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Goal 1
Help children achieve basic numeracy, literacy and life skills
Goal 2
Improve the health of children and families
Water and hygiene

Improving access to clean water

World Vision has helped build 12 additional boreholes in Nabukalu, which now serve 600 households, contributing to year-round access to safe drinking water for 99 percent of the community. 


Improving the quality of education in Nabukalu

Ten new classrooms have been built across five schools to create an improved learning environment. Students no longer have to sit on the floor now that 450 desks have been provided.

To help improve students' literacy and numeracy skills, 740 text books, 1,701 English books and 1,315 storybooks in local language have been provided.


Increasing school attendance through a back-to-school campaign

Local leaders have promoted the importance of education, with support from World Vision. Parents are learning the benefits of sending their children to school instead of work, and school enrolment has increased with 339 new students in 2017.

A school feeding program is helping to improve children's nutrition and student retention rates.


Helping families develop resilient livelihoods

World Vision has partnered with the district agricultural department to deliver community training in climate-smart agriculture and improved farming techniques. Modern irrigation techniques have been introduced, to reduce reliance on regular rainfall for food production.

Savings groups have been created in parent care groups, promoting household savings skills and improving resilience.


Thank you for your generous support of the Nabukalu community

Nabukalu is a rural area in Eastern Uganda — one of the poorest countries in the world. Many families in the region are unable to grow enough food and often children, especially girls, drop out of primary school to either work in the fields and help at home, or to get married.

A lack of access to clean water and hygienic toilets means that children are particularly vulnerable to diseases like diarrhoea. With only three health facilities in the region, all of which are under-resourced, children commonly do not receive the medical attention they need when they become ill.


Meet the community

In Nabukalu, many children, parents and teachers are unaware of a child's right to education. This means that many children leave school before grade six and lack basic numeracy and literacy skills. However, the community is eager to make the changes needed to ensure their children have a brighter future. With your help, we are working to increase school enrolment and attendance, as well as improving the quality of education in the Nabukalu region. We're also strengthening the healthcare system and educating the community about the link between hygiene and their health.

How we can make a difference

Help children achieve basic numeracy, literacy and life skills

Your contribution can help to make a lasting difference. Together we can help to improve the quality of education for children across the Nabukalu region by:

  • Building hygienic toilet facilities and improving teaching and learning resources at primary schools
  • Facilitating teacher training and providing technical support and supervision
  • Creating literacy programs that improve children's exam results, school retention rates and future job opportunities
  • Strengthening the management capabilities of school committees
  • Raising awareness about children's right to education, particularly for girls, to discourage child marriage

Improve the health of children and families

Many families in Nabukalu lack access to necessary medical services. Your support can help to provide parents and their children with greater health facilities by:

  • Improving access to clean water and educating community members about how to maintain and operate new boreholes and water points
  • Increasing access to toilets while also educating community members about the importance of hygienic practices
  • Conducting child nutrition training for mothers and other caregivers
  • Increasing access to testing, counselling and treatment for HIV and AIDS
  • Training village health workers to improve the quality of healthcare available
  • Running monthly health outreach services and improving access to immunisations, antenatal care and child growth monitoring, in collaboration with the government

Hear from Stephen, Nabukalu Development Facilitator

Amos’ first day of school

Amos is one of 339 children who have recently started school in the Nabukalu community, following an education campaign conducted by local leaders with support from World Vision.

‘‘It is my first time to sit in class. It feels so good. I will work very hard in my studies and become a doctor in future when I grow up,’’ eight-year-old Amos shares. “At last, I also have a chance and opportunity to study and learn new things like other children in my community.”

Before the education campaign, many children like Amos helped their parents by working in the fields or grazing animals. A significant drought at the beginning of 2017 made matters worse, causing a serious drop in household food production. Parents could no longer afford to provide basic school materials for their children, so even more children began to drop out of school.

World Vision partnered with the district agricultural department to deliver a series of community training sessions in climate-smart agriculture and improved farming techniques, to help improve household resilience and return food production to levels where parents could once again afford to send their children to school.

Our staff also spoke to parents about the importance of children’s education, in a campaign to get more children like Amos to school for the first time. Now the total number of children attending primary school in the area is 3,485 – even higher than it had been before the drought.

This fantastic story is just the beginning. The change your support makes is real. Together we’re making a difference for the people of Nabukalu.

Stephen Watulo

Nabukalu Development Facilitator

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