Busiriba-Kahunge 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

To reduce the incidence of disease and improve immunization rates, World Vision trained healthcare teams to educate rural villages about children's health. 1,211 children recovered from malnutrition after we provided them with food and vitamin supplements and taught their parents how to prepare nutritious meals. 53 teams were trained and sent to other villages to share messages about preventing HIV and AIDS. We provided more clean water at schools and in villages by drilling new boreholes. Boreholes are shafts that offer water access in nearby locations so people don't have to depend on distant sources. 632 people participated in classes that emphasized the necessity of good hygiene for better health and cleaner communities. Students are benefiting from a better learning environment at schools where we built new classrooms and added latrines for improved sanitation. We provided schools with math and English textbooks for students to improve their skills. World Vision partnered with educational leaders to ensure that students received lunch at school and could stay in class through the afternoon. Over 1,000 children participated in children's conferences that focused on essential life skills, such as communication, decision making, reproductive health, and spiritual nurture.

Cross-cutting issues

Gender, Environment, Advocacy

Locations

  • Uganda>Kamwenge

Sectors

  • Education
  • Food Aid
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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