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. 

 
  • 292 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 15 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 329 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 2,317 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 34 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 350 people impacted by disaster or displacement received counselling to help them cope with trauma and stress
  • 30 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 242 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 662,942 people including children benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
  • 515 women delivered their babies safely, with the help of a skilled birth attendant
  • 8 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 3,238 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 40 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 299 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 160 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 16 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
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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