Morungatuny Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

20 new savings groups were created to help farmers manage their income and better provide for their children. 100 households received seeds to grow nutrient-rich beans and vegetables that provide important nutrition for their children. 50 farmers were trained on using improved farming methods such as mulching and field preparation to increase their crop yields. Farmers also learned about preserving food for the non-harvest months. World Vision partnered with Heifer International to teach 30 households how to use renewable biogas energy, rather than cut down more trees for fuel. Biogas is a renewable resource that is produced by processing manure, sewage, and food waste. We partnered with the health department to deliver essential vaccines to children. World Vision focused on lowering malnutrition for children under age 5 by training health teams to identify at-risk children, keep track of their progress with scales and growth charts, and teach their parents about preparing nutritious meals. As a result of this campaign, 101 malnourished children were identified for rehabilitation. 50 health staff were trained on providing quality prenatal care so women would be able to deliver healthy babies. As part of their prenatal visits, nurses taught women about preventing the transmission of HIV from mothers to children. To protect women and children from waterborne illnesses we trained 43 villages on hygiene and sanitation practices. Emergency management committees were educated about adapting to climate change and mitigating natural disasters. They taught children in eight schools about these topics. 245 children from seven schools attended life skills education classes that introduced them to children's rights by using drama, poetry, and small group discussions.

Cross-cutting issues

|Protection|Disability|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Uganda>Katakwi

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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