KIDA NEWS December, 2010

KIDA GETS READY FOR INSPECTION OF NEW HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

 

Pictured below is a November 2010 photo of the General Wards building getting its final coat of paint.  In December, the Uganda Health Minister is scheduled to inspect the premises and hopefully approve its use for outpatient services, inpatient general medical care and maternity care next year, as funds become available for staff, equipment and supplies.  There is an urgent need in the rural areas of the Kabarole District for accessible health care, and the Friends of Ruwenzori are very excited about the possibility that KIDA may be allowed to serve the community's general health needs in the near future.

FRIENDS OF RUWENZORI RAISED $17,500 AT THE GREEN AND YELLOW FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER 2010

Many thanks to all volunteers and participants at what we believe was the best Green and Yellow Festival ever, held November 6th at the Piedmont Veteran's Hall.  We raised 19% of KIDA's yearly operation budget at this our major event of the year.  That money will help support KIDA's ongoing AIDS-relief and empowerment programs for the HIV-infected rural villagers of Kitojo and the surrounding area. 

Friends of Ruwenzori exists solely to support the AIDS and poverty fighting work of the Kitojo Integrated Development Association (KIDA) in rural Uganda.  To that worthy goal, we work hard all year to host an annual event called the Green and Yellow Festival in Piedmont, California.  

Green, yellow, and white are the colors painted on the KIDA clinic.  Green signifies freshness of life, yellow, optimism and white, wholeness.  They are the values that KIDA holds up in fulfilling their mission to "enable vulnerable individuals to take care of their own lives."