Lwamagwa 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

27 new savings groups were formed to help parents increase their income and better provide for their children. 827 children were fully vaccinated through the efforts of World Vision-supported health teams who traveled to their villages. The number of women giving birth at health centers increased after they attended prenatal visits and met with World Vision trained obstetrics personnel. 8,075 children received deworming tablets and Vitamin A which protects against blindness and disease. These children were also weighed and monitored to assess their growth rate. We constructed new pit latrines at two primary schools to improve hygiene and sanitation for students. Students are benefiting from a better learning environment in four new classrooms that we helped build for them. Teachers learned to address the academic, emotional, and accessibility needs of their students with disabilities. When parents told us their children were not getting enough to eat, we began to provide lunches at school. Children gained enough energy from this meal to stay in school through the afternoon and keep learning.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Protection|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Uganda>Rakai

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health

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