Project: Cows for Peace
Project Goal: Fund 17 more cows by year-end 2019, bringing the total of Pipeline-funded cows to 50
Purpose/Benefit: Rwandan genocide destroyed communities, broke trust and shattered relationships, leaving vulnerable people without a safety net. The process of reconciliation requires issues to be addressed holistically—poverty, malnutrition and family relationships cannot be separated. The Cows for Peace project uniquely touches on all these points as it unites different programs of CARSA. Designed as a three-step approach, this program starts with trauma healing and forgiveness workshops, and ends by providing an impoverished offender and survivor of genocide with the shared responsibility of owning a cow. After workshops and reinstating community, a cow is given to the survivor and the offender. It stays with the survivor’s family, but both share the responsibility of caring for it, bringing the offender’s family to visit regularly. The first calf that is born is given to the offender’s family in a communal ceremony as a sign of restored relationships. Because poverty is one of the biggest obstacles to reconciliation, these issues must be addressed together. Cows provide milk, manure for fertilizer and biomass, and (after reproduction) meat; thereby strengthening the beneficiaries’ incomes and giving reason for hope for the future. Cattle-breeding is a status symbol in the Rwandan society and restores the self-esteem of the beneficiaries. The goal of Cows for Peace is to enable all participants to experience a trustful cooperation between former opponents and improve their personal circumstances as well as those of society as a whole. This experience causes a sustainable difference in the attitude, mindset and behavior patterns of the participants and thereby fosters unity and rehabilitation in Rwandan society.
Project: Batwa Duplex
Project Goal: Complete two duplexes to house four Batwa Tribe families
Purpose/Benefit: CARSA sees a society where genocide survivors and their direct offenders are reconciled — where peace and unity flourish above all. This seemingly impossible reality is occurring through CARSA’s various initiatives that address the holistic needs of reconciliation and healing in post-genocide Rwanda. CARSA exists to reconnect genocide victims and their offenders, empower youth for sustainable peace-building, empower communities out of poverty, and disciple children as followers of Christ. These duplexes will house four families from the Batwa Tribe.
Partner: Arizona State University, Project CURE, Gensler, Medical Teams International
Project: Clinic Container Project
Project Goal: To design a clinic from a 40’ container that will support a refugee settlement in Northern Uganda.
Purpose/Benefit: Our goal is to provide support by supplying a 40’ shipping container with power, water, and a healthcare infrastructure integrated inside. This shipping container will be located outside of an existing health center facility to provide support through additional medical space, secure storage, and reliable power and water sterilization.
Project: Sport Court
Partner: Ocer Campion
Project Goal:To build a sport’s court at Ocer Campion that will be used to facilitate peace building and enhance their athletic program.
Ocer Campion Jesuit College (OCJC) is located in Northern Uganda, in Awich village, eight kilometers out of Gulu town. The school project was championed by the Jesuit Province of Eastern Africa in 2006 as a post –civil war recovery initiative for Northern Uganda. For over two decades, Northern Uganda was engulfed in the infamous Lord’s Resistance insurgency which left many families and the entire region in shambles. The school is one of the many recovery and rehabilitation projects that were established to help rebuild, resettle, give hope and restore human dignity to the many children and families who had been affected by the war.
In 2010, the school opened its doors to the first 35 students who joined a preparatory primary seven class. In addition to the primary seven class, the school now runs a lower level Secondary level section with a population of 617 students.
OCJC is a private boarding catholic Jesuit founded school and is run by the Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus. Ocer Campion is a mixed school offering quality education to both boys and girls from different religious affiliations.
Project: St. Thomas Aquinas College Teachers’ Quarters in Moyo, Uganda
Partner: St. Thomas Aquinas College
Project Goal: To design and build a prototype for a duplex that will house and attract quality educators to the school.
- The school and campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College will serve 800+ students, most of whom are orphaned or from disadvantaged families. St. Thomas Aquinas College will supplement a traditional curriculum with vocational training, peace & conflict resolution, and moral and spiritual formation.
- Thomas Aquinas College has a multipurpose hall, 2 classroom buildings, and has 2 dorms under construction. They expect to open in the Fall of 2019.
- The goal is to have at least one duplex that will house two teachers and their families by the time the school is ready to open.
- Each residence will have 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room.
- The building will be constructed using the brick making machine that Pipeline Worldwide purchased for them. It makes interlocking bricks and reduces the amount of cement needed by 30%. Cement is the most expensive material in the construction process in Uganda.
Project: Sustainable Food Program for Bless a Child Foundation in Kampala, Uganda
Partner: Bless A Child
Project Goal: To develop both a 5-year sustainable food plan and provide supplemental support during the implementation.
Bless a Child Foundation is a nongovernmental organization that provides care support services to children from the ages of 0-12 years suffering from cancer and related infections. Established in March 2007, Bless a Child Foundation was founded as a result of a realized need that pediatric cancer patients in Uganda had inadequate access to medical care and support.
Through its various care activities Bless a Child Foundation ensures that all pediatric cancer patients referred access the proper diagnosis and cancer treatment required. In addition, Bless a Child Foundation conducts additional activities to ensure that the pediatric patients under our
care continue to the extent possible to live normal lives including making certain that they receive educational services, games and entertainment while undergoing treatment. Bless a Child Foundation also provides for the psycho-socio support services to the parents/care givers of the children. The primary purpose of this service provision is to enable the parents/guardians to better cope with the complexities of treatment and care as well as understand their responsibilities.
Currently the Kampala home has 60 residents. Each resident received 3 meals, a snack, and afternoon tea each day. These provisions include both dry rations and fresh foods such as corn flour, beans, rice, ground nuts, millet flour, wheat flour, pasta, chicken, beef, fish, matooke, vegetables and fruits.
The house is also in the heart of the city with limited space. Innovative solutions and strategic partnerships will be necessary to the success of this project.
Partner: Friends of Naivasha, Rotary International, University of Utah, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Egerton University
Project: Improving Neonatal Mortality in Nakuru, Kenya Through Healthcare Education and Capacity Building
Project Goal: Provide simulation education and training to reduce neonatal mortality due to asphyxia.
Purpose/Benefit: Our team will focus on providing training to nurses who provide intervention to babies born in respiratory distress or who have difficulty breathing at birth. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is an International Simulation Program to teach Nurses and Health Professionals how to respond immediately in the first “Golden Minute” to resuscitate the asphyxiated baby for the most successful outcomes. The team of Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners from University of Nebraska Medical Center will be providing focused simulation education in Nakuru County Referral Hospital in Nakuru, Kenya where 1,300 babies are born each month. A team of Doctors and Nurses from Nakuru also will go to UNMC to work beside the Nebraska Team in the Simulation Center and observe the care given in the NICU to ensure confidence in the new skills in HBB and CPAP technology (a continuous positive pressure machine to assist babies to breathe in the newborn nursery). This education will address the importance of using both the nationally recognized HBB training at birth along with CPAP, for the babies who need additional respiratory support after birth until asphyxia is resolved. This is a unique group of interventions that build of one another. Many centers have used HBB but have not had the positive outcomes that using both HBB and CPAP can provide.
Nakuru Nurses will then assure that focused simulation education is ongoing by using Master Trainers to continue the training and practice simulation every six months to assure skills are retained after the intense training is finished. The labor and delivery nurses continue to practice simulation on a baby manikin in their department and constantly be confident in HBB skills while skilled nursery nurses teach new nurses how to use the CPAP by simulation practice on manikins first. We know these two interventions together provide us the best possible opportunity to achieve greater outcomes.
Featured Past Projects
Project: JOOUST Hydraulics Lab
Partner: ASU Engineers Without Borders
Project Goal: The hydraulics laboratory, when completed, will provide an educational resource in the areas of open channel flow and pipe network analysis to the students of JOOUST. To complete these objectives, the project team will construct a support system with a centralized water tank, an open channel flume, and a piping network to the specifications provided later in this document. We will also be including an accompanying Lab Manual for all experiments that can be conducted with this equipment and an Operations and Maintenance Manual that will allow for proper upkeep of the equipment for years to come.
Cost: $15,000 COMPLETED
Purpose/Benefit: The project in Bondo, Kenya aims to work with the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) to design and construct a hydraulics laboratory in the civil engineering department at the university. The hydraulics laboratory will include a variety of experiments that will teach students in the newly developed civil engineering program about different hydraulic concepts through a hands-on experience. During assessment and implementation trips in Bondo, by the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) team, the lack of lab space for the local engineering students was identified as problematic, as it precluded them from fixing some of their country’s problems themselves. It was determined that by implementing this educational tool, EWB will be supplementing the knowledge of local engineering students, who will then go on to use their skills to help solve infrastructure problems concerning water resources within their communities in Kenya.
Project: Jackie Fox Memorial Library
Partner: Sewing Hope Foundation
Project Goal: To complete and furnish a library for a preschool at St. Monica’s Vocational School Campus in Gulu, Uganda
Cost: $12,000 COMPLETED
Project Description: Co-founder, Jamie Nollette, helped raise funds to complete and furnish a library geared towards early education at Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s preschool. Jamie’s late mother visited the campus in Gulu, Uganda in November 2015 and as a former teacher, she was passionate about education and serving the poor.
Project: Cancer Treatment for 40 children for 4 months
Partner: Bless a Child Foundation
Project Goal: To supplement treatment for children with cancer during a drug shortage and lack of resources in Uganda
Cost: $10,000 COMPLETED
Purpose/Benefit: Over the year, a lot of progress has been made in treating cancer in Uganda but high mortality rates still prevail due to a number of challenges including lack of accommodation for admitted patients. Inadequately equipped health care facilities and the prevalent myth that child cancers are almost impossible to cure.
Bless a Child has come to appreciate lack of finances to meet medical requirements as a major challenge that jeopardizes pediatric cancer treatment outcomes. First, as much as the national health system (through Uganda Cancer Institute) tries to provide free cancer treatment to children, there is often the challenge of drug stock-outs. When drugs prescribed for a treatment regimen are out-of-stock at the Hospital, caregivers of pediatric sufferers are required to purchase them expensively from private pharmacies. Secondly, many tests such as blood works and scans that are required at different stages of cancer treatment are not sponsored and have to be paid for by caregivers of cancer patients. Unfortunately for majority of their beneficiaries, these costs are way beyond their means.
More often than not, by the time children reach national hospitals for treatment, their families are almost at the end of their financial/economic means. They have traveled hundreds of miles from home, have spent a lot of money seeking treatment for symptoms before finally being referred for cancer diagnosis and treatment. And as if that is not enough, they have spent significantly large sums on scans and blood work in the process of cancer diagnosis prior to initiation of treatment. Many times, the cost of medical requirements for cancer treatment becomes a deterrent for adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Ultimately, some children will miss treatment, delay treatment or desert treatment, tremendously reducing their survival outcomes.
Bless a Child Foundation believes that they can save the lives of countless children if they walk with them all the way on their treatment journey. By subsidizing the medical costs of cancer treatment, children suffering from cancer will have better odds of survival.
Project: Project C.U.R.E. Lacor Hospital
Partner: Project C.U.R.E.
Project Goal: Provide one container with $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to Lacor Hospital benefiting over 250,000 patients seen at the hospital and surrounding clinics per year; container will then be repurposed into a bunkhouse for farmhands
Cost: $35,000 COMPLETED
Purpose/Benefit: Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Lacor Hospital is a private, non-profit hospital serving more than 250,000 patients annually with a vast range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative medical services. Children five and under comprise 32% of the patients. The hospital is also at the forefront of health training in Uganda — 350 resident students attend the hospital’s schools for training in nursing, laboratory and anesthesia practices, health education and AIDS counseling services. Lacor also serves as a university teaching site for the Government University of Gulu Faculty of Medicine.
Project: Project C.U.R.E. Moyo Hospital
Partner: Project C.U.R.E.
Project Goal: Provide one container with $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to Moyo Hospital benefiting over 250,000 patients seen at the hospital and surrounding clinics per year; container will then be repurposed into a store for St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Cost: $35,000 COMPLETED
Project: Moyo Babies’ Home Van
Partner: Moyo Babies’ Home
Project Goal: To purchase a van for Moyo Babies’ Home
Cost: $17,000 COMPLETED
Purpose/Benefit: Many children and babies become orphaned during times of conflict and forced displacement. The nature of the conflicts in northern Uganda and across the border in South Sudan have made it especially difficult to find relatives of lost and orphaned children. Every child deserves a safe and loving environment to grow up in and that is exactly what Moyo Babies’ Home offers to hundreds of babies and children. Recently their only vehicle which was over a decade old broke down. Help us to purchase a new van to help transport babies to and from the local hospital and clinics.
Project: Container Bunkhouse
Partner: Sewing Hope Foundation
Project Goal: Convert container into bunkhouse for farmhands
Cost: $15,000 COMPLETED
Purpose/Benefit: The Project C.U.R.E. container that is being delivered to Lacor Hospital in Gulu, Uganda will be purchased and relocated to Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s farm which is located near Atiak, Uganda. Pipeline Worldwide recently sent two students to train at a vocational agricultural school. These graduates now run the farm and oversee the 75 prisoners who also work on the land daily. The container will be converted into a bunkhouse for the farmhands. The food grown on this farm serves the women and children who attend St. Monica’s Vocational School and preschool. It also supplies their restaurant that is also located on their compound. (*Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe was voted by TIME “Top 100 Most Influential People” in 2014 and was a CNN Hero Recipient.)
Project: Container Store Project
Partner: E3 Africa
Project Goal: To convert 40’ shipping container into a store
Cost: $15,000 COMPLETED
Purpose/Benefit: The Project C.U.R.E. container that is being delivered to Moyo Hospital will be purchased and relocated at the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Moyo, Uganda. It will be converted into a store that will be used by the school. The school just recently finished its first phase of construction. When completed, this school will serve 800+ students, most of whom are orphaned or from disadvantaged families. St. Thomas Aquinas College will supplement a traditional curriculum with vocational training, peace & conflict resolution, and moral and spiritual formation.