Kyalulangira 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

625 people learned how savings groups can help them increase their income and provide for their children's essential needs, such as school and medical expenses. World Vision provided heifers to families so children could drink more milk and farmers could use the manure to fertilize their banana crops. 57 parents learned how to grow nutritious fruit and vegetables in backyard gardens. Health center obstetric staff updated their labor and delivery skills in order to improve care for mothers and babies. To make sure that children under age 5 were adequately nourished, we reached out to parents with classes on nutrition education. 1,340 children were fully vaccinated during our outreach campaign promoting child immunizations. To encourage mothers to receive prenatal care and give birth at health centers, we formed family support groups and encouraged men to escort their wives to their appointments. To increase sustainability of the water supply, we worked to involve community members in maintaining water sources. We trained children on good hygiene and sanitation practices so they could stay healthy and continue attending school. World Vision upgraded schools by building new classrooms, adding clean water tanks, and equipping teachers with textbooks and educational materials. We supported school management committees and parent groups to strengthen the quality of education and improve the learning environment for children.

Cross-cutting issues

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

Locations

  • Uganda>Rakai

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health

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