managed by J. SSENYONDO (Communication)
CHILDLINE UGANDA, as a community based organisation (CBO), was founded in
2009. The organisation is legal and fully registered with the local government, with a registration number CR/223/03/554. The purpose of the organisation is to support and help people live better and quality lives. To date, CHILDLINE UGANDA has supported and reached out to over 350 children (250 orphaned children, 100 HIV infected children) and 450 HIV positive women within the urban and rural communities of Mityana district. The organisation currently operates in one part of Uganda that is the central part of Uganda in Mityana District. The organization implements activities like Health, Social-economic security, Human and child rights, Education, Food security and nutrition, and Psychosocial support to these groups in the community.
“To ensure effective quality service provision unconditionally to the community.”
“To work with communities and key stake holders like local government to help people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS live a better life.”
“Helping people lead better lives.”
OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:
To ensure proper and effective counseling, care and support of children infected with HIV/AIDS and vulnerable ones.
To ensure that there is an improvement in the standards of living among children and adults who are affected with HIV/AIDS.
To ensure that there is an improvement in the standards of living among people at all community levels.
To lobby international NGOs, Donors, Government and prominent individuals to support all individuals who affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.
OUR STRATEGIC AREAS OF FOCUS
Food security and Nutrition
Counselling & Psychosocial Support
Human & Child Rights
THE ORGANISATION ACTIVITIES:
About the About the Health &care program:
This has a program called HIV/AIDS care, support, and prevention activities, sanitation and hygiene, sex education. This program is targeting people living with HIV/AIDS in communities, health centres / hospitals, schools and communities. Activities involved are;
i. Planning for tasks for the volunteers and establishment of contacts with the HIV/AIDS patients in the community
ii. Community mobilization and awareness rising on the need for a supportive environment for PLWHAs and HIV/AIDS, proper hygiene and nutritional education.
iii. Caring and supporting people living with HIV/AIDS with food supplements, clothing, counseling, supporting their children with scholastic materials.
iv. Identifying, selecting, and training of community-based volunteers.
v. Support supervision to Community-Based Volunteers.
vi. Referrals to health units of patients that need professional/biomedical services.
vii. Community members and people living with HIV/AIDS are involved in regular meetings for continuing their participation, support and sustainability of Childline Uganda activities.
viii. On-going home visit for treatment, nursing care, counseling and health education to households with people living with HIV/AIDS and also identifying homes with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs).
ix. Peer education
x. Condom promotion
xi. Collection and dissemination of information, education, and communication material on HIV, STDS/STIS and other health issues
xii. Counseling adolescents/sex education in schools and in the community
xiii. HIV/AIDS prevention in schools
xiv. Programmes on immunisation against polio, measles and other killer diseases
xv. Malaria prevention sensitisation awareness Community sensitization and awareness about the need to access health services
xvi. Hospital cleaning program
xvii. Promotion of community sanitation and hygiene through use of community participatory approaches / methodologies such as PHAST - Participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation
About the Education program
This has a program called support and care for the needy children. All activities in this program are intended to create a favourable environment for the survival, growth, development, and participation of orphans and vulnerable children due to HIV/AIDS, conflict, poverty, and single parent/child headed households.
i. Identifying homes with orphans and other vulnerable children,
ii. Providing basic needs to the needy orphans and vulnerable children (food, clothes, shelter etc)
iii. Taking part in their studies their schools like Educating them for example normal lesson teaching in class
iv. Financing of school related expenses for the orphans in schools,
v. Providing scholastic materials to the orphaned children
vi. Organizing recreational activities for children, and
vii. Training out of school orphans in vocational and life skills for future self-reliance.
viii. Career guidance and counseling to all categories of children in schools
About the Psychosocial care and support
This has a program called counseling, care and support for needy children especially orphans and HIV positive people especially women and children, the programme is intended to create a favourable environment free from traumas associated with having HIV for positive people and, death of their parents on the side of orphans like stigma and discrimination. Activities in this programme include;
i. Providing alternative foster care to orphaned children living without adult supervision (referring them to orphanages)
ii. Sensitizing community based volunteers and caregivers in psychosocial care needs and support for AIDS orphaned children
iii. Community awareness and campaigns regarding care and support for AIDS orphaned children.
iv. Providing counseling to orphaned and other vulnerable
v. Counseling/on-going to HIV positive people
About the Food security and nutrition
This programme is intended to promote activities that boost food security amongst vulnerable households. The activities under this program include;
i. Awareness about Educating individuals and groups on appropriate feeding habits with a major focus on women
ii. Promoting better nutrition and a balanced diet for poor families (both children and adults who are vulnerable), food hygiene
iii. Training poor communities in better sustainable agriculture practices and promotion of post harvest handling and storage practices
iv. Supporting vulnerable households with modern seeds for growing various foods like cereals
About the Socio-economic security
The program is intended to empowering the poor households especially women and orphans care givers in income generation through helping them to identify income generating activities. Activities under this program include;
i. Capacity building to the poor especially women, orphans care givers through conducting refresher trainings on how to identify income generating activities
ii. Supporting vulnerable ones on how to manage their established small /micro businesses, on how to save, accumulate savings, how to invest their savings and how to expand and sustain their businesses.
iii. Supporting vulnerable ones domestic animals like piglets, chicken, goats in which they can rear and act as a source of income in their household.
About the Human rights
The program is intended to develop programs that address the needs of children and young people whose rights have either not been observed or abused. The activities under this program include;
i. Mobilize and empower communities to participate in development undertakings and take responsibility for their own children
ii. Raising Awareness on the Rights of the Child
iii. Child protection and Development Issues
iv. Assisting local authorities and local councils to develop community development plans that address children’s needs and priorities.
v. Promote human development through rendering a selfless and philanthropic service to humanity
in june 14th Mild May Uganda Donated food supplements to HIV positive children under Today For Tommorrow