Uganda

Why World Vision is in Uganda


Alongside the pandemic’s challenges, in 2020 a series of flash floods and landslides displaced hundreds of Ugandans from their homes and farms. Many Ugandans lost their sources of income from pandemic-related closures, threatening parents’ abilities to provide well for their families. Children were more vulnerable to abuse or exploitation like child labor from the increased strain on families’ finances. Cases of domestic violence and teenage pregnancies also rose. Thanks to strong partnerships, we responded to families and communities hard-hit by the pandemic and its secondary effects. Virtual Chosen® events were able to happen, giving more kids the chance to choose sponsors and learn what empowerment feels like. Health centers and schools received handwashing stations and hygiene supplies, and community health workers learned how to lead contact tracing to prevent the virus’s spread. Spiritual leaders were equipped to mentor and guide families through the emotional and psychological difficulties of the pandemic through home visits and radio shows. Farmers received seedlings and trainings to start home vegetable gardens, so they could build resilience and maintain food security. They also accessed financial literacy programs to boost their job opportunities.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Uganda

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

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.

  • Parents and caregivers learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline children without physical or emotional punishment, helping to protect girls and boys from abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • In many communities, 100% of babies under age one who are supported by community health workers have been immunized, helping to protect them from preventable diseases like polio and measles.
  • Community health workers and volunteers completed prenatal and postnatal training and are now caring for pregnant women and newborns, helping more moms and babies stay healthy.
  • Local 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.

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.

  • Local volunteers attended literacy training. More children now go to after-school literacy activities, helping them to improve their reading skills.

Prayer Requests from Uganda

World Vision's staff in Uganda are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For God’s protection over children during this time of uncertainty.

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  • For parents and caregivers to be able to provide and care for their children.

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News from Uganda

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