Jan 4, 2021

Report on home visits for malnourished families

Home visiting
Home visiting

Background

HOPE FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION(HCHF) is a community Based Organization, NOT for profit operating in the Bunyoro region especially Hoima District, committed to addressing issues related to HIV/AIDS, Malaria, T.B and other infectious diseases among children, adolescents and their families through campaigns for preventive measures, treatment and vaccinations, advocating and protecting children and women’s rights through provision of prevention and multi-disciplinary intervention in investigation, information dissemination, and treatment of child sexual abuse victims in an environment that is child sensitive, supportive and violence free. HCHF also promotes general Health and Reproductive Health awareness and other services like Family Planning, HIV/AIDS and access to healthcare services among others.

Activity Implementation

Reaching out to poor rural community children with scholastic materials is one of the key activities of Hope for Children’s Health Foundation in Uganda. Children attending school in Rural Communities of Uganda especially in Kyangwali village face a great number of challenges like: inadequate materials to use at school, limited food, walking long distances, failure to pay school fees and limited clean and safe water resources, among others which hence leads to school drop outs. Besides education program, HCHFUG conducts home visits for malnourished beneficiaries and their families and supports them with nutrition supplements and counseling.

During this COVID-19 period we have faced challenges of reaching our beneficiaries through meetings since gatherings were prohibited and with limited resources we were able to conduct home visits for children and offered psychosocial support and delivered food to malnourished home. A total of 2 households were visited and 03 children visited.

Challenge

Limited funds to conduct follow up on our beneficiaries and their families even support them nutrition supplements. We have more 8 malnourished beneficiaries who need nutrition supplements.

Appreciation

We thank our donors and well-wishers for their support which make the organization projects a success and be blessed always.

Prepared by

John Mwesigwa

Project Leader

Home visiting
Home visiting

Attachments:
Oct 5, 2020

Report on response to COVID 19-Hope for Children

Background

Hope for Children Health Foundation (HCHF) believes that Women play important roles in the rural economy as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneur and they also take responsibility for the well-being of the members of their families, including food provision and care for children and the elderly. Rural women’s unpaid work, particularly in poor households, often includes collecting wood and water. Women from indigenous and grassroots communities are often also custodians of traditional knowledge, which is key for their communities’ livelihoods, resilience and culture.

However due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Uganda their roles have been compromised and which has affected their families indirectly and directly.

Justification

After 6 months of the COVID-19 outbreak, this led Hope for Children’s health Foundation to train community members on how to stay safe and also health workers on how to collect samples from the community on suspected COVID-19 cases.

Impact

It’s on this note that Hope for children’s Health foundation realized that sensitization or creating awareness for rural women is vital in improving their health and those of their household and lives of orphan and vulnerable children such that our beneficiaries can still survive during this pandemic in the community.

We have therefore been able to reach 42 rural women and sensitized them on COVID-19 and also support training of health workers in 2 health facilities.

Challenge

  • Limited funds to sensitize the community on COVID-19 especially the women.
  • Limited handwashing facilities to provide the community especially soap.
  • Rural women not being able to purchase masks for their own and the household.

Conclusion

Faced with this global pandemic, we are committed to the health and safety of our stakeholders, our beneficiaries, parents and caretakers and encourage them to social distance, put on masks and practice handwashing.

We thank you our donors,friends for your support.


Attachments:
Sep 8, 2020

Report on Community/home visits for beneficiaries during COVID-19 outbreak

Delivering food items to a beneficiary
Delivering food items to a beneficiary

Reaching out to poor rural community children with scholastic materials is one of the key activities of Hope for Children’s Health Foundation in Uganda. Children attending school in Rural Communities of Uganda especially in Kyangwali village face a great number of challenges like:  inadequate materials to use at school, limited food, walking long distances, failure to pay school fees and limited clean and safe water resources, among others which hence leads to school drop outs. 

During this COVID-19 period we have faced challenges of reaching our beneficiaries through meetings since gatherings were prohibited and with limited resources we were able to conduct home visits for children and offered psychosocial support and delivered food to malnourished home.

A total of 4 households were visited and 06 children visited.

 

Challenge

 

Limited funds to conduct follow up on our beneficiaries and even support them during home based learning since schools were closed for 6 months now.

 

During a home visit in the community
During a home visit in the community
Visiting a malnourished child
Visiting a malnourished child

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