Uganda

Working With Children in Uganda

World Vision Uganda started in 1986, after a brutal six-year war. Helping those affected by conflict and violence is still a priority, whether in refugee camps housing South Sudanese who have fled to northern Uganda, or at the Children of War Rehabilitation Centre in Gulu where we rehabilitate and resettle children affected by war. Services provided range from meeting basic needs, through education and health care, to psychological and spiritual support.

World Vision's work with children in Uganda is based on the underlying principle of empowering communities to take charge of their own development. Priorities are the health and nutrition of children and mothers, access to quality education and helping families to develop sustainable income sources.

Your impact in Uganda

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 
  • 1,136 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 136 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 7,661 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 870 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 9,003 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 
  • 1,860 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 2 health facilities were improved with renovations to better care for children and families
  • 245 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 316 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • 683,630 people benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
  • 1,317 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 202 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 28 children and youth received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 6,252 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
  • 81 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 322 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 9,452 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 768 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 898 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 69 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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