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Africare began operations in Uganda in 1979. From 1979 until 1982 Africare provided development support despite the lack of an office in the country, and Africare/Uganda established its office in 1996.
Over its history, Africare/Uganda has implemented projects addressing…
• Agriculture & Food Security
• HIV & AIDS
• Infrastructure Development
• Orphans and Vulnerable Children
• Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
• Women’s Empowerment
Africare/Uganda’s Portfolio Today:
National Hand-Washing Campaign
[$1,825,510 – United Nations Children’s Fund]
Technical Support to Orphans
[$703,325 – United States Agency for International Development]
Success in Uganda
On behalf of Uganda’s Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Africare’s Technical Support to Orphans project rolled out policies to ensure quality services to orphans and other vulnerable children in western Uganda’s nine local district governments. The project is working to strengthen the abilities of local governments, communities, civil society organizations and private sector systems to deliver holistic, high quality services to children in need.
Following baseline research and a pilot campaign, Africare also participated in the roll out of a National Hand-Washing Campaign in Uganda. As a result of lessons learned during the research and pilot phases, such as the recognition that school children are good change agents and the importance of involving district leaders, mothers and fathers, the project is achieving success. The project has trained 200,000 community members in hand washing with soap and other hygiene messaging.