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Funding and volunteers needed for the vulnerable in Amolatar, Uganda

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Bridge of Hope Organisation (BOHO)

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

Bridge Of Hope Organization is a non-governmental and non-political organization, not affiliated to any religious denomination founded to create and develop programs for supporting and uplifting vulnerable children, youth and women within the district of Amolatar and, eventually, the whole of Uganda.

The creation of BOHO reflects a great concern about the need to address the lack of opportunities within rural communities in Northern Uganda and later country wide. In these areas poverty was exacerbated by a more than two decade war by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). There is high rate of poverty which manifests itself in very poor standards of living, poor education at all levels, poor health, and poor infrastructure, lack of social and legal protection of vulnerable children. There are early marriages of girls in these districts and school girls form the highest population of dropouts. There is however to our dismay no any intervention to curb the above problems.

BOHO proposes to address these needs through developing and strengthening the capacities of vulnerable children, youth, and women in terms of social protection, health, livelihood and education, aiming at increasing income levels. We strongly believe that unleashing the potential of organized vulnerable children, youth and women is the way forward towards health, sustainable rural development and, ultimately, the eradication of poverty in our communities.

What is your project and how will it help?

The project is: Creation of Sustainable Source of Income to Vulnerable Children.

Amolatar district, being a pellucid with landing sites all round and high number of Orphans and other vulnerable children with reckless and very poor lifestyles, needs immediate intervention to curb down the challenges of OVCs.

The OVCs in Amolatar district do not have access to health facilities as they are very expensive and far from them. They lack food to sustain the family (child mothers) and scholastic materials and financial support for education. They lack sustainable source of income and many other social needs. Some of these children cannot move far to access social facilities necessary for them as a result of their disability status, others feel they are hopeless as they are looked at as dead end of wood by the community. Mothers cannot afford to buy food, clothes, soap, paraffin and salt for the family as they don’t have any source of income and they see no future in themselves.

Child vulnerability is majorly caused by poverty, armed conflict, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Early marriages are exacerbating the problem of child mothers who are not only vulnerable to themselves, but also give birth to children who become vulnerable to various threats, eventually sustain a vulnerability cycle through generations.

Strategies and objectives:
• There will be a deliberate effort by this organization to supply agricultural inputs to OVCs and their care givers so that they can raise food for themselves
• Modern agricultural practices will be taught to these OVCs and their care givers
• Bridge of Hope Organization will open up a vocational training school where these OVCs can get trainings in various courses to raise income for themselves
• They will be trained and promoted to form VSLA
BOHO will link these OVCs to market for their agricultural products through group marketing
• Value addition for some of their products will be added and promoted

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Other people can partner with us through:

• Funding this project activities
• Volunteering by working with us during implementation of this project
• Donating inputs and facilities that are required for implementation of this project and supplying resources and documentations.

Please detail the resources that you need.

The total project fund being requested is 1,036,455,000/= (Uganda Shillings)
That is US$ 414,582 with Exchange rate of 2500 UGX = US$ 1

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Children, youth and family welfare; all (7)


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