Serving hearts-Uganda protects children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence in kabale district.. Our programs focus on the most vulnerable children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all children. Working with governments and hoping to work with international organizations too, and local community partners, we strive to create lasting change with improvements in policy and services that protect children whether in a natural disaster, conflict, or development setting .
Some examples of our child protection program activities include, piloting training programs for social workers to provide supportive care (psycho-social )to families and children We work with parents to help raise awareness about the importance to emergency preparedness and child protection.
An important part of all of SHU child protection work, however, is the participation and leadership of the children themselves. To this end, we actively support child clubs Like promotion of menstrual hygiene management and reproductive health club (PMHMRH) and other child-led activities that educate children on how to protect themselves and empower them to call for action in their communities.
How You Can Help
Charitable contributions from people like you make it possible for us to support child protection programs and so much more. You can count on us to be good stewards of your generous donation, helping vulnerable children where the need is greatest with whatever they need the most.
Transforming Children’s Lives
Sponsorship gives children the gift of brighter futures – one child at a time. Serving hearts-Uganda achieves lasting impact for children through partnerships and provide tools that empower entire communities to better support their children’s health, education, protection and growth – breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come.
Giving mothers and babies a healthy start in life.
The first years of a child’s life are the most critical – and dangerous. Despite remarkable progress in child survival, nearly 10.000 children under age 5 still die each year, mostly from preventable or treatable causes like pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. Thanks to you, we’re doing whatever it takes to ensure access to lifesaving health care, right from the start, so babies and their mothers can survive and thrive.
Staying healthy to learn, learning to stay healthy.
Children can’t reach their full potential if they’re not in school and learning. Yet millions of children each year are missing out on education due to preventable illnesses caused by unsafe water, poor sanitation, poor hygiene and unhealthy diet. Thanks to sponsors like you, we’re addressing these barriers and teaching children lifelong health, hygiene and nutrition habits they can use in school and at home for years to come.
Building the foundation for success in school.
All children deserve to grow and learn. Yet about half of young children around the world don’t have the chance to build the physical, intellectual, social and emotional skills that form the foundation for learning. Because of kind people like you, girls and boys can have access to the early care and development they need, both at home and within their communities, so they’re ready to succeed in school and life.
Learning today for a better tomorrow.
Every child deserves a quality education, but in Uganda more than 5 million children each year never even set foot in a classroom. And nearly 5 million more still can’t read after years of schooling. Through school and community-based reading, writing and math programs, you help us ensure children are in school, protected and learning – providing the best chance for a successful future.
Building skills for teens for a brighter future.
Adolescence is a time of intense change, which shapes future opportunities. Without support, young people around the world can make decisions that will compromise their futures, like dropping out of school or becoming a teen parent. Because of your generosity, we’re able to help adolescents build lasting life and work skills, so they can positively transition to adulthood building a brighter future for themselves and their communities.
Education in Uganda
Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life. Yet many children in need across the country do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop, to advance learning, Serving Hearts-Uganda supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home.
• We train teachers to engage their students through more effective teaching practices.
• We coach parents and caregivers to help their children learn early on, so they are prepared to enter school.
• We offer ways for parents and community volunteers to get kids reading and doing house work
• We introduce children to the power of artistic expression music, Dance, drama, and more to help them heal, learn and do better in school.
• We make sure that children are helped to keep healthy so they don’t drop out.
• We target the major causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths.
• Provide high-impact, low-cost care that saves children’s lives.
• Train and equip health workers – to provide basic and lifesaving care.
• Respond rapidly during emergencies when children are most vulnerable.
We are committed to providing robust health and nutrition programs around the country that save children’s lives and ensure they grow up healthy.
Serving Hearts-Uganda works to improve health and nutrition of mothers, newborn babies and children, with special attention to poor and vulnerable communities.
Fighting for Starving Children
How You Can Help
Charitable contributions from people like you make it possible for us to support hunger programs and so much more. You can count on us to be good stewards of your generous donation, helping vulnerable children where the need is greatest with whatever they need the most.
Children are more likely to be healthy and educated when their families are not worried about where the next meal will come from. But in many rural parts of the country, families urgently need support to grow or buy a variety of foods for their children to thrive. To prevent children from going hungry and to improve their well-being, nutritious food must be available to families, and families must have the means to grow or buy it.
About Our Programs
To help parents provide for their children’s basic needs, Serving hearts-Uganda Livelihoods programs focus on improving the food supply, farming practices and finances of families in need.
• We provide basic food staples to families following a natural disaster or emergency.
• We teach parents about the importance of providing their children with the right variety of foods to prevent malnutrition.
• We train small-scale farmers on how to prevent the loss of crops or livestock due to drought, floods or disease.
• We guide communities on how to grow more nutritious foods, in larger quantities to eat or to sell, and how to raise animals for meat, eggs or milk.
• We help families access basic financial products such as savings so they can persevere through challenging times, or start and expand their small businesses.
And, we give youth the skills to succeed training them how to save and manage money, and providing training to get a job or start up a business