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Integrated Humanitarian Program PDF Print E-mail

The Integrated Humanitarian Program aims at:

Promoting Human Rights and Rule of Law in Uganda. Implementing the Emergency Relief Delivery Program. Implement the Education Strategic Program. HIV/AIDS prevention strategy among children, women and young people caught up in war and conflict.

Supporting self sustaining economic empowerment programs for women and young people caught up in war and conflict. We held the 1st International Conference for Children on Peace in Northern Uganda at Trinity College Nabbingo in 2004 that saw the birth of the New Partnership for Children Against Violent Conflict in Northern Uganda (NEPCAVIC).
“Since wars begin in the minds of adults, it is in the minds of children that the defences of peace must be reconstructed”.
At this conference, the Children’s Special Program for Northern Uganda was born with a vision to ensure that if it has happened now, it should not happen again. The Children’s Special Program for Northern Uganda brought together children from the safer region with those in the war torn Northern Uganda region to appreciate each other’s situation in order to breed a future generation of peace lovers and advocates, one that will use peaceful means for conflict resolution. Exchange visits involved children in primary and secondary schools in the safer region showing solidarity with their counterparts caught up in conflict. Each member school has 7 Ambassadors of Peace and Hope who are the primary spokespersons for the program in school.

Emergency Relief Delivery Program In association with other development partners like Save the Children in Uganda, member schools under the Children’s Special Program for Northern Uganda in the safer region organized relief items from peers which they distributed to colleagues in internally displaced camps and in schools in the war torn area to improve livelihoods of children in conflict. The children could do actual distribution of relief items themselves and through this experience they succeeded to raise relief items that sustained 4 IDP camps and 14 schools in the North.

Education Strategic Program The children under the Children’s Special Program for Northern Uganda, contributed to bridging the wider gap in education in the war devastated Northern Uganda by mobilizing for relief items among peers in member schools and were distributed to learners in the North. Studying under hostile conditions like under hot sunshine due to absence of classrooms, the education standards were very poor so much that for four years when the war intensified in the North, no student from the north met the minimum requirements in the national exams. Here the children from the safer region came in and mobilized for test papers and revision notice and took off some time to physically revise with them in order to improve grades.

Promoting Human Rights and Rule of Law in Uganda A baseline survey carried out by the

Ambassadors of Peace and Hope under the Children’s Special Program for Northern Uganda had outrageous findings;
• Northern Uganda region had the highest number of orphans in thousands.
• Northern Uganda had the highest incidents of defilement.
• The number of children in captivity is not known but estimated to be in thousands.
• Northern Uganda had the highest number of children maliciously infected with HIV as a result of sexual violence.
• Northern Uganda has the highest number of infant mortality due to malnutrition/starvation.
• Northern Uganda is the only known place that has the highest numbers of a lost generation children who received no basic formal education for more than 20 years.

The children of Northern Uganda were born in conflict, grown and lived with it and never dream of life beyond that. The physical and psychological torture inflicted on them will take a very long time to heal.
Give Peace a Chance
The Ambassadors of Peace and Hope compiled views of children from different schools across the country. Upon submission, a panel comprising of children representatives and partner NGOs sat in a special sitting called “The Road to Peace in Northern Uganda” and came up with final document ready for presentation.

The document was presented as; “Children’s contributions to the ongoing peace talks in Juba as a way of bringing hope to children of Northern Uganda who have never seen peace 20 years down the road”.

Mobilisation and Engagement with other Civil Society Organisations

Rallying citizens, civil society organizations, networks and coalitions to challenge power imbalance against the poor. We champion mobilization campaigns to challenge rights violation and power imbalance in solidarity with the poor right holders to demand for services and justice.

Support for Income generation activities and capacity building efforts of child mothers (SUFIGA)

Child mothers were identified in the community by opinion leaders and peer educators and were enrolled for practical skills training in Cookery, Tailoring, Metal Fabrication and brick laying. After a successful completion of the course, they were encouraged to form groups of fives and lectured on business proposal writing and small business management skills as well as saving, thereafter, they were asked to submit proposals which were funded under the revolving fund scheme and each group supervised its members. Started businesses were monitored and evaluated on performance by the organization, groups returned interest free cash extended to them as start up capital to the fund to give chance to the rest of the mothers to benefit. (trickle down).
The project strictly benefited females and more so girls who for divergent causes were either pregnant or had had children before the age of 18 (child mothers). Some were single mothers, others were children in marriage. They possessed insufficient education, produced multiple children, lived in abject poverty, these girls needed to be empowered and facilitated to attain financial independence inorder to live sustainable livelihoods with their children.

The program is unique in such away that it brings into lime light a minority group that is hardly reached by programs designed either by governments or civil society yet very sensitive.

Children are our future, they need everyone doing something Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Program focused on withdraw, rehabilitation and reintegration of commercially sexually exploited children targeting truck stopover towns. The program also targeted protection of child victims to ensure re-exploitation does not occur. The program empowered victims with practical vocational skills that enabled them start their own small scale establishments and others were extended soft loans they are to return interest free. However program was heavily challenged by the fact that victims are runners and some are under influence of drug and substance abuse, majority have low esteem and lack life skills that even when they have an STI they find it difficult to seek for medical attention. They fear to report abuses they face to the police as one laments that she went to the police to seek help when she was raped and the police officer she found in office did exactly what the 1st perpetrator did to her.