We have been at the forefront of ensuring sanitation and hygiene at both a household and community level through several campaigns. We have carried out over 10 workshops in the last 3 years to sensitize the community about good behaviors such as washing hands after visiting the toilet, cooking drinking water, open disposal of human waste among others. We have also held meetings with leaders to implement policies that promote hygiene in the district.
The organization has ensured education support of more than 100 OVCs from primary to tertiary institutions catering for all their educational needs. Through a rigorous exercise that involves local leaders and para-social workers, Mbajja Foundation identifies the neediest OVCs and provides them with education in partnership with schools in the district including BK memorial secondary school where all OVCs at secondary level attain education. The organization has gone on to ensure tertiary education for at least 10 OVCs with some already having graduated from University. Mbajja Foundation in partnership with Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni Ugandan chapter, also organizes mentorship, guidance and counselling sessions to ensure emotional intelligence but also to help the beneficiaries set personal goals and setting up strategies to work towards them
Hands on skills development has been one of our key activities to date with over 50 beneficiaries trained in metal fabrication, making of pavers, tailoring and knitting, and hair dressing. We implement all these through close partnership with local business people who can train these children with in the district especially in Kyazanga town. We have been successful as many OVCs have started businesses after skills development where they earn an income.
In a bid to ensure economic strengthening, and improve nutrition, Mbajja has managed to provide 30 high breed goats to beneficiaries that provide nutritious milk to families but also as a source of income through sell of extra milk and kids when the goats produce. The organization also partnered with Kisoboka Africa to help guardians and parents of the beneficiaries form Village Savings and Lending Associations to ensure financial inclusion in a bid to reduce poverty. Initial trainings are under way to ensure financial literacy before they start saving
We have work closely with para social workers from Kyazanga health centre 4 to monitor OVCS that are positive and those with medical complications to ensure that they receive adequate medical care from the health centre.
We have carried out health, guiding and counselling sessions in schools in partnership with PINA Uganda to ensure emotional wellbeing and providing comfortable environment to students at school especially the girl child. As a result, over 300 sanitary packs have been provided to girls in schools.
In a bid to work with local leaders effectively for effective local support system , the Organization has carried at least 4 capacity building workshops with local leaders in the district of equip them with adequate knowledge regarding support and protection of children . This has enabled the organization to effectively utilize the local leaders in monitoring of children rights and intervening in case of child violations
Currently, the organization has six fulltime staff that includes one male Project Coordinator, one female Head of Finance, one male and one female Social worker, one female Data Officer and one female Office Administrator.