Uganda registered its first case of COVID-19 on 21 March 2020.The enforcement of a lock down since April, has negatively impacted the well being of vulnerable children and their families whose life depended on daily income from market stalls or offering labour.There is now urgent need for food and basic needs to save lives of these children from HIV+ and elderly families.$10 dollars is worth a meal for a family for a week.
The COVID-19 prevention and response measures in Uganda have negatively impacted the wellbeing of children from Vulnerable families whose caregivers depended on daily earnings from market and road stalls, driving, motorcycle cycling(bodaboda) and provision of services of waitresses in restaurants and bars. Some caregivers are HIV+,elderly and disabled. These children lack food and essential services and their life is threatened.
This project will support at least 200 children and their families with food,beddings and hygiene kit and provide psycho-social support through regular visits and updates on COVID-19. Train 50 volunteers to identify and refer vulnerable children impacted by COVID-19 for support, increase social mobilization and community engagement through radio,internet and one on one community dialogues.
There will be increased awareness on the prevention and response measures about COVID-19 leading to increased mitigation. Life will be saved and hope restored among vulnerable children and their families