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Pupils work on computers at Ruhiira Twimukye Primary school.

Ruhiira has 20 government schools serving more than 11,000 children. After extensive construction in 2007, the MVP Ruhiira team has focused on completing upgrades at schools and continuing the school meals program, which serves twice-daily meals to all 11,000 children.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:17

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The small shop of Gimeyi Atworekire, Kabuyanda.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:34

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Pupils work on computers at Ruhiira Twimukye Primary school.

Ruhiira has 20 government schools serving more than 11,000 children. After extensive construction in 2007, the MVP Ruhiira team has focused on completing upgrades at schools and continuing the school meals program, which serves twice-daily meals to all 11,000 children.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:07

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Two children laugh while sitting in front of some Matoke (green bananas), tomatoes and mature bananas being sold for a small income, Ruhiira Twimukye.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:02

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The Computer Room

The Computer Room

My big concern before i came out is that the schools primary need would be for physical installation and computer maintenance – skills those who know me know i possess extremely little of. Various queries to Emma were met with reassuring, yet decidedly non-definite, assurances that this would not be the case.

Yet on my first day i was met with the site of around 20 10+ yr old base units smothered in dust and in various states of decay and disassembly; some 2 dozen monitors in a similar state and a plethora of discs, CDs, cables and peripherals scattered in boxes, on the floor and piled on tables. Rats had done considerable damage to the cables and insides of many of the base units and i had not one actual functioning PC!

This pic shows the state of things after a good week of cleaning and auditing.

Now things are much improved – i have a decent P3 with 40Gb hard drive as a master ‘puta, 2 Dell P3 laptops and a motley yet fully-functioning collection of 8 working mid 1990’s Pentium 1’s (or less!), with between 16 – 64 MB memory and sub 2Gb hard-drives all running Windows 98 and Office 2000. each has a working floppy and CD drive (from quad speed to the lightening quick 8x *LAUGH**) with various bits culled from the dozen or so fatalities that are now good only as footstools (or the last refuge of the wretched Ratticus Cableus Chewitus)

All have full virus protection – the laptops and the P3 master ‘puta were riddled with serious worms & viruses that almost derailed the entire project by infecting my essential and precious flash drives

I’m damn proud of what’s been achieved so far and the best is yet to come…..

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Street scene in Kabuyanda, the site of the Ruhiira Millennium Village. The Ruhiira cluster is situated in the Isingiro District of southwestern Uganda. The region is characterized as a highland region with elevations ranging between 1350m and 1850m above sea level. Road are extremely poor or non-existent, making travel between the villages and commercial centers, such as Mbarara, very difficult. As a result, connecting villagers to schools, clinics, markets, electricity, communications and local government is a significant challenge.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:21:58

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Urbanization of Africa becomes a key point in World Economic Forum on Africa 2012

Urbanization of Africa becomes a key point in World Economic Forum on Africa 2012

World Economic Forum on Africa 2012 has been ended on May 11th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to the report of Muhammad Ali Pate, Minister of State for Health of Nigeria, urbanization of Africa will become a major issue because of the tremendous pressure cities face with respect to population growth.

According to a new French analysis of demographic trends, there is only one city of Africa that had 1 million residents in 1960, now, there are 40, and the rural exodus is continuing at such a pace that already strained cities are struggling to provide services, like health care, and infrastructure, like sewage treatment, enough to support the population growth.

Urbanization is a global problem, especially for Africa, with several complicated issues which is essential for further economic growth. From planning a city to caring for its inhabitants; the urban environment holds challenges and potential for economic and social positive change.

“There exists urgent need of improving the living condition and healthy, and rebuild of infrastructure is a main guarantee for this.”Zhong Jianhua, China’s special representative for African Affairs said to reporters, “China will always be a main partner of Africa, and we are planning to sign contracts about the infrastructure of Sub-Saharan Africa, which is headed for a ‘population emergency’”.

As for the cooperate companies, China government has strict demand on these , high technology, environment-protecting and working safety are the main conditions, and DSMAC ,China leading construction manufacture, has be chose as the first one for its record of zero incidents, high working efficiency and no harm for the environment.

Urban growth is a continuing problem that will affect Africa cities without proper city planning, so the construction cooperation should be paid attention, if Africa can solve the issue effectively, the economic will run at an amazing speed

“I feel very grateful for China government offering assistant projects, like the low financing or concessional loans for infrastructure projects, large economic investments, etc. Thus offer great help to the local economic development. In the future, more trade activities will be host between us and mutual development is always our goal. ”said Blade Nzimande.

Fats showed that Chinese investment can not only promoted Africa’s economic development and transformation, but also to promote social harmony and political stability.

“According to the SAIIA, China in Africa research project investigator, China has been regarded as the third largest trading partner Of Africa, after the European Union and the United States, however, it will becoming a top trading partner to Africa soon.” Lu Hong Bo, a senior engineer of DSMAC Group, vice-president of China Gravel Association and China Foundry Association said.

By 2011, Chinese investment in Africa reached 92.8 billion yuan (US$ 14.7 billion), covering mainly finance, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and construction, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Nearly 70% of PRC infrastructure financing on the continent reportedly is concentrated in Angola, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Sudan, etc.

Zhong Jianhua, China’s special representative for African Affairs, said: “As Africa has made its effective way of developing, China will add its investment on the infrastructure of Africa and more projects will be seen on Africa land. At the meantime, government also set SMEspecial loan in Africa, many famous domestic infrastructure related companies will be listed on the plan, like Sweett, DSMAC, China Construction First Building(Group) corporation limited, Liming, etc.”

Africa is still on the way of developing, especially of its infrastructure, and there is no doubt that the world economy, a growth point in Africa, should do to prepare forAfrica’s economic development soar.
 

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The maternity ward, Kabuyanda.

Ruhiira has six health facilities, all of which have received significant upgrades and new additions by the MVP. The MVP has also completed the largest health facility at Kabuyanda with an operating theater where cesarean sections can be performed. Health facilities in Ruhiira are staffed with more than 50 trained health staff. In an effort to improve maternal and child health, the Ruhiira team introduced a midwife program that increases the number of women delivering under supervised care at the clinics as well as increasing the number of women delivering under midwife care at home.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:21:48

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Pupils work on computers at Ruhiira Twimukye Primary school.

The Millennium Villages in the Ruhiira cluster are spread over several hundred square kilometers with extremely poor or non-existent roads, making travel between the villages and commercial centers, such as Mbarara, very difficult. As a result, connecting villagers to schools, clinics, markets, electricity, communications and local government is a significant challenge.

Posted by tfgsummit on 2010-08-30 11:22:12

Tagged: , Benedicte Kurzen , VII , Africa , Uganda , Ruhiira , Rural area , village , banana plantation , banana , agriculture , dirt road , dirt , dust , walk , isolation , Millenium Village , children , school , pupils , computers , hospital , clinic , local , antenna , portraits , mobile phones , cell phones , phones , market , mothers , pregnancy , care , health , communication , laugh , women , men , UGA