Children  Uganda Project #33107

Hope for Nodding Syndrome victims in Uganda

by Community Shade Organization (CSO) Effective Nonprofit

Summary

The Project will restore hope to the hopeless children affected by NODDING DISEASE which has caused agony and devastating effects to many families in the districts of Amuru, Omoro, Kitgum & Pader in Northern Uganda. It starts with a nodding head, seizure, cripples them and silently kills the young and innocent souls; this will be through a comprehensive strategy of supporting victims, empowering affected families, strengthening of community structures & supporting existing special care centers

$235,000
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Challenge

After over 2 decades of living in the IDP camps due to LRA insurgency in northern Uganda, the locals had started returning back home to start a new life. But in 2007 a new enemy enveloped this region, Nodding syndrome which has killed hundreds of children and left over 5000 struggling, most of whom are now crippled & helplessly kept home awaiting their death.Though Government & NGOs have given some support, A LOT MORE IS NEEDED if we are to save these children & give them a new HOPE in life!

Solution

Transport facilitation to get drugs, Food & nutrition support & School fees contribution for victims; Capacity building for affected households in Income generating activities, VSLAs and Kitchen Gardening and construction of simple shelters for households in dilapidated Huts; Establish & support Community Health watchdogs to link affected households/communities with Health Facilities; Support special care centers through Refresher trainings for health staff, food items, motorcycle ambulances

Long-Term Impact

The project will empower 800 affected households allowing them to rise out of poverty, improve their incomes, food & nutrition security and be able to provide for their families' health, educational and general well-being through their small business enterprises and kitchen gardening. The Community watchdogs will be vital in supporting & monitoring health and developmental programs in the community such sensitization on malaria, HIV/AIDS, following up on pregnant mothers for Antenatal services

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Organization Information

Community Shade Organization (CSO)

Location: Bugiri, Eastern - Uganda
Project Leader:
Mangeni David
Director Special Innitatives
Bugiri, BUGIRI, EASTRN REGION Uganda

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This project will start accepting donations on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 09:00 AM EDT:

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