MIBSIP stands for Makulubita Integrated Basic School Improvement Project. MIBSIPwas developed under MCOBAP as part of the strategic plan to improve the lives of the marginalised people in Makulubita, Luweero District in Uganda.
Makulubita is one of the 13 sub-counties of Luweero District with over 26000 people(stand: 2002 census). Makulubita with its 52 villages is a victim of civil wars that took place in Uganda between 1081 - 1986. As a result, schools were closed down, thus children during this time did not get the basic education, making their futures futile. Even after the war, the education system has taken so long to boost up, leading to very poor performance of the kids, hence unable to continue to higher institutions of learning. Reasons were:
The direct Target group of this Project are the children and youths of these villages. These form over 50% of the total population of this area. It is but possible, that this school Project may influence many children and youths in the whole of Luweero district, which is about 500,000 People.
From the beginning - in the planning as well as in the implementation phase, it has been very crucial to always involve the Beneficiaries. This guarrantees Sustainability!
Integrated Mobile Environmental Awareness Network (IMEAP)
Integrated Mobile Environmental Awareness Network (IMEAP) is a CLEAN-AFRICA Environmental Initiative tailored for sub-Saharan African Countries. In order to reduce the ignorance, help change the negative attitude and wrong perception, IMEAP seeks to create environmental awareness especially among school kids and the youth of the selected school communities in the targeted Countries. Currently, IMEAP Uganda is completed and IMEAP-Ghana is getting finished,whilst IMEAP-Nigeria and IMEAP-Zambia are at the initiation stage. IMEAP seeks to Raising Environmental Awareness through CLEAN-Environmental Clubs (CLEAN-Clubs) in selected communities of Sub Saharan Africa to positively influence the behavior and perceptions of the youth towards the environment
The Mobile Environmental Project which has the formation of the CLEAN-clubs as part subsequently has a primary aim in the selected communities;
To raise youth awareness on environmental issues
To sensitize students, the youth and the general public about the need to make hygiene a priority in their households and surroundings
To motivate, encourage and challenge students and the youth to provide support for environmental protection.
To positively influence their behaviour and perception toward the environment
To bring cleanliness, beautification and sanity into educational institutions and communities through clean-up, tree planting and other landscaping exercises.
The primary target group consists of Ugandan school pupils and students and the youth in general (between the ages of 8-17). That is;
Main Activity Includes;
Organisation of Training Workshops for Youth Leaders and Trainers
Conducting massive Environmental Awareness Campaign in the 16 Selected School Communities (SSC). This would lead to the planting of 32,000 (4,000 trees/district) Seedlings in the 16 SSC by the CLEAN-Clubs and the Youth in the Local communities to help fight of desertification, soil erosion and climate change
Formation of 16 Environmental Clubs in the 16 Schools
Preparation and launching of Interactive Multimedia for Communication on Environmental and Personal Hygiene which will eventually culminate in the distribution of 2000 CDs and Kids-friendly brochure
The main topics of the awareness campaign comprise;
1. Malaria Facts & Tips
2. Our Climate is changing
3. Waste Management and Sewage Disposal
4. Personal Hygiene,
5. Energy & Biodiversity Conservation,
6. Preservation of Forest Resources,
7. Use & Re-Use of Environmental Friendly Products
Some CLEAN-AFRICA training activities
MACOBAP (Makulubita Community Based Poverty Alleviation Project)
The success of the Millennium Development Goal shall require sustained action across the entire decade; it shall take time to train the teachers, nurses and engineers; to build the roads, schools and hospitals; to grow the small and large businesses able to create the jobs and income needed. So we must start now. And we must more than double global development assistance over the next few years. Nothing less will help to achieve the Goals.
* This was one of the remarks made by the United Nations Secretary General about the realization of the Millennium Development Goal
MACOBAP is one of the community based projects which aims at contributing to the realization of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and the Uganda National Development Plan (UNDP). This is done by improving the condition of living of the marginalised residents of Makulubita Sub County in Luwero district by empowering these people in the sub county to effectively engage in viable and sustainable development initiatives. Specifically the project aims at promoting access to clean and safe water, access to quality and affordable early childhood education to the children, access to quality and affordable medical services to the residents and empowering the residents to effectively engage in modern farming, micro enterprise development initiatives and combating HIV/AIDS pandemic by the end of project period.
It is expected that at least three Boreholes shall be drilled in the area, a good number of protected wells shall be dug and the community shall be empowered to effectively harvest the abundant rain-water as viable ways of alleviating water shortage and promoting access to clean and safe water.
The project shall also address the acute lack of access to quality early childhood education by constructing at least two nursery and two primary schools, training and facilitating teachers and providing school fees and scholastic material, which are extremely hard to get in the village.
It is envisaged that the project shall also provide the marginalised rural people in the village access to quality and affordable medical services by renovating the existing and constructing more health centers, providing medicines, medical equipments, training personnel and promoting volunteer program for medical experts from developed countries and also empowering the local people to invest in medical services. the project aims at empowering the poor rural community of Makulubita to effectively engage in viable sustainable agriculture, environmental protection and micro enterprises as fundamental ways of alleviating poverty in the lives of the poor rural people by providing for them improved seeds, appropriate technologies, access to market and linkage with strategic stakeholders.
Last but not least the project shall empower the community to combat HIV/AIDS scourge in their communities through; sensitization, training Community Based Counselors and Peer Educators, conducting Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT), training community members on Home - Based Care & Treatment, facilitating the infected community members to get medical treatment, care and support.
It has been projected that the project shall take a period of sixty months (five years)