Making Reusable Fabric Masks for Household income and Preventing Corona Virus
What is Project About? Ever since COVID-19 broke up in the world many countries began struggling with how to contain its spread and its effects on humans economically, socially, and physically. Uganda like any other country has been under lockdown since 18th March 2020 where no economical activities would be carried out, people enclosed indoors with little or no food and medical. other links about this project
PMYO before COVID-19 was already supporting 3 groups of young between age 11 to 26, each group with over 50 young people clustered in their homes but the gathering at the Youth Center that was started by PMYO and its partners the JUZ Idstein and People Help People One World Idstein Germany in 2012 and this support is economically, socially and physically.
However, after the COVID-19 outbreak and country lock down issues, every activity and support came to a standstill, and the only resources that were left to help the staff of PMYO and its beneficiaries cope with the lock down situations.
Now that we know COVID-19 is not going anywhere and the vaccine is not even close to us we have decided to live with the new normal that COVID-19 has brought which is, wear Masks, Keep Social Distancing, and Wash hands but that doesn’t bring food on the table for the kids and their families who are locked down with little or no food and income.
Therefore PMYO has created a sustainable project that can help the beneficiaries and our project survive and that is Sowing/Making Local Re-usable Masks for sale to the community and the nearby towns as well in order to earn a living and buy food for long term sustainability.
This project will help our beneficiaries engage in economic activity, skills acquisition, business and sales management which in the future will be of great help in their lives.
The Re-usable masks will be made from affordable cotton material as guided by an expert and each Mask will sale at 2000 Ugandan shillings about half a euro cheaper and affordable than the imported Masks which sell between 1 and 1.5 Euros per mask which an average Ugandan cannot afford since an average Ugandan currently survives on half a euro per day because of the economy.
This will help the families of many of our kids to buy food and meet their medical bills smoothly. https://www.givingway.com/project/babfee We look forward to the success of this project since the government of Uganda has imposed compulsory ware of Masks by all citizens until the Covid-19 vaccine comes into play justifying our reasons for this project.
Why is Project Important?
This project is inevitable judging at how bad our economy has been affected, businesses down, jobs lost and the existing businesses that are able to make money are the ones making essential products that can help stop the spread of Covid19.
And looking at the needs of PMYO and its beneficiaries every day, we need to create a sustainable project that will help the organization and its beneficiaries survive for a long time since the previous survival means that was making art and crafts is no longer viable until the situation gets back to its ground.
What are the Project Goals and Objectives?
- Help PMYO earn income that can support its beneficiaries in the long term
- Help kids acquire life vocational skills within the homes
- Create household income for the Youth center kids and their families
- Keep the Youth Center kids busy at homes to avoid getting into trouble with security and drug addiction
- Raise great hope in the Kids away from Covid-19 scares and other myths
- What is Project Strategy/ Listing of Project Activities?
- We need to buy 10 Sewing Machines
- We need to buy different locally made cotton Fabrics
- We need to buy Threads, scissors, tape measures
- We need to group the kids’ families into 5 family groups each getting 2 sowing machines and materials
- We need a Tailor to train around 5 mothers in families who will in turn train the remaining groups (Trainers of Trainees) on how to make professional masks
What are the Expected Results?
The 5 managed grouped families will be able to make at least a minimum of 10 standard masks per day which makes a total of 50 Masks per day selling at 2000 Ugx (Half a Euro) each
The sales will be managed by PMYO and distributed directly to the beneficiaries on a weekly basis.
What is the Budget Estimate for this project?
Item Quantity Rate Total
Sewing Machines 10 120 Euro 1200 Euros
Cotton materials 60 Meters 3 Euro /meter 180 Euro
Scissors 10 2.5 Euro 25 Euro
Threads 50 Pieces 1.1Euro 55 Euro
Training fee 2 50 Euros 100 Euro
Grand Total: 1560 Euros.
To support this project please follow this link: https://www.givingway.com/project/babfee
Project 2. Construction of Zziba Community Water Project for Schools and inhabitants
Zziba village is one of the villages in Kasanje town councils wakiso district Uganda with no access to clean and safe water for the community which has exposed people to access unprotected dirty stagnate water for home consumption. This has caused so many death in most children and women in this village.
The spread of COVID-19 has exposed a lot of challenges regarding water for hand washing in this community which has been paused a problem in combating the Spread of Covid-19.
Since 2013 Power Minds Youth Organization with support from its partners has raised funds to built clean and safe Spring water boxes for many communities in wakiso. And this time it’s a turn for this village.
I and you can help this community stop the spread of Covid-19 and improved access to Safe and Clean Water.
Use of Proceeds
All your donations will go to constructing a Water box, Protective Wall, Water filters, Water Pipes, and a protective fence from community and wild animals using the same water source.
with $8 you can buy 1 bag of cement to build a protected water source for a community, $50 can buy stones and aggregates to lay a foundation for the Water source, $45 can buy a truck of Sand to build the protected Water Source, $15 can buy 2 pipes to run the water from the ground.
3. Sports Programs for kids: Playing sport helps children learn to control their emotions and channel negative feelings in a positive way. It also helps children to develop patience and understand that it can take a lot of practice to improve both their physical skills and what they do in school.
Our sports program involves children from age 10 to 18 being developed into talented soccer prayers and the project will soon develop into a Soccer Academy.
4. Fischer Project for Children and the Elderly:
This project involves constructing a Shelter or house for over 30 orphaned children and 5 elderly persons in Kasanje village 35 kilo meters from the capital Kampala and providing necessities for the kids’ inclusive education and scholastic materials.
We also hope to create commercial agricultural activities or farming for this project in order to keep the supply of food for the children constant and sustainable income.
So far we are fundraising for the Construction of a 3 Roomed house and a Toilet with bathrooms. For any support to this project you can donate directly to our Bank Details:
Bank Account Names: POWER MINDS YOUTH ORGANIZATION
Account Number/IBAN: 01021110500289
BANK NAME: DFCU BANK (U) LTD
SWIFT CODE/BIC: DFCUUGKA
BANK ADDRESS: DFCU TOWERS, PLOT 26 KYADONDO ROAD, NAKASERO KAMPALA UGANDA.
5. Power minds youth hope for children’s education fund:
This project involves helping Vulnerable children in communities get a chance to attain quality education and facilities. We have over 50 Children between the age of 4 and 15 years single mothers or orphaned in communities that we support. We work with different community schools in order to enroll the kids back in school. We always carry out fundraising and also look for sponsors to take up some of these kids on request in long-term support in education and welfare. Read more here, http://www.facebook.com/powermindsyouth.hopeforchildrens.education.fund
We need Child education sponsorship to keep a child in school. This can be in school materials, schools termly fees, medical etc.