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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AT AVTI-AGGAO JULY 2024.

Intro

After Rostwa Engineers having active Construction and Project planning for Adilang Vocational Training Institute Agago for a period of 2 years and more, Administration thought of how best to give back to the Institute since it’s an annual norm to have at least one corporate social responsibility activity hence the birth of Careers day. The reasons behind the day was for the students to have first-hand information from people already actively engaged in the field of the various courses they are pursuing.

Group photo during the Rostwa CSR at the AVTI

Consultants were availed for every course being pursued at Institute that is Agriculture, Tailoring and garment design, Building and concrete practices and hair dressing. Mr. Ocen William was the agricultural consultant ( Director Nen anyim nursery Gulu), Mrs. Aber Judith Oneka as a tailoring consultant (Director Honeka fashions Gulu), Mrs. Acen Margaret as Hair dressing consultant (director Smart way saloon Gulu)  and Eng. Obwor Emmanuel as Building and concrete practices consultant (Managing Director Rostwa Engineers Ltd Entebbe).

Agricultural, tailoring and hair dressing consultants discussed about the history of business( how it started, sources of capital and how it expanded), Business control and monitoring, challenges and solutions and Do’s and Don’ts of the businesses. The Building consultant shared with students his personal life story on how he became an Engineer and history of Rostwa Engineers limited. There were different sessions of questions and answers in categories all these information shared we are optimistic about it being value addition to the students in line with various causes pursued.

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Rostwa community social responsibility at AVTI 2024

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Rostwa community social responsibility at AVTI 2024

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Rostwa community social responsibility at AVTI 2024

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Rostwa community social responsibility at AVTI 2024

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Rostwa community social responsibility at AVTI 2024

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Rostwa community social responsibility at AVTI 2024

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Rostwa community social responsibility at AVTI 2024

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Retreat and Anniversary Celebrations 2024

Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence

At Rostwa Engineers Ltd., we recently gathered for a momentous company retreat and anniversary celebration, marking our 15th year of “Engineering a Legacy.” This event was a perfect blend of reflection, strategic planning, and celebration, held in the scenic Fort Portal, Western Uganda.

 Reflecting on Our Journey

Toro Kingdom Palace

The retreat provided us with a valuable opportunity to look back on our achievements and milestones. From pioneering engineering solutions to building lasting relationships with our clients, we have grown and evolved in ways we could have only imagined when we started 15 years ago. This growth is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and innovative spirit of our entire team.

 Engineering a Legacy: Strategic Planning for Year 15: The highlight of our retreat was our strategic planning sessions, where each department collaborated to set clear, ambitious goals for the upcoming year. This year, under the theme “Engineering a Legacy,” the Jupita team revised and polished our company philosophy, including our mission, vision, and core values. Each department then developed their own mission for Rostwa Year 15, encapsulated in their Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) and detailed action plans (Leads).

Departmental Missions and Action Plans: Each department at Rostwa Engineers Ltd. held its own retreat session to develop a mission and action plan for Year 15. Here are the highlights from each department’s session:

Administration Department: Led by Ms. Atim Juliet, the Administration team focused on enhancing internal communication and streamlining administrative processes to support overall company efficiency.

Finance Department: Under the leadership of Mrs. Berna Otto, the Finance team is dedicated to improving financial transparency and optimizing budget allocation.

Technical Team: Under the leadership of Eng. Emmanuel Obwor, the Technical team is dedicated to driving innovation through external collaboration, maximizing available engineering solutions, and enhancing customer satisfaction.

 A Celebration to Remember: In addition to our strategic sessions, we celebrated our 15th anniversary with team-building activities and a memorable Rostwa dinner, where we enjoyed a special cake-cutting ceremony to mark our 15 years of excellence. Our celebration took place at Kalitusi Lodges in Fort Portal City, providing a beautiful and inspiring setting for our events. We also explored the rich tourism sites of the western belt, including visits to the Semuliki Hot Springs, Kyaninga Lodges, Fort Portal City, the Toro Kingdom Palace, Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the Equator. These experiences not only strengthened our team bonds but also allowed us to appreciate the beauty and culture of Uganda.

 Looking Ahead

As we embark on our 15th year, we are more committed than ever to living up to our theme, “Engineering a Legacy.” With a clear strategic plan and a motivated team, we are poised to achieve new heights and continue delivering unparalleled engineering solutions to our clients.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been part of our journey so far. Here’s to another year of Engineering A Legacy at Rostwa Engineers Ltd.

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Successful Handover and Project Inspection- AVTI

Handover

We are pleased to announce the successful handover of several key structures at Adilang Vocational Training Institute (AVTI) to the school administration. This signifies the completion of a significant part of a phase of our ongoing partnership with the institution.

Handover Details:

Site Inspection at AVTI may 2024
  • Girls’ Dormitory: The newly constructed dormitory has 8 rooms, designed to meet the highest standards of safety and student well-being.
  • Dongo Paco Office: A dedicated office space has been completed for the Dongo Paco Foundation Ltd, ensuring smooth operations and efficient management.
  • Store: The new storage facility provides ample and secure storage space for essential school supplies and equipment.

Project Inspection:

In addition to the handover, our team conducted a comprehensive site inspection of the remaining school projects currently underway. This inspecti1on allows for proactive identification of any potential issues and ensures adherence to the project timeline and quality standards.

We are committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients. The successful handover of these structures reflects our dedication to quality construction, efficient project management, and on-time completion. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with AVTI and contributing to the continued development of their facilities.

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From Humble Beginnings to Building Dreams: 15 Years of Rostwa Engineers

Introduction:

The story of Rostwa Engineers isn’t your typical tale of corporate giants. Ours began in a single room, not in a gleaming high-rise, but in Kitgum Town, Uganda, back in December 2008. Fueled by ambition and a shared vision, two friends, Eng. Obwor Emmanuel and Mwaka Isaac Phillip, dreamt of using their engineering expertise to make a real difference.

From St. Joseph’s Hospital to Rostwa Engineers Limited:

Their journey began at St. Joseph’s Hospital. As their contracts there neared completion, the spark of entrepreneurship ignited. Rostwa (derived from Roads, Structures, Water) was born – a name symbolizing the foundation they envisioned for Uganda’s future.

A Decade of Growth and Milestones (2009-2019):

Some of the staff during a retreat in Garuga

The early years were a testament to hard work and resilience. Under the leadership of Mr. Onen John Norbert from 2009 to 2016, Rostwa steadily grew its portfolio. In 2017, with Eng. Obwor taking the helm, the company relocated its headquarters to Entebbe, laying the groundwork for further expansion.

The year 2019 marked a significant milestone – a decade of successful projects and a team brimming with pride. As they celebrated at their Entebbe offices, a new vision emerged – the dream of a permanent home for Rostwa.

Building the Future, Brick by Brick (2019-2024):

Dreams have a way of turning into reality. In 2022, Rostwa Engineers proudly opened its main offices in Mpala, Entebbe. This new space symbolizes not just growth, but a commitment to the future.

15 Years and Beyond: The Legacy Continues

From a single room in Kitgum to a thriving engineering firm, Rostwa’s journey is a testament to the power of friendship, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Today, as we celebrate 15 years, we look back with immense pride at the schools, hospitals, and vital infrastructure projects that stand as testaments to our work.

But our story isn’t over. We are filled with excitement as we look towards the next chapter. With a commitment to sustainable practices, innovative solutions, and a passion for building a brighter East Africa, Rostwa Engineers is poised to make a lasting impact for years to come.

THE 13th ANNIVESARY (ROSTWA DAY).

Happy 13th anniversary Rostwa Engineers Limited .The day began with a  chilly and cold  morning, the birds were singing in the sky (seemed like congratulation messages)everything seemed calm, almost all colleagues were in jackets and coats to warm up the cold body but our hearts were warm because of the 13th anniversary. The journey has been long but with our partners, clients and a well built team of staffs we have managed to reach this mile stone. We send our sincere appreciation to all our staffs, clients and partners for standing with us all through.

Rostwa staffs after having an agricultural training.

During the 13th anniversary celebration we decided take a little different journey for the celebration. In order to fulfill our 3nd core values of Responsibility to the community in which we operate, we decided to have a corporate social responsibility activity of planting more than a hundred trees in one of our sites as a way of protecting the environment (St Clare Primary School Aber Oyam District).

Rostwa staffs during tree planting at St Clare Primary School Oyam District

We looked at our staffs and saw a need of having an agricultural training since our country has agriculture as its back bone. The training was not directed to the day to day company work but to help in subsidizing income and future retirement plans of staffs. The onsite time had a training on first aid, financial literacy, job awareness and company core values. Hence improvement of quality of life through our work.

Pictorial moment during an Agricultural training in Entebbe.

Rostwa SACCO was also launched on the 13th anniversary, this was to address developmental and emergency needs of life which always happens during work. The SACCO will help develop a pool to create resources and encourage savings to enable improved life through work as our 1st core value states.

Rostwa On site team during a training session in Luweero.

As the day drew to an end for team building purposes, dinner and drinks were served, the team interacted with fun. Indeed EXCELLENT NEVER IS ENOUGH we will continuously improve the quality of our work in order to meet more than what is expected from us.

The on site team having a meal during Rostwa day celebration.

Mastering time management at work.

Staffs having a pictorial moment after an in-house training in August 2021 at head office.

We’ve all experienced the woes of time management at work. You wake up hopeful and optimistic not only will you meet all your deadlines. Then life happens. You leave late, you hit traffic, and you arrive at your desk already frustrated with the world. The good news is that there are ways to reclaim those seemingly elusive lost hours of the day. It’s all about personal time management manage your time instead of letting it manage you. Worry less Check out some tips to help manage time.

Figure out how you’re currently spending your time. If you’re going to optimize your personal time management, you first need to figure out where the time is going. Try diligently logging your time for a week by tracking your daily activities. This audit will help you: Determine how much you can feasibly accomplish in a day, identify time consuming activities and focus on what provides the greatest returns. 

Prioritize wisely. As you organize your to-do list, prioritization is key for successful time management at work. Start by eliminating tasks that you shouldn’t be performing in the first place. Then identify the three or four most important tasks and do those first—that way, you make sure you finish the essentials. Evaluate your to-do list and make sure you organized it based on the importance of a task rather than its urgency.

Get organized. For effective time management, this tip needs to actually go on your to-do list. If you have piles of papers scattered all over your desk, finding the one you actually need will be like finding a needle. Little things make a big difference. Create a filing system for documents you only have to do it once, but you get the benefits forever.

Create a daily schedule—and stick with it. This step is absolutely crucial for learning how to manage time at work. Don’t even attempt to start your day without an organized to-do list. Before you leave work for the day, create a list of the most pressing tasks for the next day. This step allows you to get going as soon as you get to the office.

Avoid the urge to multitask. This is one of the simplest time management tips for work, yet it can be one of the hardest to follow. Focus on the task at hand and block out all distractions. It can be tempting to multitask, but you’re just shooting yourself in the foot when you attempt to do so. You lose time and decrease productivity when switching from one task to another.

Eliminate distractions. Social media, web browsing, co-workers, text messages, instant messaging the distractions at work can be limitless. A key to personal time management is being proactive about getting rid of them. Take baby steps. Identify your top two distractions and focus on conquering those for two weeks.

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Multiple project management at work.

It can be even more difficult for a project manager to manage multiple projects at the same time. The manager might need to focus on one task while others are focusing on another. This can make it hard for people who are trying to work together because they’ll need to split up their attention. Here are some few tips to manage multiple projects at work:

Prioritize tasks Prioritize the higher priority work first and de-prioritize less urgent work at the same time. Do what you can to schedule tasks that need to be done as soon as possible in your calendar early so it doesn’t get taken over by less urgent work. The project manager must know which tasks will have a greater impact on the organization and prioritize effectively. This will help keep your project schedule on track and reduce missed deadlines. It’s a good practice to re prioritize work in light of a new project or other project schedules.

Adjust your plan through regular reviews It does not make sense to stick with the original plan no matter what. Being flexible is an extremely important attribute that an effective leader must-have. When you manage multiple projects, there are several unknown variables that can sometimes change your entire outlook. The smart thing to do is to hold regular review sessions where you update the original plan in order to successfully complete all your projects

Stay focused While you balance multiple projects at once, you are bound to give less attention to the task you are currently occupied with. In order to become an effective project manager, you must stay focused on the task at hand. One way of achieving this is to assign a specific time to each project according to their priority. Through this way, you can ensure that your attention remains undivided.

Assign tasks to a single owner If you’re the only person who should be working on one task, assign it to yourself. This helps you stay on the same page with the rest of your team and helps clarify priorities and workload. If there is work that needs to be completed by different people on your team, make sure you have a project management system in place so there isn’t any confusion.

Know when to delegate A good leader knows when to take charge and when to trust her team members. You must have a relationship of trust with your team and delegate tasks and assign them when you have too much on your plate.

Keep it simple and easy enough for your entire team to make sure that everyone is clear about the status of a task as it moves through your team’s workflow, consider defining and broadcasting your custom workflow with each step mapped out for the team to understand. This will keep everything organized and help ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner! Prioritize, assign and update status to get work done.

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Rostwa day.

Rostwa Engineers Limited was founded 12 years ago on 27.04.2019, its been a long journey but still long way to go. For this year it was celebrated on 01.05.2021(Labour day) in order to celebrate the new head office blessing(grand opening) and 12th year anniversary.

It was a function graced with Prayers and few speeches from Directors,Administrators and lastly guest of Honor(Hon. Makmot Edward Otto) we still continue to thank all our guests who honored the invitation.

We still continue to thank our Partners,Clients and staff for all the efforts in making Rostwa Engineers Limited a better company.we will continue to follow our values and fulfill the needs of our Clients as our motto goes EXCELLENT NEVER IS ENOUGH.

Tips on financial management.

Have you ever wondered why you have no financial growth no matter how you try? There are some simple things you can do right now to improve your money situation.  If you stick to these five tips, your financial problems may start to diminish, and you can start reaping the rewards of lower debt, and saving for the future.

Flesh out Your Plan Your budget is key to success. It is the tool that will give you the most control of your financial future. Your budget is the key to achieving the rest of your plan. A financial plan is essential in helping you reach your financial goals. The plan should have multiple steps or milestones. A sample plan might include creating a monthly budget and spending plan, then getting out of debt.

Rostwa Engineers staff having A corporate social responsibility at St.Moses in Jinja(2018)

Make and Stick to a Budget A budget will also help you decide how to spend your money over the coming months and years. Without the plan, you might spend cash on things that seem important now, but don’t offer much in terms of enhancing your future. Many people get caught in this situation and get down on themselves for not reaching the financial milestones they want for their family and their own life.

Detail Your Financial Goals Take some time to write specific, long-term financial goals. All of these goals will affect how you plan your finances. For example, your goal to retire early is dependent on how well you save your money now Once you have written down your financial goals, prioritize them. This organizational process ensures that you are paying the most attention to the ones that are of the highest importance to you.

Pay off Debt Debt is a huge obstacle for many when it comes to reaching financial goals. That’s why you should make eliminating it a priority. Set up a plan to eliminate debts to help you pay it off more quickly. For example, while making minimum payments on all of your debt accounts, pay any extra money towards one debt at a time. After paying off one debt account, move all the money you were paying on the first debt to the next debt and continue from there, creating a debt-pay down .

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Advice Once you have grown your savings and need to begin investing to increase your wealth, speak to a financial planner/advisor to help make wise investment decisions. A good adviser will share the risks involved in each investment and help you find products that match your comfort level and investing return needs while helping you work toward your goals as quickly as possible. A financial planner can also help you with your budget.

REMEMBER EXCELLENCE NEVER IS ENOUGH

A staff at Lyantonde site in western Uganda(2019)

Team players and their qualities.

If you have chosen team members for a project in your organization,but still one feels their is need to make check list on the qualities of a good team player ,below are some of the few qualities of a good team player;

Communicates constructively Teams need people who speak up and express their thoughts and ideas clearly, directly, honestly, and with respect for others and for the work of the team. That’s what it means to communicate constructively. Such a team member does not shy away from making a point but makes it in the best way possible in a positive, confident, and respectful manner.

Works as a problem-solver Teams, of course, deal with problems. Sometimes, it appears, that’s the whole reason why a team is created to address problems. Good team players are willing to deal with all kinds of problems in a solutions-oriented manner. They’re problem-solvers, not problem-dwellers, problem-blamers, or problem-avoiders.

Functions as an active participant Good team player are active participants. They come prepared for team meetings, listen and speak up in discussions. They’re fully engaged in the work of the team. Team members who function as active participants take the initiative to help make things happen, and they volunteer for assignments

Shares openly and willingly Good team players shares information, knowledge, and experience. They take the initiative to keep other team members informed. Much of the communication within teams takes place informally. Beyond discussion at organized meetings, team members need to feel comfortable talking with one another and passing along important news and information day-to-day.

Exhibits flexibility Teams often deal with changing conditions and often create changes themselves. Good team players roll with the punches; they adapt to ever-changing situations. They don’t complain or get stressed out because something new is being tried or some new direction is being set. In addition, a flexible team member can consider different points of views and compromise when needed to offer.

Shows commitment to the team Strong team players care about their work, the team, and the team’s work. They show up every day with this care and commitment up front. They want to give a good effort, and they want other team members to do the same.