Northern Uganda emerged from 20 years of war between the LRA & Uganda Government.This war led to abject poverty, HIV/AIDS and deaths, It left large numbers of orphans & ECD in rural communities remains poor due to limited presence of the centers, this leads to children(3-6 years) joining primary schools directly owing to dropouts, child to child violence & poor cognitive growth. Due to disrupted social cohesion, OVCs are unable to further their education. this project will target OVCs & ECDCs
The project will support OVCs attain their education dreams through paying their school fees & providing scholastic materials,liase with the communities & establish/Improve on ECDCs through providing learning aids & environment where they are stimulted to play,learn and develop. This project will also train mothers on child therapy using home based care approach. OVC Households will be supported to produce nutritious food crops like Orange Flesh Sweet potatoes & high iron beans, soy beans.
We want to see less violence in families so that rural young children are less likely to be victims
of domestic violence or to be emotionally scarred by witnessing it - a major problem in rural areas, In particular,families with social & economic disadvantage with children under 6 years to have improved income & food .We want children in the rural areas to have healthier environments to grow up in. 150 OVCs get quality education while 5 ECD centers have play kits,learning aids,safe environment.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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