THE UGANDA PARTNERSHIP
The Uganda Partnership is a grassroots project that was started by a Ugandan development worker and a group of Canadians. The project has gradually expanded into different partnership projects that help to empower widows and children.
A few of the ongoing/completed projects by the Uganda Partnership include the purchase of land for the widow groups, micro-financing loans for widows to support local development and business, educational scholarships for students to pursue post primary school education, fundraising for their schools maintenance, registration associated costs and resources, as well as resources for HIV/AIDs.
Youthnited Nations Inc. is extremely excited to partner with the Uganda Partnership Organization and to launch our 'Color the Community' campaign. We believe in a participatory philosophy of social change which means that when we fully engage people in their own development so that they have real ownership and power to change their lives and the lives of the people around them.
Youthnited Nations partnered with the Uganda Partnership in 2018 and will be continuing this relationship into the future. The widows in the communities of Mitoma have identified their priorities which include ongoing funding for their current infrastructure (school, living arrangements), sponsorships for education and microfinancing to produce sustainable work for the widows and graduating students in the community.
One of the widows biggest dreams is to have a sustainable community clinic that helps local widows with health education as well as provide necessary services such as treatments and procedures. Through the sustainable structure set forth, nurses that have been funded already by the Uganda Partnership to receive their nursing certificate will be given the chance to work in the clinic.
The needs mentioned above were brought to the Uganda Partnership Organization’s attention from the widow groups. This is extremely important as all projects are initiated by the beneficiaries from a bottom up approach as to abide by the philosophy of the Uganda Partnership Organization: participatory action for participatory change, aiming to empower people and reduce the concept of dependence and helplessness.
With connection to Youthnited Nations Inc. we hope to empower youth in joining our "Color the Community" initiative with a focus on the Global Goals for sustainable development.
We will be funding three phases of sustainable health development in order to provide some aid and opportunity in the community on a shortened time basis.
Phase 1: A mobile clinic will be funded which will allow a Nurse to travel through the communities with a motor vehicle. The nurse will be provided with the right tools and education to help individuals in the community.
Phase 2: Youthnited Nations and The Uganda Partnership will rent a building and purchase larger items such as assessment tools (stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs etc) and more medications as well as the tool to assess and treat diabetes.
Phase 3: Once Phase 1 and Phase 2 are successful, Youthnited Nations will build a clinic in the community and utilize all of the accrued resources from the prior two stages. Ongoing support will be provided until sustainability in the community is achieved.