Bartabwa 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.
Our campaigns on HIV and AIDS included trainings for 35 peer educators and sessions for school children on prevention, care, and support. To improve healthcare for pregnant women and children under age 5, we partnered with the Ministry of Health to educate health extension workers on prenatal care, malaria prevention, and immunization. We installed four new water tanks to improve access to clean water. To increase the sustainability of the water supply, we trained three water associations on how to maintain water sources. We added 19 handwashing facilities and 21 new latrines to schools as part of our collaboration with school management committees to improve hygiene and sanitation. We facilitated four school forums where motivational speakers and national examiners provided guidance and counseling to students. Students are benefiting from a better learning environment in four new primary school classrooms that World Vision helped create. 67 children received support for their school fees so they could continue their education. 45 children attended Day of the African Child celebrations, where they learned about advocating for their rights. Day of the African Child is an annual, continent-wide event created 23 years ago to promote children's rights.
Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Protection, Advocacy
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene