Paicho-Bungatira 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 ensure child protection and reduce cases of child abuse, we equipped teachers and community safety networks with information on child rights, domestic violence, and existing laws and regulations. Two health centers were equipped with solar-powered refrigerators that allow them to safely store vaccines. Health staff were trained on providing quality prenatal care so women can deliver healthy babies. World Vision focused on lowering malnutrition for children under age 5 by training health teams to identify at-risk children, keep track of their progress with scales and growth charts, and teach their parents about preparing nutritious meals. We trained school management committees on maintaining latrines and handwashing facilities at schools so children can learn in a healthy environment. To increase access to clean water in the community, we drilled deep borehole wells and equipped them with hand pumps. To provide clean water and sanitation in Paicho Bungatira, we drilled new wells, built additional latrines, and trained community members on personal hygiene and handwashing. 3,000 new textbooks were supplied to primary schools so children could improve their education. Students benefited from improved learning environments when we built fully-furnished classrooms and sanitary latrines. 48 teachers were trained in child-friendly teaching methods to help increase the number of children who complete primary school. 351 children participated in after school clubs and sports we provided to give kids positive activities during their free time.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Disability|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Uganda>Gulu

Sectors

  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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