Our Ugandan Community Partners
Our Partner – Child Rights Empowerment and Development Organization (CEDO)
Located in Masindi District, CEDO promotes human values through community outreach programs and advocacy, childhood enhancement, basic education and life skills training initiatives for vulnerable children, out-of-school youth and their families. Through these activities CEDO is trying to build a sustainable community with an improved standard of living.
Our Programs with CEDO
In Masindi we train caregivers to use kitchen gardens to help diversify their family’s diet, which in turn helps to improve the nutritional status of their children. We distribute scholastic material to Early Education Childhood centres, and we train caretakers and voluntary teachers on early childhood development programming. We also work with CEDO to stage dramas to sensitize community members about malaria control, which helps to increase knowledge about malaria prevention and treatment.
Our Partner – HuysLink Community Initiative
Located in Entebbe and Wakiso District in Uganda, Huyslink’s mission is to contribute to the protection, survival and development of vulnerable children and youth in difficult circumstances.
Our Programs with HuysLink Community Initiative
We support orphans and vulnerable children in school attendance and nutrition. We work with HuysLink to identify schools for sponsorship programs and train teachers on psychosocial support for orphans and vulnerable children. We introduce fruit growing to targeted families and distribute vegetable seeds to families, helping improve nutrition. We also facilitate Education and Nutrition Workshops for caregivers, local leaders and health workers.
Our Partner – Uganda Community-Based Association for Child Welfare (UCOBAC)
In Bugiri District, our partner UCOBAC works to attain improved welfare of vulnerable children, through capacity building of its relevant actors, advocacy and networking, using community based initiatives.
Our Programs with UCOBAC
We provide home-based-care kits and fund the training of dedicated volunteers who conduct home visits to families affected by HIV/AIDS to help improve their living situation. We construct latrines, plant gardens, supply sheep and goats, provide income-generating activities and facilitate community dialogues on child rights, stigma and other issues related to HIV/AIDS.