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: 2019

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.

  • 1,620 children learned ways to keep themselves safe after attending peace clubs.
  • 200 parents had training from child protection committees in positive-discipline skills and protecting children.
  • Thanks to collaborations among governments and groups to protect children better, 75% of children feel their community is a safe place. Over 178 community members were trained on ways to keep kids safer and their responsibilities to protect children, and 22% more households are aware of a child protection committee in their community.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 424 households diversified their diets after improving their agricultural technologies, and now children are healthier.
  • 1,200 households had training in energy-saving stoves, which helped them provide food for their children.
  • A community partnership helped a primary school build a small water system as well as water points throughout the community.

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.

  • 4,500 children participated in school competitions where they learned about children's rights and child protection.
  • 5,829 children improved their reading and writing skills after 154 teachers had training in creating teaching materials.

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.

  • 2,903 children participated in 2 spiritually-nurturing camps, where they memorized Bible verses, prayed and sang.
  • 1,892 children participated in a Bible quiz competition and 890 children received a Bible as a prize
  • At schools, 22 spiritual nurture clubs are engaging kids with Bible reading, prayer, and experiences of God's love. Two Christian camps for 2,903 children furthered their spiritual growth, helping them become positive agents of change in their schools and churches. Sunday school teachers were equipped to lead kids' spiritual activities through school clubs.

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

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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 11 years.
Kalongo, Uganda is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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