- More than 75% of Uganda’s population is below the age of 30, with the country having one of the highest youth unemployment rates at 13.3%-the number of youths actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- As a result of this, there is a significant multiplier effect of generational poverty and many people in Uganda suffer severe poverty with no hope to improve their situation and become sustainable even in the most basic needs for food, sanitation and health resources.
- COVID-19 has hit Uganda’s vulnerable extremely hard. As a result of social distancing and restrictions to mobilise, remote communities in particular with vulnerable families are affected mainly by the lack of access to income, sanitary care, food security and medical attention. This is in addition to the existing issues surrounding poverty within the country so the need for support is urgent.
The covid-19 response project operates in collaboration with parasocial workers to identify vulnerable households within Ignaga District to determine the support needs and address the homes with food security, sanitary care and medical support. We aim to monitor the families closely over a two month period to guide them on how to how maintain their reusable sanitary pads, cultivate their land to generate income and use best practices to alleviate any form of waste and build on a nutritious diet for optimum health.
1 year sanitary care and facilitation to learn how to maintain and care for it.
1 month staple food supply
Sustainability offering seeds and skills to cultivate land
Parasocial worker support with medical support
Monitoring and Evaluation follow up care & support
So far we have supported 50 families (with an average of 5 people per household), estimated at 250 people in total with our covid-19 response project on a budget of £5000.
We can help hundreds of more families with your support! PLEASE DONATE TODAY!
With an investment into our Covid-19 project today, not only will you positively impact the lives of the beneficiaries but also our youth staff/volunteers who work tirelessly to support people within their communities. Your donations are a great source of hope to empower the youth to become more motivated and build positive images for the future, to innovate with fresh new ideas and pick up new skills and to take on new responsibilities.
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