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Enhancing the skills of Religious and Community Leaders, Uganda

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Samaritan for Child Action Network Uganda

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Leadership development is an effort that enhances the leader’s capacity to lead oneself, other individuals, groups and organizations.

Religious leaders can play a very central role in promoting social and economic reforms among the community. Religious leaders have additional roles to play in a society like Uganda besides the traditional roles (solemnising marriages, etc_. The biggest drawback that religious leaders suffer is their lack of proper training in leadership development and basic management information skills.

Among the problems they face are lack of technological knowledge, an inability to keep records or to plan comprehensively, and a lack of counselling techniques.

What is your project and how will it help?

The project will solve the main burden falling on helpless leaders who cannot adequately meet both their own needs as well as those of people in their community. The project will tailor the development of the religious leaders to local people who lack their services. Social negative circumstances that expose the leaders to incompetency and selfishness will also b e tackled. The challenges that confront the overwhelming number of community members who need their support will be solved. Delivery services that aim to have a stress free life which include strong understanding the reality of the world, self understanding and positive attitude will be secured.

The project will aim to;

1. Help religious leaders develop the skills necessary to identify and address their own development issues in an ongoing way.

2. Bring or make change that reflects the wishes of the people who are directly affected by related community problems.

3. Support and connect individuals, community and local groups who share the vision for common cause.

It is a pilot project and it will be implemented over a period of 3 months. At least 60 leaders and community volunteers (youth, women and men) will secure access to basic skills in how to combat the 3 stated challenges by using the available resources to meet them. SCAN Uganda showed that to encourage the Religious leaders to play a pro-active role in social AND economic reform, it is crucial that they be capacitated and economically empowered through leadership development and based management information training.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We are requesting up-scaling support of what we have already been doing for the last 2 years. SCAN-Uganda will therefore contribute its existing structures, facilities, services and partnerships so far established.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Fees for workshop facilitators US$ 720
Transport for SCAN Uganda training team US$ 200
Training documentation and materials US$ 50
Sub Total US$ 970


Facilitate workshop participants
Transport & Meals
Sub Total US$ 1,497

Radio announcement
Certificate award
Reports documentation
Sub Total US$ 426


Further information

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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Community development; Education and training


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