Support to Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children Households

“Empowering Orphans and other Vulnerable Children Households in Kibaale District with sustainable livelihoods”


PROJECT SUPPORTED BY,
CIVIL SOCIETY FUND

Civil Society Fund Technical Management Agent/ Monitoring & Evaluation Agent

Chemonics International Inc.
5A John Babiiha Road (formerly Acacia Avenue), Kololo
PO Box 22684, Kampala, Uganda
Telephone: +256(0)312 266278/9/80/81
E-mail address: info@csf.or.ug


Civil Society Fund Finance Management Agent
Deloitte Uganda Limited
1st Floor Rwenzori House
1 Lumumba Avenue
P O Box 10314 Kampala
Tel +256 424 343850/340062
Email csf@deloitte.co.ug / info@csf.or.ug


Introduction:

KCSON with financial support from Civil Society Fund (CSF) is implementing (since Jan 2009) a project titled; ‘Empowering Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC) households with sustainable livelihood’.   Under this project, KCSON is the Lead agency and 4 partners are sub granted to carry out activities on behalf of KCSON and these are;


The Core Program Areas supported include:

CPA I- Socio-economic Security,
CPA II-Food Security and Nutrition,
CPA III-Care and Support,
CPA V- Education,
CPA VI- psychosocial Support,
CPA IX-Child Protection

 

Objectives of the project:



Number of OVC served so far under the project per Sub County:

District

Sub County

OVC served

percentage

Male

Female

Total

Kibaale

Kyebando

256

244

500

25.1%

Mabaale

245

257

502

25.2%

Mugarama
Bwamiramira
Nyamarunda

227

245

472

23.8%

Kagadi
Ruteete

 

265

 

246

 

511

 

25.8%


Below are the achievements so far under the CPAs served.

CPA I- Socio-economic Security,


OVC caregivers collecting coffee seedlings for planting as a long lasting income generating activity
OVC caregivers collecting coffee seedlings for planting
as a long lasting income generating activity
.



CPA 2.Food security and Nutrition

CPA 3.Care and support



CPA 5.Education

OVC receiving stationary at KDFA office in Kagadi
OVC receiving stationary at KDFA office in Kagadi.


CPA 6.Psychosocial support.


CPA 9.Child protection

KCSON OVC Partner RUPAD in a child protection
sensitization meeting with caregivers
KCSON OVC Partner RUPAD in a child protection
sensitization meeting with caregivers.



Linkages and referrals

Other service providers in the district such as World Vision (WV) were identified and referrals have been encouraged under this project. Referral forms were designed and distributed to all implementing partners.
KCSON also provides networking function of OVC activities through bringing together different service providers through review meetings and other avenues
The coordinator KCSON is a member of the district OVC committee and thus represents views of the service providers.
At sub county level, the implementing organizations liaise with the sub county authorities for coordination of OVC activities.
The local leaders are also involved at the grass roots level and other centres like the church, Mosque are all involved in mobilization of OVC activities.


Coordination and collaboration with the district

KCSON works hand in hand with the district in the implementation of OVC activities as below;



SUSTAINABILITY INTERVENTIONS

We have put in place the following interventions to ensure that the project is sustained when CSF funding is no longer available;



Lessons learnt



Best practices



Constraints during the course of implementation



Recommendations


Success Story 1

PIG REARING RAISES HOPE FOR OVC IN KIBAALE

I could not imagine that pig rearing could  save the livelihood of my family, say s Nsiganigagwa Wilberforce  a 52  year old widower of  Nyakaibingo  village  Kagadi sub county  Ruboona parish (Now in  Ruteete sub county ) who looks after  seven orphans.

Iam one of the orphans and vulnerable children caregivers who hosted a piglet multiplication site and received two pigs (a boar and a sow) in 2009 from Kibaale District Farmers Association.

The first time the sow furrowed nine piglets of which I gave out three to other caregivers and sold the rest at a cost of fifteen fetching me ninety thousand shillings. I used part of this money to pay school fees for my daughter who is in senior one and also bought books for my other orphans.

The second time the sow furrowed ten piglets of which I have given out seven to my other OVC caregivers  and Iam still  raising up the three of which  I plan to sell  off and buy  a second hand bicycle to help me in fetching water and feed for my animals. I am grateful to the funders and I hope my fellow care givers will get maximum benefit from the piglets they have got from my site.

Pig and pigletsNsiganigagwa Wilberforce, a caregiver and his OVC standing in front of their Pig sty constructed with CSF funds
Nsiganigagwa Wilberforce, a caregiver and his OVC standing in front of their Pig sty constructed with CSF funds.

Success Story 2

"I am now a model household and am proud I can feed my orphans despite being a woman" remarks Nyangoma Joyce a mother of two orphans after hosting an evaluation team during the monitoring and evaluation exercise. KCSON under the CSF supports caregivers with high quality agricultural inputs. Nyangoma Joyce is one of beneficiaries who received high quality banana suckers from RUPAD- an implementing partner of the CSF project. She has a reason to be proud because on top of having enough food for her children she sells suckers of high quality to the neighbors hence receiving some income.

Nyangoma Joyce one of the OVC caregivers that has benefited from CSF food and security component in her banana plantation
Nyangoma Joyce one of the OVC caregivers that has benefited from CSF food and security component in her banana plantation.



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