CONTINUATION ON RELIEF AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMME
|Lead farmers practicing their skills gained in setting their demonstration gardens|
|Caritas staff with some of the beneficiaries of goats in Palabek Settlement|
o Distributed 1, 240 chicken to 620 households in Zone 7 and host community
o Formed and Trained 30 VSLAs on record keeping, constitutional development and group dynamics reaching out to 750 HHs and members of the group have developed their Group bye laws developments to govern functionality of the group. They were later supported with a grant worth UGx 500,000 each as start-up capital.
o The 40 (M-20, F-20) youth enrolled for tailoring and building and concrete practices (BCP) respectively at Padibe vocational school. Most of them were able to testify and show case evidences of the changes themselves as shown with some of the products made.
|Refugees and host community students undertaking vocational skill training in Padibe Vocatioal School|
o Caritas supported 50 Persons with Special Needs (PSNs) with energy saving stoves. In addition 40 refugee community have acquired skills on moulding energy saving stoves to reduce on the depletion of forests and trees for wood fuel, charcoal and construction poles.
o The project provided 300 slabs and 900 treated logs as latrine construction materials at household level. This was followed by the recruitment of 18 hygiene promoters who provided door -to-door hygiene campaigns and promotes best practices to the refugee community.
o Supported establishment of 5 Hygiene Clubs in Unity, Beyo-goya and Atepi Primary, Apeita, Unity and Lugede primary Schools to improve on hygiene and sanitation levels in schools considering children as agent of change in the community where they come from.
o Conducted community hygiene and sanitation best practices in the community. Sensitization provided effective community awareness campaigns on why, how, where, who and when community members are able to use water and latrine effectively.o Identified and trained in total of 18 Hygiene Promoters on best hygiene practices promoting best hygiene practices across zone 7 in the 8 blocks.
o Facilitated two Community Hygiene promotion campaigns among 640 refugees.
o Two (2) hygiene and sanitation campaigns through interactive competitions (Football and Netball competition0) where water, sanitation and hygiene messages are share before and after each competition.
Project: To contribute to the humanitarian needs of the south Sudanese refugees in Lamwo through an integrated approach by improving welfare and ensure minimum living conditions.
|Project Duration||Jan 2017-Dec 2017|
o To contribute to the humanitarian needs of the south Sudanese refugees in Lamwo through an integrated approach by improving welfare and ensure minimum living conditions. Implemented activities:
o 12 Hygiene promoters were identified and trained on their roles and responsibilities and are actively promoting hygiene and sanitation in the refugee settlement (zone 7). Protective gears were provided in the form of gumboots and Masks to the hygiene promoterso 80 settlement leaders were sensitized on the basic hygiene practices in order to reduce WASH related infections .
o 100 participants comprising school teachers and pupil’s representatives were trained on school sanitation Hygiene, clubs established in 5 schools in Palabek Oglili and Palace Gem sub counties where they received items such as and hygiene.
o The 180 youths were identified and registered and were both from the refugees and the host community. They attended vocational skills training at Padibe vocational skill training school
o 1,210 refugees and host community were identified, registered and benefited from agricultural inputs to improve on the food security rather than relying purely of relief food .
o Trained 120 lead farmers 36 from Host communities and 84 from refuges on modern best agronomic practices and active rolling out the skills through setting of demonstration gardens.
o 1,200 households from both refugees and host community received farm inputs which comprised of local peas, hoes, harvesting bags, dodo seeds and post harvest handling bags.
o 2,000 PSNs from zone 7 received items such as basins, plates, cups, saucepans, second hand clothes, charcoal stoves, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans towards meeting their basic needs.
During the course of implementation, a number of challenges/risks were encountered as below;
o Threats from some of the perpetrators of child rights violation especially defilement on local leaders and Caritas staff.
o Unwillingness of some of the victims of violence and sexual abuses to report cases to the authorities making many cases to go unreported. We have continued to create awareness on the dangers of not reporting such criminal cases.
o The prevalence of GBV (Gender Based Violence), majorly in violence and psychological forms leading to separation of the parents in many households contributing to other forms of child rights violation such as neglect, sexual abuse and denial of education. We have also continued to create awareness on the negative impact of GBV onto children.
o The absence of sitting chief magistrate for Pader is hindering effective response and prevention to child rights violation. There is need to continue to lobby for a placement of a magistrate in Pader district.
o The SAGE national roll out plan did include Nwoya District and therefore that made networking and collaboration with local structures challenges.
o Inconsistency in effecting timely verification, registration and enrolment of targeted SAGE beneficiaries has caused anxiety, doubt and confusion among the OPs. This has been partly addressed by the DSSTs and district officials SAGE during their radio programmes and meeting.
o Delay by Lower Local Government officials in documenting and reporting on SAGE administration forms has resulted in the districts of Gulu/Omoro and Amuru not meeting the provided targets per sub-county as in the plan of the Roll-out of the Expanding Social Protection being supported by well-minded donors including Irish Aid and DFID among others. It is hoped that with the establishment of the Regional SAGE Coordination office in Gulu for the Acholi Sub-Region such anomalies will explicitly be addressed.
o The local leaders and civil servants have been conducting GBV case management and prevention work, in the absence of any NGO project whenever the need arises.
o Social Protection training facilitated by National Social Protection Platform through Uganda Reached the Aged Association built the understanding of local government officials and leaders on accountability mechanisms for citizen participation while proving opportunity for Information campaigns on rights and entitlements to access existing social .protection programmes and services
Way forward and recommendations
o Drug and alcohol consumption is still a challenge, A lot more needs to be done to address this vice which contributes a lot to domestic violence and poverty.
o We ensure we bring on board leaders who are supportive even when the facilitation isn’t there to make the community understand that the work being done is for their own good.
o GBV cases are deeply rooted in culture and tradition and it makes difficult to reduce without concerted efforts. Therefore the entire stakeholder be involved in the fight.
o There are an increased in production and productivity of agricultural produce, but there are challenges in marketing and value addition. Future partnerships should focus more on the value addition and collective marketing of the farmers produce in order to enable them get better profits.
o Continuous sensitization of community and collaboration with local authorities to apprehend the victims and also disseminated findings of land conflict research to stakeholders from Sub Counties so together we generate working solutions based on this report.; Continuous sensitization on health implication of poor sanitation and hygiene practices and also supported Sub County in bye-law formulation on sanitation and hygiene in the community.