Koro-Bobi 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

We supported village savings and loan associations that provide interest-earning savings accounts and small, affordable loans for people who don't have access to traditional banking services, empowering them to plan for the future, start businesses, and meet their children's basic needs. We worked with market vendors to help them generate additional income for their families by selling more produce at their market stands. To increase household food production, we trained farmers on pest control, supplied them with improved seeds, and provided oxen to make plowing fields easier. Health teams trained by World Vision delivered nutrition education to families so they could learn to feed their children better-balanced meals. To promote good health for children we provided classes in hygiene and sanitation at schools. We reached over 500 parents during our education campaign with encouragement to enroll their children in school and get involved in their education. We helped organize school management committees to strengthen the quality of education and improve the learning environment for children. Schools in the Koro-Bobi area were upgraded with new desks, better latrines, and improved housing for teachers.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Environment|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Uganda>Gulu

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education

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