World Vision launches new Uganda Country Strategy (2021-2025)
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.
A plate of food in Bidibidi
When Angelo's family arrived in Uganda, they were given a small plot of land from which to begin their new and uncertain lives in a new country. Theirs was one of the first refugee families to live in what is now one of the largest refugee settlements in the world—Bidibidi.
Angelo attributes the relative calm and happiness in his household to two things: God and food. Although almost a quarter of a million people receive food from World Vision and the World Food Programme in this settlement, Angelo’s perspective of food is different from others'. To him, food is much more than just a meal.
Creating an enabling environment for children through family care practices
Learn how Michael, one of 197 role-model parents across Bidibidi Settlement that World Vision has trained in positive parenting using the 22 Key Family Care Practices Model this year, works to enhance the capacity of parents and other caregivers in raising morally upright children.
Positive parenting is understood to improve a child’s growth and reduce risk to all forms of violence.
Bidibidi settlement in the eyes of World Vision staff five years later
In August this year, the home to more than 270,000 refugees mostly from South Sudan will mark five years since its establishment. In the aftermath of a disaster, children face many challenges. Working with the government, local organisations and corporations, and other entities, World Vision has protected refugee children from further injury, disease or neglect, and provided water, shelter, and household items as well as psychosocial support. As we mark this year's World Humanitarian Day, hear from our inspiring field staff.
Sponsorship provides Daphine's family with life-changing opportunity
Thanks to the support of her sponsor, Daphine's family was able to overcome economic hardships during a year when the entire world was thrown into panic surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daphine is among 39 sponsored children in her community. With four more children benefiting for every child sponsored, you can be assured that your generosity and support will impact the lives of many vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.
Equipping Uganda’s hospitals to provide quality maternal care
World Vision, through its Northern Uganda Health and WASH Technical Project (NUREP), partnered with district local governments, primary health care centres and communities to address some preventable causes of maternal and child deaths. Some of these causes include delays in seeking maternity care or reaching a health facility, and lack of high-quality care once at a facility.
World Vision celebrates Parliament’s passing of two bills to protect children
On 3 May 2021, the Parliament of Uganda passed the Sexual Offences Bill 2019 which criminalises marriages involving children and other sexual offences against children. The next day, on 4 May 2021, the Prevention and Prohibition of Human Sacrifice Bill was also passed. World Vision and like-minded partners mobilised and engaged stakeholders to influence national legislation against violence against children.
World Vision Uganda seeks to address causes and effects of poverty through development, relief and advocacy. Over 128,633 registered children benefit from World Vision Uganda’s work. World Vision Uganda is able to provide educational support, construct and equip schools and health centres, train health workers and farmers, participate in advocacy campaigns, distribute improved crop varieties and animal breeds, and provide clean and safe water.
World Vision Uganda started in 1986 to offer relief and resettlement packages and to help reconstruct districts in central Uganda ravaged by the 1981-1986 war. Development work was added on with the initiation of Community Development Projects (CDPs) in central, southern, western and West Nile regions between 1987 and 1995.
Projects based on grants were also started to cover different sectors including water and sanitation, HIV and AIDS, food security, feeder roads, psychosocial support and peace building. Expansion in geographical areas and in activities has been based on need.
World Vision Uganda operates in more than 50 districts, with 47 Area Development Programmes (ADPs).