poverty at the extreme due to covid-19, which is due Ugandan government passed guidelines of stay home, forced (Lock down/quarantine) health and lack of quality education are real issues, increase number of needy and orphans since HIV/AIDS, is still a serious health threat in Uganda.
As of this writing, there are 315 cases of Wuhan Coronavirus reported outside of China. By what can only be described as a miracle, none of those cases are in Africa. Yet Africa is not immune to the consequences of the disease. As is true of any disease, there are and will be significant economic fallout both from the disease itself and from the quarantine and containment procedures instituted inside China and internationally. For Africa, much of that fallout will be felt almost immediately.
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Police kill 12 citizens in an attempt to enforce COVID-19 curfews_ Andalou Agency reports that Kenya police have killed at least 12 people in an attempt to enforce a dawn to dusk curfew. Now, citizens wear any makeshift mask that they can muster to stave off the violence of the police.
Within the last two weeks, police became violent enforcers of COVID-19 lockdown. In this footage, by Telegraph UK, Kenyan authorities deployed tear gas. _ In Kiamaiko, a 13-year-old boy was likewise shot by the police. The officer was enforcing COVID-19 curfew:
Al Jazeera reported later that the police were to investigate the killing of the child:
France 24 also shared an interview with Kenya's president, who apologized for the "excessive" behavior of riot police: Kenya is a country under excessive duress due to COVID-19. Africa News shared this video showing Kenyans dashing madly for food relief, in a stampede, as the country lockdowns add further strain to a food supply already severely d…