Uganda: Budde Kalamba

Budde Kalamba'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.

  • 1,226 youth joined training activities and worked with local leaders to promote child protection and peace.
  • 297 faith leaders engaged with lawmakers to formalize protection for children, especially against child marriage.
  • Community dialogues to improve kids' wellbeing involved 2,041 people, and child protection units, with 75 members each, have been formed to follow up on issues. Now, 75% of people believe their communities are safe for their children, and over 300 families have learned positive parenting skills.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 5,630 children were screened for growth and health issues to ensure improved access and usage of health services.
  • 750 students received training in good hygiene and sanitation, to develop habits that prevent infection and disease.
  • All of the schools in the program area upgraded their latrines to be disability-friendly and equipped with menstrual hygiene management. Members of 26 hygiene and sanitation clubs trained their peers on making soap and reusable sanitary pads.

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.

  • 548 pupils enrolled in literacy activities, and caregivers promoted reading at home to help their children succeed.
  • 1,510 boys and girls learned life skills to increase their potential and future livelihood opportunities.

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.

  • 840 families participated in parenting sessions, to help children receive love and to help reduce child abuse.
  • 200 youth attended a conference on prayer and God's word, to nurture and strengthen their spiritual growth.
  • Discussions for 297 interfaith leaders centered on ending violence and child marriages. In 26 clubs at schools, 1,000 children take part in activities that grow their faith, and 46 churches learned ways to keep kids safer from violence as well as to teach child-appropriate Bible lessons.

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

Budde Kalamba

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 Budde Kalamba, Uganda

In Budde Kalamba, the climate is warm and tropical, with colder temperatures during the dry season. The regional landscape varies from forests to savanna to swamps. Many families here live in mud-brick homes with tin or thatched roofs and typically eat rice, millet, groundnuts and vegetables. Communities continue to struggle with social challenges due to HIV and AIDS. 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 8 years.
Budde Kalamba, Uganda is in Phase 2


  • 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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