Uganda is one of the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDC) as defined by the UN.48% of Uganda’s 37.5 million people are under the age of 15 and with its population growing by over 3% a year it is one of the world’s fastest growing and youngest growing countries. UNICEF, State of the World’s Children 2015, UNICEF population figure for 2013 and World Bankdata on under 15 population.
Over the next five years our strategic plan (2015-2020) is aimed at closing the gap between the real and the ideal childhood for more children and we will do this through six strategic aims.
- Raising awareness of children’s rights
By 2020 more children and young people will have access to information and support to exercise their rights and reduce neglect, abuse, exploitation and violence against children in the communities we work in.
- Enabling children to access education
By 2020 more children will exercise their rights to good quality education and be able to develop their individual talents.
- Enhancing access to health care and support
By 2020 more children, with special needs and/or facing multiple barriers will access health care and support to better enjoy their childhood.
- Empowering families to support themselves
By 2020 more families are able to meet the essential needs of their children, provide them with a better childhood and take control of their futures.
- Enabling marginalised children to access opportunities
By 2020 more girls, young women and marginalised children and young people will have equal access to services and opportunities within their communities.
- Developing hope and self-belief
By 2020 more disadvantaged and marginalised children and their families will have increased confidence, self-esteem and self-belief in taking control of their future
Posted on September 21st, 2016