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:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

 
  • 945 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 67 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 1,306 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 608,066 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 51,172 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
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  • 5,692 children are participating in clubs that make community decisions and advocate for their protection and wellbeing
  • 243 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 326 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
  • 61 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 7,319 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 867 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 4,413 people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 610 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 6,573 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 1,206 people received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 1,090 farmers groups are in place helping people improve crop and livestock production
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

 
  • 24 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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