COVID-19 APPEAL TO SUPPORT THE TOURIST GUIDES IN UGANDA

The COVID-19 pandemic, that has erased human lives globally, has not spared the tourism business. The tourist guides are among the front service providers that spend most of the time with tourists. Their lives depend entirely on the tourists who travel to different places, that include countries and continents.
Uganda Safari Guides association is the umbrella association in Uganda that brings together hundreds of the tourist guides in the country. These include, bird guides, cultural guides, women birders, tourist drivers, and site guides and young birders not forgetting the sites guides that work on ecotourism sites.
Bird Uganda Safaris has been at the fore front supporting guides training, and of recent, we added more efforts on training young women in various skills which include bird guiding and life skills.
The Quarantine measures that were imposed to flatten the curve of the spread of the pandemic, have put the guides in high risk of starvation, domestic violence in their homes, and their children failing to go to school in future.

While we are very much concerned about their lives during this pandemic, we are also aware that we cannot give everything that is required for each and everybody in their homes.. The Government has been supporting vulnerable people who work hand to mouth on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the tourist guides were not put into this category.
Every other day, more guides run out of food in their homes. So far, the members have been trying to raise some funds to support the most vulnerable. The first group has already been supported.
We are now appealing for support. Everything small is something added. We shall send you an email after receiving your support. We shall also update you with the list of the members that have been supported.
Our main priority is women birders whom we have been training in the last 4 years, and some of them have not yet been employed, and other have lost their employment.

For any further information or clarification regarding this support, please contact
Officer in charge of the appeal
COVID-19support@birduganda.com
Herbert Byaruhanga
+256777912938

List of beneficiaries | Date: May 12, 2020

1. Abia Atukwase
2. Adrine Nankunda
3. Alexandria Naziwa
4. Amos Monday
5. Bentique Owomugisha
6. Innocent Muhumuza
7. Joseph Kato
8. Judith Nyamihanda
9. Judith Owamazima
10. Kabahuma Vivien
11. Kansiime Patricia
12. Mark Bankunda
13. Mathew Twongyeirwe
14. Mildred Natuhumuza
15. Patricia Letiru
16. Proscovia Nanyombi
17. Richard Tayebwa
18. Robert Omoyo
19. Rukundo Davis
20. Micheal Ohghuchi
21. Lwere Shakul
22. Asiimwe Kenneth
23. Judith Mirembe
24. Kasasira Amos
25. Robert Amanya
26. Tumwesigye Elasmus
27. Magombe Ssulaiman
28. Rogers Muhwezi
29. Shindish Mugabe
30. Barnabss Gwanyi
31. Byaruhanga Moses
32. Heldy Ziketer
33. Zacheus Nangiro
34. Timothy Nadiope
35. Jim Eddison Musinguzi
36. Katende Samuel
37. Muhumuza Christopher
38. Baluku Exevia
39. Mohamed Kyarikunda
40. Jacob FUMBA
41. Thembo Michael Muhatikan
42. Peter Balukaake
43. Edrisa Kakembo
44. Ronesmith Sebunje
45. Ochiti Tonny
46. Adolf Tibeyarirwa
47. Mable Nabadda
48. Sebuuma Ivan
49. Jack Twerebere
50. Katungi Innocent
51. Adyeri Mugabi
52. Mutanda Mutyaba
53. Samuel Niwamanya
54. Atuheire Isaac
55. Hafashimana Kenneth
56. Elias Mwassa
57. Ntale Joseph
58. Nalugya Fatumah
59. Nabuka Paul
60. Darwin Paul
61. Ssemwogerere Joshua
62. Bagiire Peter
63. Ojakal Emmanuel
64. Siwa Yasin
65. Derrick Tumusiime
66. Ndoli Martin
67. Okello Wilfred
68. Fatmah Muhammed
69. Onesmus Kansiime
70. Maganda Saadi Miilo
71. Murungi Jovia
72. Ezra Mugisha
73. Baluku Rabson
74. Habiyaremye Jenan
75. Nyakato merceller
76. Ally Murshus
77. Kasasira Amos
78. Kamya Godfrey
79. Robert Omoyo
80. Kenneth Asiimwe
81. Kato Joshua
82. Adam Muwonge
83. Pius Muhamya
84. Atuhaire Andrew
85. Kato Joseph
86. Lwere Shakul

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Thank you
Herbert Byaruhanga
In charge of the COVID -19 SUPPORT

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