IDI Launches ICYD Project in Masindi

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

By Brian Atuhura
Infectious Diseases Institute(IDI) in partnership with Bantwana Organisation have today launched a 5-year project called Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) project in Masindi District.
Speaking during the launch of project at the District Council Chambers,the Senior Assistant CAO Fred Kisembo who represented the CAO embraced the new project in Masindi and requested the implementors to stick to the objectives and the core mandate of ICYD project.
He However,pledged support to this new project as the District techncrats.
Speaking at the same event, the Country Director for world education Bantwana organisation Susan Kajura revealed that,this project will under Orphans and Vulnarable Child (OVC) component,the project will support Younh People Living With HIV/AIDS ,through providing them with medication and food items.
The Senior Technical Advisor in education from Bantwana Organisation Derrick Nkakata disclosed that,this project will benifit 50 Districts country wide,Masindi Inclusive.
Nkakata says,under the Education component,the project will support Early Child Education of lower government aided primary schools in the district in reading and writing skills especially leasing Runyoro along side
English.
He also asked the parents to welcome the project so that the learners can benefit highly and lay a firm foundation for their success in Education.
The 5-year project which has commenced its expected to close its activities in 2025.
Meanwhile the District Planner Godfrey Magezi,challenged the implementation of the new project to always show there work plans,reports and clearly spell out their activities saying that he has faced contraverses with some NGOs who fail to share with his office their work plans.
In his closing remarks,the Secretary for Finance Salama Kugonza who represented the District Chairperson,expressed gratitude upon this new initiative aimed at helping the young people.
She said as District learders,they will fully support this project such that it can achieve its objectives especially in helping vulnerable children and those Living With HIV/AIDS.