KWID held her Silver Jubilee celebration on 24th September 2021 at Cephas Inn, Kabale to show case its achievements in the last 25 years of existence. This celebration was funded by GIZ Uganda under Civil Society in Uganda Support program (CUSP). It was attended by 34 people who included donors, District staff, media, KWID Board and staff. The Silver Jubilee theme was “Celebrating 25 years of empowering women and transforming communities”. It involved speeches from Board chairperson, Executive Director, Guest of honor, Chief Administrative Officer Kabale and beneficiaries. There was signing of KWID next agenda and award of certificates of appreciation to KWID partners.
Florence Tumuheirwe KWID while giving her remarks gave history of KWID and its milelestones in the last 25 years. She thanked all current and previous KWID donors (Click Rukiga, GIZ, EGPAF, AMREF, PACE Uganda, Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation, World Vision, Carol and Gerald) for having enabled KWID deliver its mandate of supporting vulnerable children and women.
Regina Bafaki, Chairperson KWIB Board thanked GIZ Uganda for supporting KWID with financial resources to hold its Silver Jubilee. Regina thanked Florence Tumuheirwe for the sacrifice she made to grow KWID from a small women’s group to where it is today. She also appreciated KWID staff whom tirelessly work even sometimes with little or no pay. Regina highlighted some of the achievements of KWID that include economic empowerment of women, advocacy for improved health services, fighting for the rights of vulnerable children and women in Kabale and Rukiga Districts.
Guest of Honor-Johann Lieberich (GIZ South Western Hub Coordinator) congratulated KWID for the milestone. He said the role of CSOs is service delivery, representation of people’s views and holding government accountable. KWID managed to succeed and now it’s celebrating 25 years because of connecting with grass root. This should not be the end of the journey. Let’s see the next 25 years develop KWID more. His advice to KWID was to find good solutions for the existing challenges.