Project information

Alleviating Poverty from deprived Communities.

To transform the livelihoods of the most deprived and marginalized poorest communities in Northern Uganda, under gone brutal war for almost three decades. To improve and support their welfare, quality of life through sustainable development, education and health awareness campaign against HIV/AIDS

Ongoing

Charity information: Africa Goodwill Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    The poorest families are struggling to recover from war raged for almost three decades by Joseph Kony (LRA), in post conflict areas of Northern Uganda. Infrastructures and the social economic fabric of the area has been destroyed. Children and young people have been the most affected leaving behind 2.5 million orphans having sadly missed their parents, education and other life skills. Young people now need to gain skills to maintain healthy living and make a future economic contribution.

    Solution

    Children from the poorest families, orphan bread winners, young mothers, and stigmatized youths and young people with disabilities will be identified for support. Peer support groups will raise rights awareness and provide training including business skills, access to credit and markets. Health awareness campaign and training will improve hygiene epidemic to combat the spread of deadly diseases especially HIV/AIDS for better health. Child protection is a strong element for this project.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve access to education, to generate sustainable income for their basic needs and welfare.

    Activities

    » By giving community access to skills training, they will gain knowledge to set up their own small enterprises. Provide scholarship to students.

    Success will be achieved when there is significant positive change in the lives of people affected by poverty.


    Aim 2

    To provide healthcare, education and counselling to those traumatized by past war and begin new life

    Activities

    » We will support our partners to provide vital HIV-related Services including prevention education. Install clean water system to reduce typhoid, etc

    Success will be by survey of villages to detail the level of spread of HIV, typhoid, cholera, malaria and other water related diseases before and after the project.


    Aim 3

    To decrease the incidence of unprotected sexual intercourse and the frequency of substance use.

    Activities

    » To increase the number of educators, raise awareness on the risk of unprotected sex and encourage those infected through counselling to get treatment.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The biggest change to the beneficiaries lives will be through improved access to health, rehabilitation, education, nutrition and income generating activities.
    We will demonstrate their success through reports from our partner, (FIRD), against agreed objectives and case studies of the changes in lives.
    Our impact is measured by the parts of the community that can now support themselves, by funding education and where disease is eliminated through our campaign and support.

    Risk

    Insufficient funding that we will review regularly by conducting regular meetings to find measures to reduce these risks through heightened fundraising activity to ensure adequate resources for the project.

    Reporting

    We will provide regular updates to our donors through email newsletters and on our website. The report will highlight the success and challenges of our work.
    Through day to day communication with Uganda and regular visits from the charity Director we are able to provide accurate reports to donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £39,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £24,000 Innovation Developing project. Education & Healthcare
      £6,500 Capacity Building Implementing.Training & Mentoring
      £5,500 Support & Inputs Income generating opportunities
      £3,500 Partners Staff salaries for local partners
  • Background

    Location

    The project covers the most deprived area of Northern Uganda where violence and conflict raged for almost three decades resulting in the displacement of of people into IDP Camps, creating severe poverty by destroying economic activity and sabotaging development . Most of these people are subsistence farmers who live a hand to hand mouth with no other means of income. The war left people suffered chronic economic and social problems that we struggle to overcome the vicious cycle of poverty.

    Beneficiaries

    The primary beneficiaries of this project will be the children of families who are now living in the remote villages having had their lives by violence. Many families were forced to go to "Internally Displaced People" (IDP) camps and have now returned to their villages with few possession and their land taken, houses burnt down . In the future entire communities will benefit from a whole generation having access to education provided by our projects.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been supporting survivors of conflict since 2008. hence we know the needs on the ground. We have experienced AGF staff with our partner, FIRD, for three years, strengthening the capacity of community members to rebuilt their lives to bring about long terms sustainability.
    We keep our costs as low as possible to ensure almost the entire income we have is directed to the projects. Our dynamic good relationship with our partner and community make us best placed to help them.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Dennis Odwe / Partner Director

    Dennis is our key local expert managing all our project streams. Responsible for planning, quality and integrity of all AGF work on the ground.

    Emmy Tonny

    Emmy is our Project Manager with vast experience in managing projects in the office of the Prime Minister as a Monitor and Evaluation officer.

    Richard Ameny / Director Of AGF

    Richard as a Director will plan and implement the project. He communicates with FIRD on a daily basis and frequently visit Uganda every year.

£100

Would save this family from 1$ a day

Poverty is thing of the past

Nelson Mandela