Why World Vision is in Uganda

Comprehensive closures at certain points in 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 kept death rates in Viet Nam low but increased poverty as many people lost their sources of income. When schools went remote, many children living in rural areas or with disabilities couldn’t access classes any longer, increasing their risk of things like dropping out and child marriage, which increase the difficulty of leaving poverty behind. On top of the pandemic’s socioeconomic impact, months of storms and torrential rains inflicted the worst damages the country has suffered in decades. Millions of people’s homes and livelihoods were lost, crops and livestock were destroyed, and extra resources to repair and rebuild were desperately needed. Thanks to strong partnerships, World Vision staff were able to serve many of the most vulnerable communities with relief and support in response to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the natural disasters. We promoted government advocacy efforts to help protect children from violence and harm during this time of increased vulnerabilities. As programs adapted to the changing measures, families were reached with parenting classes and staff visited vulnerable households to help keep kids protected and thriving.

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.

  • Faith leaders were equipped to respond to community needs after learning about gender-based violence and harmful family practices. In one area, nearly 300 faith leaders worked with lawmakers to create policies that protect children, particularly against child marriage.
  • Community members learned about child rights, how to report violations against children, and how to help keep kids safe. Children also took part in forums where they discussed their concerns and issues that impact them.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Children and their families learned about the importance of personal hygiene and sanitation practices, such as proper hand washing. Some households built hand-washing stations for the first time.
  • Mothers and caregivers learned about better nutrition for their kids, including how to prepare healthy meals using local ingredients. Their children's growth was also monitored, so that children who are malnourished could receive proper treatment and support.

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.

  • More than 15,000 girls and boys were able to improve their reading, writing, and math skills through community centers staffed by parent volunteers. They also received new resources such as books and instructional materials. In addition, teachers learned new child-friendly teaching methods to better support kids' education.

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.


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


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