MAMA JANE CHILDREN CARE CENTER,
GABULA ROAD- PLOT No.22.
P.O. BOX 1185,
Tel: 077630819 / 043-121705.
Annual Report 2005
Dear Foster Parents, Well-wishers, Volunteers and Friends.
I greet you warmly and thank the Almighty God for enabling us to go through the year. We send our heart felt condolences
to all those who lost their dear ones!!! We are really grateful to all of you for your support in all ways.
The Staff has remained the same. However, 3 supportive staff were recruited, one in the kitchen, one in tailoring and one on
the children's supervisors. These persons have served the home diligently and we thank them for their good work and
The home has cared for 75 children of whom 68 are institutional while others are on family support. Secondly the
home has also helped both financially and materially many vulnerable children/persons totaling to almost 90 persons.
All children attend schools in their various categories. In this ending year, the following is the breakdown of their
Here, the word "THANK YOU" for sponsoring our children should be the measuring indicator of the civilized
community of appreciating ones contributions. At this ending year the home has the following candidates: -
Primary 7: - 3
Senior 4: - 4
Senior 6: - 3
University last year: 1
As you can note, each year there is always improvement in the education of our children. We pray for those who sat as
candidates to pass in flying colours to keep Mama Jane on the map as before.
The health of the children has been quite good. This was because of the food from WFP/ICR, Madhvani Group, and from our
garden. Children have had balanced diet. Secondly, mosquitoes have been controlled as a result of acquiring mosquito nets
not forgetting the general cleanliness of the area. Cases of illness have been taken to Jinja Municipal Council Clinic and
nearby clinics and Jinja Hospital.
Discipline of the children is a combined effort of the staff and committee members. Cases of indiscipline have been handled
by the Probation office, L.Cs and some committee members. Here I wish to report that 2 children were referred to other
institutions for indiscipline. And already their vacancies have already been replaced.
The home has continued to carry out her programs thus cleaning, letter writing, going to churches of worships,
interfaith prayer meeting, gardening, music/dance, visitation to other schools for social interaction e.g. Busoga
College-Mwiris, Jinja S.S.S. going for tours e.g. Entebbe, the Zoo.
Seminars geared to improve on the staffs child care have been held by WFP/ICR. As regards to the links, I am happy
to report that our international links are growing stronger. It's through the links that Mama Jane hosted the UN
Secretary through WFP/ICR, we have received volunteers from Europe - Holland, Germany, U.K, U.S.A.,
Government Officials, well-wishers, etc. It's through such visitors/ well-wishers that Mama Jane has survived and thus
making our children get sponsors. Because of these links the Matron has been offered a ticket to Europe for strong linking
and better coordination. The home is grateful to all those who are working for Mama Jane's family: - Rotary, International
Women's Club, Interact Club of Mwiri, Calvary Chapel, Y's Men Club - Jinja, Kerala Shamajam, Mr Ryan, Madhvani
Group of Company, Indian Groups, Miriam and Irene, Fr. Kees, Fr. Picavet, Sylvia Pinkney all the volunteers and L.C. of
the area where the home is situated.
The following have been the projects: tailoring, poultry, house renting, gardening, crafts have been maintained. The home is
now gearing to improve on these projects for self-sustainability. I am happy to inform you that because of the links by the
Matron the home has achieved the following: Constructed a poultry shed to occupy 1000 birds both layers + broilers at
Mpumudde. A generator was purchased as electricity has been on and off in most times. An improved firewood saving stove
was installed with 2 sauce pans as a donation from WFP/ICR. Home assets have been purchased (clothes, plates, chairs,
mattresses, blankets, sheets, store well furnished), nursery materials have been acquired and money has been received from
Issy Quinn for the construction of the Nursery School within Mama Jane premise on Gabula Road. An NGO forum has
been formed for Mama Jane in Netherlands and too a website has been got on the internet. If you go to www.google.com,
fill in 'Mama Jane Children Care Centre Jinja Uganda'. Great acknowledgement and appreciation is hereby conveyed to all
those who assisted in die achievements of the afore mentioned items.
Funds: Expenditures rise as per the increase of the children. Always cases of needy children are being brought to the home
yet the basic needs for child survival and development are very meager. Education, feeding, medical etc are yet another
challenge. Staff members have been increased as to the numbers of children. Employment for our children both the
graduates and grown up is yet another challenge and as a result they out grow the institution and too, resettlement packages
are not available for most often these children and they end up coming back to the homes for assistance.
Acquiring a Guest House. The last year's plan to acquire a Guest House for the creation of jobs to the residential and grown
up children and as an income generating project still stands. The house which had been sited for the same was taken because
we hadn't raised the said money. Another house has been located. It costs Ushs: 100,900,0007-including its renovations. So
far the home has managed to collect Ushs 25,000,0007= (Twenty Five Million). "The home appeals to all friends and well-
wishers to come in for this noble project. The Matron has already written Project Proposals to the NGO forum in
Netherlands from which they will be circulated to all. In the coming years the home plans to transfer the poultry project to
Mpumudde and the house will then be used for the construction of the Nursery School. We encourage the civil society to
bring in more children in this modernized nursery school. The home also plans to improve on the already started projects to
enable the Management have less burden and too, to make the children have life skills. The home also plans to increase her
activities on family support for Institutional Care should only be the last resort. The home plans to lobby for more
sponsors/donors and if possible acquire permanent sponsors.
Once again, on behalf of the Management of Mama Jane and the entire Community, I thank all of you foster parents,
friends, volunteers, sponsors, well-wishers, Government Officials, fellow NGO's, WFP/ICR, Y's men Club, Madhvani
Group, IWO, Kerala Shamajam., LC's of the area, Police, staff members and not forgetting the children for all the material
and financial, spiritual and moral support, love and parental advise and above all cooperation which you have give to Mama
May the Almighty God bless you abundantly as you look forward for the New Year prosperity.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006.
Matron of Mama Jane Children Care Centre