Uganda

Working With Children in Uganda



Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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:
  • 2,202 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 319 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 6,248 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 14 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 209 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 5,339 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 637 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 8 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 1,389 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
  • 23 early childhood development centres were established or improved, meeting the set quality standards for young children's education.
  • 52 early childhood development teachers received curriculum training, equipping them to better support young children's learning. 
  • 319 parents and caregivers received training in ways to support their young children's early development, reading and numeracy skills through play.
  • 662 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 152 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 5,600 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 9,411 people applied the farmer managed natural regeneration (FMNR) approach to restore and improve pasture, forest and agricultural land.
  • 80 farm demonstration schools and sites were established for farmers to learn new techniques.
  • 160 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 3,282 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 1,328 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 2,771 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 1,345 people were trained in business and entrepreneurial skills, including financial literacy and income-generating activities outside of livestock-rearing and agriculture.
  • 101 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 104 disaster preparedness groups and committees were actively working to help their communities mitigate and response to crises.
  • 54 producer groups were operational, with members working together to create or sell products.
  • 13,896 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 5,070 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 211,518 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 14,052 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 25 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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