Kitgum

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Projects operating in Kitgum, Uganda
The Kitgum office opened in October of 2005 to respond to the emergency internall displaced person (IDP) problem created by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) presence in the region. The first sector it implemented was water sanitation, but its work has since grown to include the following projects:

 


Rural Development Project

Location: Kitgum, Sembabule, and Katakwi, Uganda

Funded by: Church of Sweden, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, FinnChurchAid and German National Committee

This integrative project run in Kitgum, Sembabule and Katakwi includes projects in multiple sectors that highlight our country strategy. The main activities include:

  • HIV and AIDS: HIV and AIDS sensitizations for community based educators and care givers, recreational activities supported, home care kits provided, seed distribution to PLWAs households and HCT/VCT
  • Water and Sanitation: Drilling and rehabilitation of boreholes, training of water and sanitation committees, hygiene and sanitation sensitization meetings, installation of water harvesting tanks and of latrines in schools
  • Vulnerable children: Provision of schools fees, scholastic materials and transport to schools for children, HIV and AIDS awareness, youth camps, provision of planting materials to vulnerable children’s households, training of local leaders in child rights, and counseling of children and caregivers
  • Food security: Production of fruit and wood tree seedlings for distribution to households, support to income generating activities, promotion of school feeding activities, provision of seeds for food crops, and farm implememnts for plowing

 


Okora Sustainable Community Project
Funded by First Congregational United Church of Christ

This project is designed to address difficult questions about the root causes of poverty. Through collaboration, the project helps the people of Okora discover durable solutions, and support the development of a community where people are empowered to claim their right to dignified life through the following activities:

  • Trainings on Farming as a Business, Savings and Credit skills, and the input of relevant materials
  • Supporting schools with recreational and classroom equipment and the establishment of school gardens
  • Facilitation of the VHTs distribute information and sanitation kits
  • Construction of Rocket Lorena Stoves and promotion of tree planting

Energy

Location: Kitgum

Funded by: European Union through Church of Sweden

This project aims to increase access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services by focusing on renewable energy solutions and measures through the following activities:

  • Trainings of LWF staff, CERPs and community members on energy saving cooking practices, nutrition, natural resource management, nursery bed, woodlot and orchard establishment and management
  • Trainings and constructions of Rocket Lorena Stoves
  • Establishment of school eco clubs
  • Distribution of seedlings

 

 

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