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“CYCC program empowered me with life-changing skills”

Gloria Ariso is 12 years old, a grade four pupil and a secretary in Winyo wa tiye children’s club living in Kaberamaido District with her 43-year-old mother. Gloria narrated that before joining Share an Opportunity Uganda’s Children and Youth Community for Change program, she was illiterate about her rights as a child, was not social...

June 15, 2022June 15, 2022by
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“We used the available resources to construct our new house”

Through the Church and Community Transformation program, share an Opportunity Uganda with support from Tearfund Netherlands has empowered Baptist church members in Kalungu District with training to use the available resources around them to improve their livelihoods. Namatovu Rose is of such community members. A member of Kigasa Baptist Church in Kyamulibwa Sub-county, Kalungu District...

May 16, 2022May 16, 2022by
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Motorcycle repairing uplifting lives of many Youth in Abim District

Lutaya is one of the beneficiaries of Share an Opportunity Uganda’s Youth group in Awach sub-county in Abim District. Through the skills he has acquired, the 27-year-old has managed to transfer the skills learnt to his community. He has employed and mentored youths interested in motorcycle repair. Now a motorcycle mechanic, Lutaya was trained through...

May 9, 2022May 9, 2022by
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“Joining an adolescent club improved my livelihood.”

Through the child-centered, Community Development program (CCCD) Share an Opportunity Uganda with support from Help a Child Netherlands has empowered adolescents through youth clubs with income-generating skills to improve their livelihoods. 18-year-old Lucky Gracious is one of such adolescents. A pupil from Achangali Primary School in Abim District says that being part of the youth...

April 28, 2022April 28, 2022by
When a social group becomes family
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When a social group becomes family

According to the BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 report, the current maternal mortality ratio in Uganda is 336 maternal deaths per 100,000 and the number of children in orphanages has increased from approximately 1,000 in the 1990s to more than 50,000 today. In April 2021, Achii Christine a resident of Barlyech, Awachi sub-county and a...

April 13, 2022April 13, 2022by
Home learning improved my children’s performance in school
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Home learning improved my children’s performance in school

Milly Grace, is a 30-year-old mother of three sons and one daughter. A resident of Abim District, Milly is a caregiver at an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) within her community. When schools were closed in March 2020 as a result of the Covid19 pandemic, Milly nearly lost hope because she couldn’t believe that her...

April 12, 2022April 12, 2022by
“Growing” as a household
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“Growing” as a household

Share An Opportunity Uganda with support from donors and development partners focuses on empowering communities to provide holistic child development. To achieve this, the organization adopted the integrated farm family plan; an approach that was piloted through the Child Centered Community Development (CCCD) program supported by Help a Child International, in Abim District, in 2019....

February 23, 2022February 23, 2022by
“My husband is proud of me”
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“My husband is proud of me”

When Share An Opportunity Uganda with support from Kindernothilfe (KNH) started the community empowerment programme in Sironko in 2018, women in the community embraced the programme. After being trained in various income generating activities, most of the women decided to trade in the sale of bananas. However, 47-year-old Juliet Nambuya had another option. “Most of...

November 10, 2021November 10, 2021by
“I had to change to other businesses as a result of the lockdown”
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“I had to change to other businesses as a result of the lockdown”

My name is Harriet Kanagwa, I am 47 years old, I have 10 children aged between 30 and five years. I heard about SAO’s programme in June 2018. When they came to Sironko, they ranked us and my family was ranked among the poor of the poorest. Then, life was very bad. Our main source...

August 24, 2021August 24, 2021by
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