Buliisa 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

Farmers learned effective post-harvest techniques, such as careful handling, sorting, and controlling the storage temperature of their crops, which enabled them to preserve more food for the non-harvest season. World Vision sent out 62 health teams to teach families about preventing malaria by using mosquito nets and covering water sources where mosquitoes lay their eggs. 900 children under the age of 5 received immunizations as a result of our community health campaign. 381 families took classes on hygiene that will help them prevent waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid. We provided 215 desks for local schools to ease overcrowding for students who often share a desk with four or five others. World Vision built eight additional teachers' houses near schools, so instructors don't have to commute far distances and can spend more hours helping children succeed in their studies. 321 households received training on how to increase food security by mitigating the effects of natural disasters and climate change, such as drought and soil erosion.

Cross-cutting issues

Gender, Protection, Disability, Advocacy

Locations

  • Uganda>Masindi

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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