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  • Fund for War-Affected Children and Youth in Northern Uganda
  • c/o Mary Page
  • 140 S. Dearborn Suite 1100
  • Chicago, Illinois 60603
  •  Phone: 504.314.2714
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 Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD) is a voluntary indigenous NGO started in the year 2000 and registered with the Uganda National NGO Board in 2004. FAPAD’s vision is of a peaceful society in which all respect each other’s rights. FAPAD exists to protect and promote human rights, strengthen systems and structures of governance for improved service delivery and to improve household food and income security for sustainable livelihood in Lango Sub region, Northern Uganda. Currently, FAPAD work covers eight (08) districts of Lango sub region namely; Lira, Kole, Amolatar, Alebtong, Dokolo, Otuke, Oyam and Apac implementing all the three thematic focus/objectives. Agriculture in northern Uganda presents tremendous potential for providing employment opportunities and improving livelihoods, particularly amongst youth, women, and small-scale farmers. However, constraints such as limited skills and inputs coupled with limited use of post harvest technologies, and low market participation still affect the successes of agro-enterprises in northern Uganda. FAPAD hopes to mitigate some of these challenges with funding support worth USD 20,000 from Uganda Fund within a period of one year. This project will target at least 200 direct beneficiaries in 10 groups from Amolatar district. In Lango region. There is an average of 05 people per household, implying that approximately 1000 people will indirectly benefit from the project. FAPAD will invest time and other resources in building the skills of the youth around tailored-made feasible agricultural initiatives, provide start-up kits and offer basic financial and leadership skills training, among others. As a sustainability plan, FAPAD will introduce Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) methodology for all the project target groups which will act as a uniting factor for the groups. The project will ensure active engagement of Community Peace Promoters (CPPs) whose capacities are built to sensitize communities, mediate land conflicts, monitor projects and report cases to the relevant authorities.  FAPAD believes its implementation plan for the proposed project will result in to a peaceful, healthy and ecomonically vibrant youth who will be effective citizens towards poverty allieviation, hence contributing to enhanced livelihoods opportunities for war affected youth in post conflict Lango Sub region.

 Trans-cultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO-Uganda) is a non-governmental organization (NGO)  working as a rights based NGO supporting and working with local communities, CSOs and Government to meet the social protection, psychosocial, livelihoods, education and mental needs of vulnerable people. TPO currently implements projects in the Acholi, Lango, Teso, Karamoja and the West Nile sub-regions, and in the Ankole sub-region, which is a none conflict area but stricken by poverty, HIV &AIDS and sexual violence. With a one year grant worth USD 20,000 from Uganda Fund, TPO will implement a project aimed at contributing to enhancement of livelihood opportunities for war affected youths mainly acting as an information exchange and coordinating centre for facilitating access to livelihoods with a blend of psychosocial education and life skills in Kitgum and Gulu districts of Acholi sub-region. The project will target a total of 10 youth groups of 300 out of school youths between the age of 15 and 30 years and small-scale farmers. The secondary beneficiaries will include all the household members of the youth targeted; to the tune of approximately 1500 household members. To promote enterprise development mainly on agriculture with particular focus on animal husbandry, agro-processing and marketing activities, TPO will design and conduct group based and tailored trainings. The youth will   acquire relevant livelihood skills and competences in three main areas namely: Leadership and Financial Literacy; Enterprise Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) and Advance Business Training (ABT). Each group will be awarded a small grant based on the business plans developed and supported to improve their Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) scheme. The Project team shall be responsible for monitoring programmatic and financial compliance and ascertaining value for money, and will prepare reports at prescribed intervals that shall be shared with Uganda Fund. TPO believes that this project will improve the socio-economic status of vulnerable youths and their households Consequently, the war affected youths will become self-sustaining in terms of household incomes, food security, and improved nutrition as well as empowered to undertake agricultural production as a business to earn a living.

Forum for Community Transformation (FCT) started its operation in 2008 as a local group called Anaka Youth Forum initiated by 30 youths to implement income generating activities to eradicate poverty among members of the group. In 2011, the organization registered with the National NGO Board as a local NGO. The core mandates of FCT are; to promote and sensitize on women’s rights, advocate for rights to education and empowering the youth, women and small holder farmers through sustainable livelihoods. From the inception to date, through the unique reflection action approach, the organization has registered increased production and income among the youth and small holder farmers, reduced gender based violence, and improved involvement of the youth and women in decision making processes. With a one year grant worth USD 20,000 from Uganda Fund, FCT hopes to replicate the same approach to successfully implement this project. The project shall work with 12 youth groups previously supported with a grant from Uganda Fund in Gulu and Amuru districts. The secondary beneficiaries will include all the family members of the youths targeted by the project to a tune of 1500 family members.  The project will support groups with already basic entrepreneurial and leadership skills providing them with refresher capacity building packages in leadership and governance, best agronomic practices including marketing and post-harvest handling; Enterprise Selection, Planning and Management (SPM). Each group will be awarded supplementary grants to boost their income based on the business plans developed and supported to improve their Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) scheme. FCT shall develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the project that will be used to support tracking of progress of the project, as well as supporting monthly and quarterly monitoring of the project implementation. The Community Intermediaries (CIs) based at the grass root will conduct continued mentorship and routine follow-up of the beneficiaries during the project life. It is envisaged that after the project, the youth groups shall have increased household income, make informed decisions about their lives, define their destiny and participate in decision making processes. At the society level, the project will build a critical mass of development entrepreneurs, future leaders who are passionate of societal development they will grow to inherit.

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  •  Fund for War-Affected Children and Youth in Northern Uganda
  • c/o Mary Page
  • 140 S. Dearborn Suite 1100
  • Chicago, Illinois 60603
  •  Phone: 504.314.2714
  •  info@ugandafund.org

 

 

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  •  Uganda Fund
    Plot 3 Erinayo Oryema Road
    Kanyagoga
    P.O. Box 1541
    Gulu, Uganda
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