Kawempe Programme Unit
Communities: 6 communities
Kampala is the only urban district in the country and is also the capital city of the country. The city centre is mainly industrial while the suburbs are dominated by small scale industries and agricultural production.
Plan started working here in 1994 - mainly in the division of Kawempe. Today sponsorship has been phased out and programmes in the area are grant funded .
Legal rights for people affected with HIV and AIDS
As a result of HIV and AIDS, a number of women, girls and orphans face challenges including violation of their rights. In response to this, Plan together with the Association of Women Lawyers in Uganda has been supporting families in various aspects that include protection from property grabbing by relatives, will writing and raising peoples’ awareness about rights and laws concerning children.
Improving children’s healthcare
Many health centres are not able to handle emergency cases due to lack of facilities like drips and beds - so most parents keep their sick children at home, putting their children’s lives at risk.
Plan is supporting the construction of a children’s ward at one of the health centres which will reduce congestion at the main health centre and provide better healthcare services to many children in this community.
Early childhood care and development
Plan works closely with parents and teachers in Kawempa to ensure proper guidance for all children both at school and within their communities. With Plan’s support, an early childhood care and development centre was built where residents send their children to learn and play.
The centre works to help children grow and develop and also prepares them for formal education. Parents, with support from Plan, are able to make local play materials for children which are aimed at boosting their social, mental, and physical development.
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