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: 2020

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.

  • 262 teenagers are part of a local youth group, a safe and fun place where teens can meet, learn, and practice new skills, and work together to promote child rights and protection.
  • Children’s / youth groups who are working to strengthen child protection risks in the community has increased by 6.6% from 59.3%.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 212 youth learned about life skills such as hygiene, gender equality, and family planning, helping them to make healthy decisions now and in the future.
  • Children participated fully in hygiene and sanitation related activities to create a safe learning environment for both boys and girls. Girls were involved in making sanitary and reusable pads at schools.

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.

  • 659 people learned about the environment and the effects of climate change on their community, raising their awareness of local issues so they can take action for themselves and their children.
  • 660 farmers learned about improved crop production and storage methods, pest control, and seed management, helping them grow more and earn a better living for their families.
  • 100% of children and young people who attended our life skills training completed the course, empowering them with new skills and confidence for the future.

  • 100% of community members went to our child protection sessions, to help change attitudes and behaviors on issues like female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other harmful local practices.
  • 500 caregivers in our program now better understand the harmful impacts of physical and emotional punishment and know how to use positive discipline, helping to protect boys and girls from abuse.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Organized a two days spiritual camp called ‘‘Identity in Christ’’ - 700 children participated in memory verse recitation, praying, singing, reading the Bible and games and Bible quiz competitions. 100 children were awarded for their exceptional participation.

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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