The Busesa Community has been impacted greatly by Library. From humble beginnings in a small house the library now provides:
The facility is equipped with enough books, and a few computers. Just like the clinic it is solar powered. Power from the national grid is unreliable and most of the children have no access to electricity in their homes. The library provides access for afterhours reading and other activities. Work at the library has progressed despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Private reading areas have now been created. Computer stations that will allow use for many students are now in place on both floors and the private reading rooms.
The upper floor is essentially finished save for installation of audiovisual equipment.
Hope children’s clinic was started to provide affordable comprehensive health care to the children of Busesa and surrounding areas. It is the first of it is kind in the area.
The clinic has been busy serving children from a wide area. We managed to survey our users. Satisfaction was excellent. Commonest complaint was lack of admission facilities. Unfortunately, the clinic cannot serve as a full-service hospital. We would like to expand the location to provide more lab services, dental and eye care when resources are available. Main obstacle is land for expansion.
We plan to expand our services to other areas in the Busoga region. We are scouting potential locations. We believe that our model of healthcare provision has the potential of transforming healthcare in the whole region.
Our mission is to eventually make sure that every child in the community has access to at least a well visit once a year free charge. We intend to go to those that cannot come to the clinic. Acute care services are provided at a flat fee (Medications included) with a free follow up visit for those that need to be rechecked.
The foundation has purchased brick making equipment. We plan to teach this skill to those interested in the area. Hopefully, this can be a source of income for some in the community.