Letter from the Chair, Board of Directors
On behalf of the Board of Directors of TLC Global Missions Uganda (TLCGM), I wish provide a status update of the Community Centre Project at Kajumiro village, Gomba District (Uganda). TLCGM is a non-governmental organization registered under the NGO Registration Act (cap.113) of the Republic of Uganda as Reg.No.6534 on 13-April-2007.
In collaboration with our local and international partners, we have built a maternity centre (80% complete) as part of the planned 8,000 sq.ft. health facility. We already have a clear title to 2 acres of land. Our end game (by 2025) is to have a 10-acre complex including a functional Regional Referral Hospital, Quality Distance Learning Centre and a low powered FM Radio station. The proposed community hall will also serve as a multi-faceted facility accessible to the community for meetings, sensitizations, youth events and the like. It will also serve as a training centre for medical workers; with women and youth empowerment through extended life skills development.
Since we plan to be open for health services in Quarter 4 2015, we have need of both funding and equipment to make the facility functional. Since Gomba District is facing three challenges of limited staff, limited funding and staff attrition, we are piloting the concept of a Medical Cooperative where we can promote local ownership, volunteership, medical and non-medical human resource pooling. As Government liberalizes the Insurance Sector, micro-health insurance is becoming a viable strategy. The Cooperative intends to offer affordable basic health insurance to low-income rural communities. The service will be enriched with medical teams from the local and international environments.
Our current investment totals USD65,000 in cash on top of the technical support from the local volunteers team (approx. USD150,000) and an acre of land donated by the community. Our urgent needs are:
- USD50,000 – to prepare the health facility for start of work;
- USD100,000 – Year 1 Operating expenses including Wages and Salaries;
- Workable equipment and furniture
We look forward to working with you to bring these serves to the rural community.
Director, TLC Global Missions - Uganda
Letter of Support from CAO – Gomba District.
I hereby present to you TLC Global Missions Uganda (TLCGM), a non-governmental organization registered under the NGO Registration Act (cap.113) of the Republic of Uganda as Reg.No.6534 on 13-April-2007.
It’s my pleasure to inform you that TLCGM has worked with its partners to establish an 8,000 sq.ft. Community Centre in Kajumiro village, Gomba District that comprises 4 Phases with three deliverables (health centre, distance learning centre, low powered FM radio station):
Phase 1. Construction (80% completed): Maternity Centre. It comprises 13 rooms, seats on 2 acres of land (negotiating for adjacent 10 acres), has a 3500 sq.ft. footprint; and is located about 50 km from the nearest hospital. Yet to be built are in-patient facilities, Operating theatre, staff quarters and community hall.
Phase 2. Equipping: The facility will require medical (including ambulances), ICT and radio equipment for awareness creation and community sensitization on emerging issues in life skills, health, ethics, etc.
Phase 3. Staffing: Through their medical cooperative, TLCGM has made arrangements with Canadian and Korean Medical Teams for knowledge exchange for CME (continuous medical education); with live medical consultations for local doctors. They presently have commitments for visiting international medical teams as early as 2016.
Phase 4. Sustainability: This will involve promoting and showcasing income generating initiatives for both local and export markets; with special emphasis on youth and women. This will empower them to demand for and even pay for better community services.
As per the Gomba District Local Government Budget Framework Paper (2015/2016), the three biggest challenges faced by the Health department in improving local Government services are: Limited staff, Limited funding, and Staff attrition. As Government, we will accord TLC Global Missions all the support they need as stakeholders in the areas of community development, service delivery, health, and education as required.
Yours in Service,
CAO, Chief Administrative Officer
Gomba District, The Republic of Uganda
The Contribution Matrix for the Partners (2011-2015)
Cost Centre/ Revenue Stream
Roadside land with access road
Technical team (2 pple)
Monitoring & Support
Internally Mobilised Resources:
GRAND TOTAL: (USD Exchange Rate: 2,500.00)
Strategic Direction 2015-2019
Phase 1.1 Maternity Centre: community centre established & functional
Medical Equipment, Engineering works, Furniture & Fittings, Drugs, Wages & Salaries, Utilities, Consummables
Operating theatre, Community hall, & Guest house
Phase 2. Distance Learning Centre
Computer equipment, Internet infrastructure, Wages and Salaries, Subscriptions, Utilities
Phase 3. Low powered FM Radio Station
Infrastructure, Studio, Legal, License & Regulation, Utilities, Wages & Salaries
Visual Impression of the Community Centre
The artistic impression of the maternity centre (in 2008).
Proposed staff quarters: doctors and nurses. | Plan of toilets
Plan of the facility
Front view of facility as of October 2013. | Side view of facility
Back view of facility as of October 2013 | Installing Mahogany front door.
Above: Dec 2013 Below: March 2015; with the gutters and glass installed; with stonework at the back