Childcare Development Organisation Uganda

Childcare and Development Organisation Uganda, is a registered (S.5914/4476), local non-profit organisation seeking to improve the socio-economic well being of vulnerable and orphaned children and families with our current focus in Gulu District- Uganda. CDO Uganda is a story of commitment by its founders to bring love, hope and help to address the challenges faced by thousands of children in Northern Uganda, who have been orphaned by 23 years civil war and affected by the HIV AIDS pandemic, they are in need of health, education and care. Since its inception in 2001, CDO Uganda has developed in size and scope to provide health, education and child development, agriculture and food ...

Childcare Development Organisation Uganda
P.O.Box 16673 Kampala
plot 17 kitgum road
gulu, gulu kla
Uganda
+256 793173782
http://www.childcareuganda.org

Executive Director

Hope Okeny

Management Team

Hope Okeny, Jane F Waigo, Patience Musiimenta, Pamela Angeyo, Gloria Anena, Benna S Aguti, Evelyn Achieng

Board of Directors

Paul J Odongo, Mrs Rufina Oloa Barigo, Julius Okeny, Timothy O Jokkene, Santos Labeja, Hope Okeny

Project Leaders

Hope Okeny

Mission

Childcare and Development Organisation Uganda, is a registered (S.5914/4476), local non-profit organisation seeking to improve the socio-economic well being of vulnerable and orphaned children and families with our current focus in Gulu District- Uganda. CDO Uganda is a story of commitment by its founders to bring love, hope and help to address the challenges faced by thousands of children in Northern Uganda, who have been orphaned by 23 years civil war and affected by the HIV AIDS pandemic, they are in need of health, education and care. Since its inception in 2001, CDO Uganda has developed in size and scope to provide health, education and child development, agriculture and food security programs. CDO Uganda has taken the approach of understanding the community needs. The methodology of CDO Uganda is twofold. One is to empower communities to meet the needs of the children. Secondly, CDO Uganda works with families and household members in the community to enable them provide for the health and education to their very vulnerable children. We believe that the total development of children through activities of health, education and childcare will lead to the development of the family. Mission: To promote holistic human transformation, human dignity and integrated development programs that focus on children Vision: To help create a better future for the children in assisted communities through medical care, improved quality of life, improved family income and presentation of God as a caring and loving being who calls all people to a fuller life in Him. Goal: To contribute to the process of reducing vulnerability of households and vulnerable children through strengthening the capacity of Karin Children Medical Centre to provide adequate medical and nutritional supplies and manage social and economic activities, provision of education to vulnerable children and promotion of partnerships for comprehensive delivery of services to children.

Programs

a) Health care and Medical service development The Karin Children Medical Centre (KCMC) at Corner Kitgum and Agonga village were opened to provide community medical services and education in order to improve the socio-economic status of households and communities. KCMC is a Grade II Health centre which offers medical services to the surrounding communities. The centre offers a comprehensive program focusing on addressing the major health issues that children and women face throughout their lives. The program targets children from birth to 18 years old, mothers and PLWHA. The organization has improved community based health care program through appropriate training packages including training Mothers on prevention and management of common communicable diseases, like dysentery, measles, influenza etc. Creating Community Awareness on importance of Immunization Contribute to the revitalization of health delivery system areas covered include immunization, health education, vitamin A supplementation of young children. Maternal health and Family planning, Community base malaria control and promoting children's and women right to good health and nutrition Counselling on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health matters HIV/AIDS testing, providing pre and post counselling and support b) Early childhood care and development Programs The Karin Resource Centre at Agonga village is used for promoting child development activities and play area; community health education and promotion of children health clubs, sensitisation awareness raising at family and community level to support the establishment of frame works that address child abuse and exploitation. These support child rights, reconciliation and peace building initiatives among communities. The Karin Resource centre offers educational reading materials and videos to the children that visit the centre. We strive to provide to the orphaned and vulnerable children with scholastic materials in order for them to attain formal education. The Child to child program provides access to books and learning materials for ages 5 to 18 years old. The Child-to-Child Approach is an educational process that links children's learning with taking action to promote the health, wellbeing and development of themselves, their families and their communities. Through participating in Child-to-Child activities, the personal, physical, social, emotional, moral and intellectual development of children is enhanced. With support from 'To Love the Children, USA and Artfully Aware (UK) ', the establishment of the Karin Resource Centre has enabled over 600 children to access books, here children (7 to 18 years old) come to read and improve on their literacy skills, do their home work and have discussions or watch video entertainment and educative shows. The program has seen more children enrolling for school. The programs have improved the behaviour of girls and boys and more children especially girls are more encouraged to go back to school. Over 600 children are benefiting from these kind of activities. c) Community Empowerment Food Security - The dairy farming in partnership with Heifer International aims at promoting food security with special emphasis on reducing malnutrition among the under 5 years old. This activity is a model of learning for community nutrition programs in addressing malnutrition through use of dairy milk and locally grown foods. The programs also addresses key elements of production, storage and marketing with special attention given to food deficiency especially war torn Northern region. Farmers are encouraged to open up more land for farming by supporting them with oxen traction. The program targets vulnerable households Micro loans - Childcare & Development Organisation Uganda strongly believes in making people economically independent. Extreme poverty is at the root of a host of other issues in the rural areas, such as malnutrition and struggling educational systems. To address the economic concerns in the populations we serve, CDO Uganda through local women groups brings together women to pool their savings and invest in income generating activities.

Statistics on Childcare Development Organisation Uganda

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $650,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $71,000
  • Other funding sources: income generating projects government church
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
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