Tuesday, 26 December 2017 02:44

Welcome to Malku Institute of Technology Uganda Campus

Welcome to Malku Institute of Technology Uganda Campus!

 

Our involvement with South Sudan began over eight years ago, before there was a country called South Sudan. We first visited southern Sudan in January of 2009. We commissioned a study by the Gulu University School of Agriculture to determine what it would take to bring food security to Kajo Keji. That study was completed in July 2009.

 

Since that time, we have visited Kajo Keji several times taking medical relief and conducting workshops to deal with trauma. Many of the people we visited in Kajo Keji are now in resettlement camps in northern Uganda. They tell of the harrowing human rights abuses that caused them to leave their homes and move to Uganda.

 

These include killings, rape, and torture. Many of them saw their loved ones killed. We are planning a two-week Trauma workshop for the refugee settlements in northern Uganda for the Spring of 2018. We will be taking a team of psychologists to train the trainers to use psychodrama to address issues of trauma. This program has been fully funded.

 

The UNHCR Funding Update on the South Sudan Situation reports that 883.5 Million Dollars was required for 2017 and as of October 2, 2017, it has only been 31% funded. This has had a direct and devastating impact on the lives of the refugees. In May the Government of Uganda and the World Food Program were forced to cut food rations to South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda by 50% due to a severe funding shortage.

 

The need is urgent. Uganda currently hosts over 1.3 million refugees. One million of them from South Sudan.

 

WHAT WILL MALKU DO IN UGANDA?

The refugees that arrive in Uganda are given small plots of land on which to build houses and cultivate crops. They are allowed to work and to move freely within the country. Many of the refugees from South Sudan grew up in a refugee camp where they depended on the World Food Program for food.

 

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011 after decades of war. In December of 2013, the country descended into conflict. Most of them have never had an opportunity to learn proper farming techniques.

 

Malku will teach the refugees how to grow crops and raise animals to feed themselves and to sell to others. We partner with local institutions to provide training in the local languages.

 

Malku is now developing the 100-acre site we acquired in Kijuya, Mubende, Uganda.

 

We are establishing a Foundations for Farming Center of Excellence and a campus for the institute.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

 

Construction Costs:

  • The community training facility $30,000
  • Dormitory to house 100 men – $55,000
  • Dormitory to house 100 women – $55,000
  • Men’s bathrooms – $10,000
  • Women’s bathrooms – $10,000
  • Classroom block – $40,000
  • Kitchen and Dining area – $20,000
  • Staff quarters – $40,000


TOTAL NEEDED FOR THE BUILDINGS $260,000


Training of 4 groups of 200 people in each group for 2018 - 800 farmers x $300 each = $240,000

The farmers receive a two-week intensive training at the Malku campus and then return to their farms where they are visited every month for one year to ensure that they are putting the techniques they have been taught into practice.

 

TOTAL NEEDED FOR THE TRAINING $240,000

 

WE URGENTLY NEED TO RAISE $500,000

 

This facility will be used to train refugees from South Sudan who are currently in refugee settlements in Uganda and to train the young people living in Mubende District.

 

Sponsor a building and it will be named after you.

 

You can give online here or send check or money order.

  • Written To: MALKU Institute
  • Memo: Uganda Project
  • Address: 6491 Sunset Strip STE 3  Sunrise, FL 33313
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