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Great Child Foundation reaches out to the needy kids

Humanitarian and city socialite cum business woman Sheila Kemigyisha M popularly known as Kim K Nash on social media under her charity umbrella Great Child Foundation has reached out to different needy kids in Kampala.

Together with her team, Kim gave out items like clothes, shoes, posho, beans, rice, salt, biscuits, toilet papers, water, soft drinks, sandals and  scholastic material to mention but a few to put the smile on the faces of the needy kids. This was over the weekend in Buwambo in between Matugga and Gayaza.

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. “Over the weekend me and my sister Apple Di Musoni with our friends decided to celebrate our daughter’s birthday Princess Paula with my own Princess Nana Akakyk with my own foundation Great Child Foundation her birthday with these little angels, believe me this smile can tell it all.. We don’t have much but our children pick from us what we portray publically. Special thanks to team Great Child Foundation, what more can we ask for thanks for the Rich Golden hearts and to all the public out there please share whatever you can with our little angles,” Kim posted.

Sheilah however said they are still lacking funders. She has appealed to the general public to donate whatever they can. She also called on big organizations to come and sponsor Great Child Foundation. “We dont have funders at the moment, i use my own little money to help these kids, i appeal corporate companies or individuals who can, to come and sponsor the charity organisation,” she said.

 

To donate to good cause, please this is their official contacts Donations:

Great Child Foundation (U) Ltd

ACCN: 0098497001

Diamond Trust Bank.

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+256 771 898945

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All you need to know about Great Child Foundation

Great Child Foundation Buwambo, Lugo P.O. Box 22930, Kampala, Uganda. +256 771898945 | +256759479012 greatchildfoundation@gmail.com  info@greatchild.org  | www.greatchild.org  www.greatchild.org | Creating Suitable Environment For Under prevailed Children

We are a simple organization with a tough Mission “Creating a Safe Environment for Every Child”

There are many dreams out there that never get a chance to breed simply because no one cares about the little homeless street kids, orphaned poor children, dirty local helpless children and much more the vulnerable children.

Here at Great Child Foundation, we go deep with their hearts and minds, we talk, share burdens and secrets with them, in this they learn to trust us with their lives and look up us when they have a problem or a concern bothering their life at any time.

We are one family made of different cultures and it’s our responsibility to have each other’s backs. We give them time and listen to their hearts, we talk positive and facts of life encouraging and showing them the right path.

Counseling gives these children the confidence and power that was once swept away from them by the harsh conditions and situations of their past.

This has helped them to find purpose in life and see things for the better. Great child makes it very clear that children’s reality today is important in its own right of well- being by looking both into the conditions under which children are doing well and child outcomes in a range of components.

Understanding children’s views and concerns, their relationships and activities we not only give insight into their well-being today but also helps to identify those factors that support or hinder their development, creating a more comprehensive picture of their safe environment.

Vision & Mission

OUR VISION We are a simple organization with a tough Mission “Creating a Safe Environment for Every Child”

OUR MISSION

To empower vulnerable children with skills, love, homes and hope for a brighter future through strengthening their status in society hence providing them with physical, psychological, cultural, education, and spiritual care so as to mentor them into responsible adults.

 OUR TARGET GROUPS

We mainly target children from groups we have identified in our strategy as the most marginalized. Including: Children from the streets Children from pastoral communities Children in hard to reach areas Internally displaced children with disabilities Children in child headed households Children in urban and peri-urban settings Adolescent girls Child headed households Child mothers

Core Values

Faith ? Time ? Creativity ? Fun ? Individualization? Confidentiality.

Objectives

To advocate for human rights and other remedies with specific references so as to develop the young talented street children, other Orphans and under privileged groups. ii. Support children’s participation through rights-awareness training and support for children’s activities through developing the capabilities and empowerment of children themselves as well as structures around them – including school clubs.

Raise awareness about the value of child participation interventions. ‘value-added’ of child participation engagements – either in community, local, or national governance dialogues

Ensure that child-sensitive social protection reduces household economic vulnerability through measures such as community-based social safety mechanisms (community saving groups, and micro-credit initiatives) targeting the poorest families So as to improve school attendance and retention.

Promote opportunities for child mothers to continue their education giving them flexible options to continue schooling, if necessary outside the formal school system.

Ensure that Children with disabilities receive better support to enroll and continue going to school by easing access and sensitization towards children with disabilities in order to create a safe environment in both mainstream and special schools.

Addressing major inequalities and also deliver longer-term gains in terms of girls’ participation, broader development and wellbeing.

Strengthening on collaboration regarding water and sanitation and ensure scaling up community-led total sanitation and WASH at all levels like individual, schools and health facilities; fostering public/private partnerships for innovative sanitation technologies and maintenance of WASH facilities.

Address the evolving and special needs of adolescents, especially adolescent girls, through mainstreaming adolescent health programming and strengthening the capacity for implementation of a comprehensive HIV/AIDs response.

Reduce the prevalence rate of street children through resettling them back to their Origin homes after rehabilitation and build village homes for those whose back ground can’t be traced or placing them in continuum of care.

Establish learning institutions for the extremely vulnerable children and build youth resource centers for them within Ugandan communities.

Develop and implement a child participation strategy that will help to articulate key interventions and mechanisms for enhancing child participation at different levels and in different spheres.

To ensure proper tracing and re unification of the street children back to their families.

Our short term goals are as follows: To rescue, rehabilitate, reconcile and resettle 100 ex-street children by December 2019; 60% girls and 40% boys.

To provide educational services to 500 street children aged 3-18 years, to acquire knowledge and skills for self-reliance by 2019 ? To facilitate families of the vulnerable children with sustainable income generating activities and provide them with relevant trainings to enable them meet the needs of their children.

To sensitize the public for a positive change in attitude towards vulnerable children/families and to advocate for collective responsibility towards their needs.

To provide education and accurate information for community leaders and local government authorities on the challenges facing vulnerable children by 2019.

To work closely through partnership to ensure that policies related to children at risk are implemented at the local communities and District level.

As GREAT CHILD FOUNDATION in ensuring the child wellbeing we have a criteria we follow that involves six stages as described below;

Identifying This is our very first process in our work that we have, in this process its where we identify all our cases (the vulnerable children) and in this case we identify them from the streets, in very poor households, war affected areas, police stations, churches and much more areas, we go ahead and collaborate with various community leaders and the community its self who let us know about, in case any child has been abandon and therefore needs immediate attention.

Assessing This is the second process and it’s done in a form of an interview. Here when a child has been identified we interview the child to know where he or she totally belongs. The nature of vulnerable children is identified in the stage such as ; o Child mothers o Street children o Orphans In this stage, its where we register the state of vulnerability and we have low, medium and high. Children who are identified to have less protection concerns are categorized as low in terms of case priotazation, those with medium threats in their lives are categorized as medium while those seen to be having so many threats in terms of high risk of damage in their lives are categorized as high and they are the first ones we look up to until we ensure that the threats are no more or are at minimum in the respective child’s life.

Register This is the third process and it majorly involves documentation of the child information where we use various standard forms in child protection. The stage involves putting down to pepper the child’s story and his/her full bio data together with the parent’s information. We go further to seek consent from the parents of the vulnerable children and they therefore sign in for their children and also helps us to ease the CREATION OF THE SAFE ENVIRONMRENT FOR THESE CHILDREN. It’s in the stage where we the actual protection concerns identified while assessing are registered from and how best they are going to be handled to ensure safety of the child.

Implementation This is the fourth stage in the process where all ground work starts from here our social workers start to implement the various solutions to the ongoing problems that were identified on the stage of assessment and then registered in the process of registration. Majorly it involves sitting down with the child on one to one where the child tells the case work his depressing issues and CONFIDENTIALITY in this case is highly valued. That’s why each and every child is assigned a specific social worker so as to keep the child information a secret between his case worker and the child him\herself.

However there a few cases that are very huge and they therefore call up for case conferencing, this happens every once in a quarter where senior case workers come together to handle the heavy difficult cases of various children so as to ensure a safe environment for them.

Case Review This is the fifth stage that includes reviewing of the child case after a given time of case implementation, usually case review happens after 3 months of case implementation and the social worker does this to mark his progress in the child’s life. If progress has been identified its therefore documented through videos and pepper work. This process is also done towards the closure of the child case after realizing that the child’s concerns have been worked upon successfully a review is done to ensure that it has been done as documented and this is done by our senior case management officers. Therefore if the senior officer confirms then case closure comes in.

Closure. This is our last stage in the process of the child’s wellbeing. After marking success of all our specific programs as referred by that social specific social worker of the child and we confirm that the child is well off we close the case. Usually cases have to be closed when the child turns 18 but only in circumstances when the child is problem free however if its realized that the child still faces specific problems despite the fact that he or she is already 18 we still mandated to follow up this still until we ensure his or her environment is very free and safe for him or her. Note; despite closure of the child’s specific case we further follow up the child for more 3 months as a means of preparing him the outside world and also ensure success of our programs.

OUR NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY Looking at our programs and policies we are against any form of discrimination on a broad range despite of the race, disability, sex, age, national origin, color, and therefore we request you to file any form of discrimination if viewed or observed anywhere. Education A right to education has been recognized by all most every country or culture in the world. Education is an essential right, which permits each person to receive instruction and to blossom life. The right to an education is vital for the economic, social and cultural development of all societies.

Sadly Here in Uganda many children miss-out on their right of EDUCATION unwillingly. This is because of high poverty rates parents can’t afford the price of education. Disastrous diseases like HIV/AIDS, MALARIA, and EBOLLA among others have swept a whole lot generation of parents and guardians living the young generation orphaned with no chance to education. Education is an essential right, which permits each person to receive Instruction and to blossom socially. The right to an education is vital for the economic, social and cultural development of all societies.

Unstable Government policies, wars, and ignorance of people have caused a high rate of streets roaming the streets in search of a good life. Great Child Foundation (GCF) we strongly believe we can create a difference by taking in these kids and gives them a chance to exercise their human right without hindrance. It’s a huge task with too many responsibilities but trust me the joy of creating a smile from a crying face is priceless, may God bless all of you standing with us on this mission of creating a safe environment for every child. Formal Education Due to unfavorable conditions many Ugandan children miss out on education. We have come to realize that these kids real love to study but they have no way to access the education. Many have been taken to back to school and the results are breath taking. These kids are doing far much better than those they found in school. Yes it is hard to take back a street kid to school, but trust me with the right touch its far much easy than it sounds. The recipe is simple, do not force them rather expose, inspire and motivate them. Their choices and zeal to study will amuse you. You will come to realize that it’s the only chance they have been deeply craving for. We greatly give praise and thanks God his making this task run along so easy, His grace love is amusing. Thanks to you our friends who are stand with us in this front line of a better tomorrow may your rewards be unlimited, the community and schools for accepting these children as theirs.

Ignorance: ” Most kids resort to going to these streets where there is no shelter, no food, no clothing while trying to look for rescue just because they are ignorant about the available organization like Great Child Foundation so We create this awareness. And some relatives that cannot look after these kids are also ignorant about such organizations.” Talent Education Talent education is a program introduced and powered by our Partners of TalentWalls.Com. They work to deploy talents empowering self-employment hence fight poverty and negativity mainly among the youth and unlearnt elderly.

As you know everyone is born uniquely gifted it is God’s plan that these gifts (talents) be used to improve our lives and those of our neighbors in all aspects of life. A lot of people’s lives would be better off if only they knew and utilized their talents. Talent education helps us establish a pattern between the children and what they wish or dream to do in future giving us exact points to tackle when shaping and mentoring them. The program largely appeals more to the youth and elderly, it pumps their dreams and gives them courage to work, most of the people did not see the luxury of education but they have talent that can me vanished and improved to suit the working class hence changing lives. We use the program to help mainly the youth and school drop outs regain hope and find purpose in life. Many of these youth have found it easy to find the right places of work, a big number of them are self-employed and they are now able to take care of their families’ basic needs. Even as the pay is not much due to low levels of education but it is surely better than nothing.

We believe that with more skill mastering their lives will never be the same again. Music, Football, Soccer, Farmers, Drivers, Catering, Actors … Street Children Street children often become victims of sexual abuse, drug peddlers; take on the dangerous habit of sniffing glue or participating in petty crime. They are among the most vulnerable, neglected and deprived segment of the population. It is estimated that in Uganda there are more than 10,000 children on the streets and some are disabled, sickly, illiterate and all vulnerable to rape, family/parental torture, child trafficking and sacrifice, infection of chronicle diseases, accidents. Limited opportunities are available, accessible and affordable to the people with disabilities for prevention and cure of disablement, education, training and employment in Uganda. This is where we come in from, Great Child Foundation is here to re-create hope in these children, reopen their minds to dream and focus on positive development. To do this we have to get these children off the street, give them a home then listen and fully understand their life story this creates a bond that makes us one happy family. As any other family we wish the best of our children, so we expose them to all available chances and opportunities to help them shape a future the world deserves since they dream of a better life, with a roof over their heads and sufficient food to eat. Currently, Uganda has about 4 million orphans. Conservative estimates predict this number is growing too fast exponentially as the AIDS epidemic and wars sweeps a whole generation of parents away. The average Ugandan family has 7 children. When parents die, their children become a burden for extended family to carry. Relatives already struggle to provide for their own. As a result, the children are farmed out to different family members in diverse locations. Therefore, an orphaned child loses not only his parents, but often his siblings as well. Some are treated poorly by resentful relatives. Others try to survive on the streets. In all aspects, they are outcasts. Great Child Foundation we dedicated to take care and shelter Ugandan orphans.

OurSuitable Environment For Under prevailed Children aim is to rescue, stabilize, nurture and educate as many orphans as possible. Our motivation is love. We see these kids as Uganda’s future leaders. Orphans Currently, Uganda has about 4 million orphans. Conservative estimates predict this number is growing too fast exponentially as the AIDS epidemic and wars sweeps a whole generation of parents away. The average Ugandan family has 7 children. When parents die, their children are too great a burden for extended family to carry. Relatives already struggle to provide for their own. As a result, the children are farmed out to different family members in diverse locations. Therefore, an orphaned child loses not only his parents, but often his siblings as well. Some are treated poorly by resentful relatives. Others try to survive on the streets. In all aspects, they are outcasts.

Great Child Foundation is dedicated to take care and shelter Ugandan orphans. Our aim is to rescue, stabilize, nurture and educate as many orphans as possible. Our motivation is love. We see these kids as Uganda’s future leaders. Ensure change in the lives of children. First we identify the children as we described in the wellbeing process and the create awareness of a given protection concern for example child labor we ensure that the community is made aware of the dangers and outcomes of child labor Second we implement our program for example if we see children have a need of going to school we ensure that they start attending school Third we ensure effectiveness of the implemented programs to ensure their success for example after providing the educational services we ensure that its developing them positively and that they can be able to do something good out of what they have leant.

NB : We prevent various protection concerns among children and the community however for those protection concerns we fail to prevent from happening we then respond to them accordingly all in the name of creating a safe environment for the children. DAY TO DAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES WASH WASH is a collective term for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. We look at them interdependently however much they are three core issues being grouped together to ensure it as a growing sector within the organization. However each is a separate field of work, being dependent on the presence of the other. A. HYGIENE. In hygiene we look at Capacity building, creating awareness and communication as the important components of a promoting hygiene, this is done to ensure the promotion of behavioral change which is a gradual process that involves us working closely with communities and on individual basis by encouraging practical steps towards positive practices on hygiene in Communities where we fully engage them in the process at all stages. Special attention is given to building on local knowledge and promoting existing positive traditional practices. Something as simple as hand washing can save lives. Washing hands with soap at critical times, like after going to the toilet or before eating, can have a significant impact on children’s health. Good hygiene practices reduce the incidence of diseases such as pneumonia, trachoma, scabies, skin and eye infections and diarrhea-related diseases like cholera and dysentery. Research shows that regular hand washing with soap can reduce the number of incidents of diarrhea, a disease which can be deadly for children, by around 50 percent.

We further go ahead and ensure that all WASH programs in the field include strong hygiene components; we continue to develop strategies and tools to encourage hand washing promotion by community health, outreach workers and work with schools to empower children as hygiene ambassadors and agents of change within their families and communities. A. SANITATION Key sanitation facts: • 1 in 3 people don’t use improved sanitation. • 1 in 7 people practice open defecation. We must double our current efforts in order to end open defecation by 2030. Ending open defecation Open defecation is when people go out in fields, forests, open bodies of water, or other open spaces rather than using a toilet. It is incredibly dangerous, as contact with human waste can cause diseases such as cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, polio, diarrhea, worm infestation and under nutrition. Every day, over 800 children under five die from diarrhea-related diseases.

One of the biggest challenges to ending open defecation is not just providing clean and safe toilets, but changing the behavior of entire communities. A large part of our work in ending open defecation is to generate awareness, share information and to spur behavior change in an effort to bridge the gap between building toilets and their proper use. GFC works to improve on sanitation and advocate for government attention and funding to key sanitation issues. We do this by creating awareness, supporting governments and partners to implement the sanitation framework in the country. We aim to be one of the leading innovative solution for sanitation. This involves improving sanitation technology, ensuring basic toilets are affordable, accessible and that they meet criteria for safety, effectiveness, sustainability, environmental impact and child-friendliness.

EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS Due to unfavorable conditions many Ugandan children miss out on education. We have come to realize that these kids really love to study but there is no way to access the system. Yes it is hard to take back a street kid to school, but trust me with the right touch its far much easy than it sounds. The recipe is simple, do not force them rather expose, inspire and motivate them. Their choices and zeal to study will amuse you. You will come to see that is only the chance they have been deeply craving for. We greatly give praise and thanks God his making this task run along so easy, His grace love is amusing. Thanks to you our friends who are stand with us in this front line of a better tomorrow may your rewards be unlimited, the community and schools for accepting these children mingle among you. We promise you won’t regret We look forward on ensuring the availability of physical access to schools, and the availability of good-quality education that meets the needs of the community and creates a safe learning environment. Part of the country’s educational sector is faces a lot of issues such as being poorly equipped and inadequate institutions that are reflective to a lack of availability of commodities that fulfill the need for education. Further education is undermined by a range of gender bias and discrimination in schools, textbooks, curricula and teachers’ attitudes towards girls, as well as by a shortage of trained female teachers to provide role models, Misunderstood ideas, about teacher–pupil relationships, corporal punishment, ideas about who should receive what kind of schooling (e.g. girls, disabled children) are deeply embedded in discriminatory socio-cultural beliefs and practices. Many parents see children as too young to go to school, possibly because they are not educated themselves. Finally, the availability of vocational training for girls and boys is largely shaped by gendered understandings of the appropriate professions for men and women.

OUR WORK We ensure the availability of physical access to schools, and the availability of good-quality education that meets the needs of the community and creates a safe learning environment Through creating awareness on the importance of education among the locals and the community at large creates knowledge among them and creates a big impact on them. This is done through construction of schools starting with early childhood development centers since this is a stage where the children are more sensitive and fragile. So as to ensure the best foundation in the lives of children. We also employee quality care takers and teachers that reach the standard for quality services in training and teaching children; the staff recruitment is gender sensitive so as to ensure development of child respective of the genders in a way that the children can easily be mentored. “Before any great things are accomplished, a memorable change must be made in the system of education…to raise the lower ranks of society nearer to the higher.” We also plan to set up child friendly spaces (CFS) all over the country basing on our accessibility in terms in terms of funds. Majorly the CFS in the country are being set up in the refugee camps leaving out the nationals in the remote areas therefore creating a bigger gap and further still the CFS set up outside the camps are not affordable by the locals especially those in the rural setting since they demand a certain fee so as the children can attend. So by doing these we ensure closing the gap and bringing up equality among all the children

CHILD PROTECTION As great child our Staff and volunteers agree to take and be acquainted with their responsibilities in developing awareness of the issues which cause children harm intentionally or unintentionally. Our Being committed to the wellbeing of children and supporting the Convention of the Rights of the Child we strongly go against child abuse. “Keeping the children together as a family gives them sense of togetherness, love and builds protection and security within them.” We work at children’s best interests at the heart of their involvement within the country. The major aim is to ensure that children rights are followed and procedures are put in place to prevent and deal with child abuse by anyone within the country at large, we up lift great positive action to prevent child abusers becoming involved with children in any way and takes stringent measures against any person who commits child abuse.

In this we have; Counseling Support Orphans, Street children and other vulnerable children with disabilities have one general sickness and it’s not seen. Their hearts are badly wounded heavily with grief and sadness. To some people giving them shelter and food seems enough but trust me it’s less to the solution need. Here at Great Child Foundation, we go deep with their hearts and minds. We talk, share burdens and secrets with them, in this they learn to trust us with their lives and look up to us when they have a problem or a concern bothering their life at any time. We are one family from different cultures and it’s our responsibility to have each other’s backs. We give them time and listen to their hearts; in return we talk positive and facts of life encouraging and show them the right path. Counseling gives these children confidence and power that was once swept away from them by the harsh conditions and situations of their past. This has helped them to find purpose in life and see things for the better. Thanks to our Fearless team because of them the better tomorrow is now, our future is bright. The Counseling Support program aims at; ? The welfare of the child is paramount. ? All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.

All suspicions and allegations of abuse are taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. ? All staff has a responsibility to report concerns to the Designated Person with responsibility for child protection. ? Staff/volunteers are trained to deal with situations of abuse or to decide if abuse has occurred. ? Confidentiality within our protection program is treated with a lot of respect and it’s taken serious so Sharing of information, which could identify a child or an alleged perpetrators never disclosed unless being demanded by the court. With the safe environment being provided to children we work so close with children and they are able to recognize unacceptable behavior and even be able to discuss their rights and concerns and also ensure that they meet fellow children openly, raise concerns about any case of suspected abuse in within the community. CHILD PARTICIPATION In Uganda, adults don’t acknowledge the fact that children have got rights and that these ought to be respected right from family to community. However, implementation and respect for such rights plus the need for the community to listen to children’s opinions and enforce them still has a long way to go. Child participation is restricted because African family relationships are divided into classes and role expectations are clearly defined. In some communities children are not allowed to speak among adults without permission and doing so can bring disgrace on the parents and is punishable. We know that lots of children in Uganda never learn to read and write, feel scared and unsafe, and too many children still die unnecessarily when they are young and therefore would love to put an end to this. “Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” Our work; We deal with influencing decisions and achieving changes, It is characterised by being voluntary, including all children in matters that affect them, entering into all programmes at all levels. We ensure a safe environment where children can learn and provide platforms for fellow children to voice out their concerns and be heard as well as be allowed to complain and receive feedback on their concerns. We monitor and follow on child turns up in schools and we ensure that they are clothed, fed and access platforms that promote their growth and learn their rights and obligations. This way, they are confident enough to participate in local or national governance processes. Why we ensure child participation. ? It contributes to children’s personal development? It leads to better decision-making and outcomes Children have a unique body of knowledge about their lives, their needs and concerns, together with ideas and views which derive from their direct experiences. Decisions which are fully informed by children’s own perspectives will be more relevant, more effective and more sustainable. The realization of the right to be heard and have views given due weight serves to promote the evolving capacities of children. Through participation, children acquire skills, build competencies, extend aspirations, and gain confidence. It serves to protect children Having both the right and the space to be heard in safety acts as a powerful tool through which to challenge situations of abuse, threat, injustice or discrimination. The traditional silencing of children and the abuse they experience has had the impact of protecting abusers rather than children. We encourage children to voice what is happening to them and provided with systems through which they can raise concerns, abuse and violations of rights are far more easily exposed. Adults can only act to protect children if they know what is happening in children’s lives – and often, it is only children who can provide that information. LIVELIHOOD AND NUTRITION We started this department to ensure sustainable a basis with particular emphasis on low- income individuals and on the poorer groups in the country. The effort is geared to a precise objective of contributing to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition, Nutrition activities aim at addressing the high prevalence of acute malnutrition among children 4-59 months, pregnant and lactating women, The department has the following projects or activities. Maize farming Maize is an important cereal within our country and it’s widely used for animal feed and industrial raw materials however we basically use it generally for feeding the children and the staff. We ensure that nothing goes to waste when it comes to maize growing where maize plant is put to one or other use.

After planting maize it usually takes 120 – 140 days for maturity and when harvested its stored in the home stores where it’s always put under sunshine to ensure that it dries up so fast. It’s then grinded into floor for the children as food while at times we tend to harvest raw maize which is roasted for the children. We use it both as food and a cash crop. In situations where we tend to yield a lot of it we tend to sale off a few kilos to other farmers or possible buyers and the money gained from the sales is used to purchase other foods like rice, meat or even beans, this is done to help used change and improve in the diet of the children for proper growth and development in facilitating of proper nutrition. Making maize go further Initially we are practicing maize growing on a small scale for the available children but now we tend to take maize farming further to the community level where we are to involve the whole community but targeting the most vulnerable households. Many of the possible households have the capacity to manage small scale maize farming in terms of labor but what they luck is the capital income of buying seeds and the pesticides, so we tend to start these project has soon as we receive the funds. 130 households are looked at to be the first beneficiaries in the first phase which has over 600 people as the direct beneficiaries. We also tend to introduce drying racks as to reduce post-harvest wastage and also form co- operative societies that will train famers to produce finished products like bran, quality flour and briquettes. These products could then be sold to earn extra money for household expenses, school and medical costs as well to help farmers buy additional land. Poultry farming After the community had taken steps in addressing the poverty problem by organizing youth groups to carryout poultry. We therefore started with a small number as a sample of 250 birds. The strength of the poultry project is that the youth have experience in rearing poultry. The youth have skills in rationing of the poultry feeds and carrying out the vaccination of the chicks at various growth stages. Their experience will be very instrumental in making the project a success. After the success of the sample project a total number of 130 households are looked at to be the first beneficiaries in the second phase which has over 600 people as the direct beneficiaries. At Each family is to get a minimum of 10 chicks basing on the number of individuals it sustains after them being reared for two months at the projects farm, these is done to ensure maximum quality of outputs in terms of both meat and eggs There is ready market for poultry products. Many hotels, restaurants schools and institutions are willing to buy the products at a cost which competitive. Why poultry Basing on other of livestock rearing projects poultry requires less investment which means that small and marginal households can practice it at a smaller scale Rapid return on investment for example broilers can be sold off between 6 to 10 weeks, the interval between generations is very small and hence, production can be phenomenally increased within a short period. The feeding is comparatively low yet it produces a lot of output in terms of food to us It’s a continuous source of income since its not seasonal and when it comes to laying eggs it grants a daily income by selling off the eggs. Poultry droppings are rich in nitrogen and organic material and hence, are considered valuable. In addition during vocational training we use poultry feathers are also used for making pillows, fancy articles and curios. Get Involved As Great Child Foundation we believe that Together Every one Archives More (T.E.A.M) this is why we invite you to stand with us and we create a better heaven for the young generation for our world’s future lies in their hands. Let’s create safe homes, schools, health centers and safe water sources hence A Safe Environment for Every Child. We greatly agree that these kids deserve a place on the world’s table so we stand to fight a war of redemption with them. Your welcome to get involved with G.C.F there is no limit but a starting point start where you can, it can be Advise, Material things, Finances, and you Time too. Your relationship with your sponsored child makes you a very important person who has a significant role towards the child’s individual development. You stand alongside parents, teachers, pastors, family and friends. Together, you have assumed a critical role in encouraging and developing the young individual.

Great Child Foundation Buwambo, Lugo P.O. Box 22930, Kampala, Uganda. +256 771898945 | +256759479012 greatchildfoundation@gmail.com info@greatchild.org  | www.greatchild.org  www.greatchild.org | Creating Suitable Environment For Under prevailed Children.

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