ChildFund Uganda has helped over 27,000 children and their families with cash transfers to buy food and other immediate needs during and before the outbreak of Covid-19.

Last year, ChildFund Uganda reached 204,567 people, including 123,152 children and 81,415 caregivers through various program interventions.  A total of 27,500 pupils from 23 schools and 2000 members from 253 households in the 29 districts accessed improved water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.

The newly released annual report indicates that the organisation supported 23,790 children were supported to continue learning amidst school closure through provision of government approved self-study materials.

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On April 9, 2020, ChildFund Uganda disbursed funds worth Shs 1.4 billion to nine local partners to implement cash transfers to 29,000 enrolled households.

According to the country director of ChildFund, Moses Otai, the transfers were made through mobile money, banking and other appropriate platforms available to families to access the cash. Rural households received Shs 50,000 (13USD) and Shs 100,000 (27 USD).

“We have continued delivering on our promise to children. We remain committed to our mission to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.” he said

“We are motivated and encouraged by the stories of impact and significant change in children’s lives, their families, and communities. For this, we are entirely grateful to our donors and partners including ChildFund Alliance members who continuously supported us through the year. We are also thankful for the support we get from the Ugandan Government, the district leadership, communities and private sector partners.”

ChildFund Uganda applauded its donors for their continued and dedicated support. Through their support, Childfund has directly implemented child protection, youth livelihood and nutrition projects in the north, ECD and MNCH projects in Busia District and in Child Protection in Palorinya Refugee Settlement and host communities.