Kamwenge-Kabambiro 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.
900 parents learned to protect their children from malaria by making sure they sleep under mosquito nets. To better serve the health needs of women and children, World Vision worked with the Uganda Ministry of Health to hire 15 more doctors and nurses in clinics that were short on personnel. As a result of our community outreach, the number of pregnant women who visited the clinic for prenatal visits and gave birth with the help of a skilled health provider increased. This change ensured better health for both the babies and moms. 172 village health teams were trained to treat children with malaria or refer extreme cases to health centers. We added four new clean water sources so families won't have to walk so far or wait so long for water. 103 teachers learned to use child-friendly teaching methods to help their students succeed in school. To improve school learning environments, we provided new textbooks and built additional classrooms that eased overcrowding. Head teachers from 10 schools attended classroom management trainings about how to deal with difficult behaviors and improve the learning environment. Parents and guardians participated in sessions we offered on child rights, child protection, and non-violent discipline.