Uganda: Kalongo

Kalongo's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2021

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • 560 girls and boys took actions like speaking out against harmful attitudes and practices, to help end violence against children in the community.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • 912 girls and boys now have safe water at their schools, helping fewer children to get sick from drinking dirty water.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • 1,954 adults and children went to our training on how to reduce the risks of a disaster and prepare for and cope with disasters if they occur, helping to keep children and families safe.
  • 2,279 books with local stories in the local language were given to schools, inspiring more children to learn to read.
  • 1,254 community members learned how to manage their family income and expenses, helping them to budget, save, and provide for their children's needs.

The numbers shown above are from a specific reporting time period, and include all children in the community who benefited from the programs listed.


current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Kalongo, Uganda

In Kalongo, the savannah terrain is flat, dry, hot, and susceptible to drought. Many families live in small mud and brick homes with tin or thatched roofs. A typical diet consists of cassava, corn, sweet potatoes, beans, and vegetables. The HIV and AIDS crisis has severely damaged the social fabric of the entire community, leaving many children without parents. With your help, we'll continue to support children and families here, empowering them to give their children a better future, especially the most vulnerable.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 12 years.
Kalongo, Uganda is in Phase 3


  • We start by building relationships with local leaders and community members.
  • The community identifies their greatest challenges and develops an action plan.
  • The community nominates vulnerable children for sponsorship.


  • Community projects begin as we work shoulder to shoulder with families.
  • Excitement grows as families start experiencing positive change.
  • The well-being of children improves as solutions are implemented.


  • Local leaders and families take on more ownership and self-sufficiency grows.
  • The community and children grow stronger and healthier thanks to large improvements in areas like clean water, education, nutrition, and more.


  • After years of hard work, the community becomes self-reliant and is ready to graduate.
  • We celebrate their success and seek out the next community where God has blessings in store.

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