24 September 24, 2021
World Vision launches new strategy, targeting 5.2 million children in Uganda
Kampala. Friday, September 24, 2021. World Vision has launched a new five-year strategy for its Ugandan operations which seeks to contribute to the improved and sustained well-being of more than 5.2 million vulnerable children across the country.
The strategy titled; "Partnership and Collaboration for Greater Impact" prioritises food security and livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, health and nutrition programmes to impact children and their communities. The new roadmap will integrate child protection throughout its implementation.
Inspired by the 35-year journey of transforming the lives of vulnerable children and their families, World Vision will achieve this through leveraging its global networks, local partnerships and expertise to fundraise over the five years —2021-2025.
Jason Evans, Country Director for World Vision in Uganda, said: "Children are at the centre of this strategy. It is our promise to vulnerable children and part of our efforts to focus our resources to have the most significant impact on children. At the same time, it reflects our renewed commitment to vulnerable children."
World Vision new strategy for Uganda is guided by the organisation's global strategy and well-aligned to national and international development goals.
"It is premised on our ability to learn and adapt as an organisation continuously. We will bring lessons we have learnt previously, reflect on what did not go well or what we could have done better, and continue adapting our work so that we are more agile, including in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it," Jason said.
Through this strategy, the organisation will build on its strengths and expertise in fragile contexts, food security and livelihoods, health and nutrition, education, WASH, and child protection, tapping into its solid partnerships and innovations to enhance its impact on children. The strategy's targeted reach and priority areas were carefully identified and chosen through a national vulnerability census mapping.
The new strategy is a product of collaborative efforts between World Vision and its key stakeholders, including children, communities, government, faith leaders, civil society organisations and private sector players.
Susan Lubega, Board Chair for World Vision in Uganda appreciated the support and partnership for providing insights into issues that affect children and ways to solve them.
"We are thankful for all our partners who have supported World Vision on this journey to advocate for children's needs, to amplify their voices and opportunities, and to increase support for children toward their greater well-being. We remain optimistic about the promising possibilities for children, and we look forward to working together, tapping into our strong partnerships, as well innovating, to deliver on our promise for children's well-being," said Susan.
Since 1986, World Vision has been at the forefront of supporting and advocating for the well-being of children through a diverse range of relief, development and advocacy programmes in Uganda.
In the last five years, working with communities, donors, government and partners, World Vision reached more than 5 million children through a diverse range of relief, development and advocacy programmes across the country.
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
In 1986, World Vision started its operations in Uganda by addressing the urgent needs of children and families affected by war in Luwero district. A few years later, World Vision programmes expanded to development sectors such as health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, education, and peacebuilding in central, western and northern regions.
With 800+ staff working closely with all levels of society, including children, parents, teachers, local councils, faith leaders, government ministries, local government and other national and international agencies, our work is well established in 49 districts across Uganda.
Contacts for media inquiries and further information
Evelyn B. Mwasa — Communications and Marketing Director, World Vision Uganda
Mobile: +256 707 785 033 or +256 785 593 250 | Email: Evelyn_Mwasa@wvi.org
Yvonne Nabasa —Strategy & Risk Manager, World Vision Uganda
Mobile: +256 782 575 555 | Email: Yvonne_Nabasa@wvi.org