Kalongo Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

World Vision reached out to help classroom teachers educate their students about values, reproductive health, decision making, substance abuse, and HIV and AIDS prevention. 427 community members from high-risk groups received health information on HIV and AIDS prevention. We trained and equipped healthcare workers to counsel community members about HIV and AIDS prevention and distribute voluntary HIV testing kits. To improve access to clean water, we constructed and rehabbed 18 boreholes in the area. Boreholes are shafts drilled into the earth to provide safe water that is closer to home than distant ponds. Helped 1,213 community members organize water management groups to maintain water sources and ensure they continue to provide clean water for families. To protect women and children from water-related illness, community health councils were trained to evaluate hygiene and sanitation. We equipped the teams with bicycles so they can easily travel and monitor water sources. Parents, guardians, and local leaders took part in a series of classes on how to prevent child rights violations.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Environment|Protection|Disability|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Uganda>Nakasongola

Sectors

  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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