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:
  • 94 parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline kids without using violence
  • 320 children's groups campaigned to end violence against children
  • 630 adults learned about child protection and how to report abuse
  • 276 community members who went to our child protection training know how to respond to child abuse or neglect
  • 7,300 girls and boys between 6 and 18 are part of a local children's group
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Uganda funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 12,320 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 13,926 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 4,129 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 77,908 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 5,226 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Uganda, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 2,490 kids and youth completed one of our life skills courses
  • 1,010 kids now go to after-school literacy activities
  • 224 teachers accurately follow the recommended teaching guidelines in their classes
  • 28 books written in the local language were given to schools
  • 18 community systems are now implementing child literacy activities in and out of school
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Uganda funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 1,150 households are practicing kitchen gardening
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Uganda funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 1,300 farmers have adopted more effective agricultural methods
  • 475 households now have multiple sources of income
  • 1,477 households are using stoves with energy-saving technology
  • 1,000 community members learned about the environment and climate change
  • 1,345 farmers learned how to store crops, control pests, and save seeds
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Uganda funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 41 schools are now considering gender within their water and sanitation practices
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Uganda funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

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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.