Due to the COVID-19 pandamic and subsequent lockdown, our project encouraging children in learning participating in creating clean environment were until now put on suspension.
Since March 2020 the government of Uganda suspended all public gathering including closure of all schools as a way of combating the corona virus pandamic. This has affected our project which works mainly with schools and community kids. However, we plan to resume with the project in due time when the government eases restriction on contacts which would allow us to continue with the project.
During the lockdown period however, we have decided to shift focus abit and contribute to the fight against the corona virus. We have been reproducing information from our ministry of health and the world health organization and translating these information in local languages to help the community understand how to keep safe and avoid infection. We have also been distributing hand sanitation equipment like handwash containers and soap to public food markets which are allowed to operate.
Mar 20, 2020
By Janani Loum - Director
To date, preparation for major events in this project has continued to unfold, but unfortunately the funds required to start real implememntaion in tangible sense, has not been met yet. Child Equal Opportunity Uganda is using this moment to try and polished even already planned activities to address the dynamic environmental challenges, by engaging children and making them understamd the that future of this world relies on how well or poorly we protect the environment.
Fundraising is continuing and when it get sufficient for first few activities, we will provide updates further updates on implementation and subsequent impacts. To highlight on few issues, we plan to create a situation where children do not only demand for envrionmental protection to secure their futures, but also participate tangibly through compound tree planting, practicing proper waste disposal and creating awareness about the need to protect the environment.
Mar 18, 2020
Multi-stakeholder meeting on girl child
By Janani Loum - Director
CEOU organized a stakeholder meeting in January 2020 to come up with strategies to keep girls at school and reduce on teenage pregnancies. Among the stakeholders that participated were community leaders, politicians, representative of civil society organizations and parents. The topics dicsussed were education of girl child, mentorship, girls as leaders, health of teenage girls and roles of communities in supporting girl child. Finally the stakeholder meeting ended with goal setting.
In February 2020, a conference bringing together 200 teenage girls from 5 primary schools, were organized and conducted. This was one platform were teenage girls were able to identify problems that affects their struggle for a better and just future. Key points which included traditional belief, poverty of their household and access to justice for the abused, were documented to push for policy changes.