Community Based Services


This sector is responsible for community mobilisation and is an entry point for all other sector interventions at community level. Proper functioning of CBS sector is necessary for success of public programmes as well as programmes of development partners.

 

Community mobilisation ensures that community members participate in government programs, such as FAL, promotes non-formal skills for youth, Care and protection of orphans and other venerable children, Community Based rehabilitation for PWDs, Occupational safety and health inspection of the working areas/sites, Registration and regulation of the community based organization, Women empowerment and skills development, Gender and Human rights based mainstreaming approaches, and Promotes culture and cultural industry for development.

 

Composition:

The Sector is comprised of the Social Development Sector (SDS) that promotes issues of social protection, gender equality, equity, human rights, culture, decent work conditions and empowerment for different groups such as women, children, unemployed youth, older persons and persons with disabilities. It is composed of departments like community development which is charged for youth elderly and PWDs, Probation and social welfare, Labour and occupational safety.

 

Mandate/functions

The department is mandated to empower communities to appreciate access and participate in, manage and demand accountability in public community based initiatives, protect vulnerable persons from deprivation of basic necessities and livelihood risks, supporting vulnerable categories to access improved livelihood and social security and reduce exclusion and inequality in the communities.

 

Objectives:

To ensure effective participation of youth in development of programs and projects.

To ensure proper coordination amongst implementing partners for quality improvement.

To promote formation and registration of CBO’s for better service delivery

To promote and protect the rights of the vulnerable and marginalized person

To promote gender equity and youth empowerment.

To promote functional adult literacy

 

Key Functions

Services offered include;

 Supporting women, youth, elderly and PWDs with matching grants and revolving funds

Promoting Functional Adult Literacy for the youth out of school and the elderly who did not get a chance to attend school as well as those in need of functional skills

 Support orphans and other Vulnerable children through child protection and legal support to children in conflict with the law

Community engagement to ensure operation and maintenance of worked on infrastructure especially roads and water for sustainability purposes.

 Settling labour disputes and dissemination of labour laws

Promotion of gender awareness campaigns

Funtional Adult Literacy
Training FAL instructors

Establishment of FAL classes in sub counties where they do not exist

 

 Youth Livelihood Program:

·  Stakeholders meetings at district level.

·  Beneficiary appraisal and selection

·  Funding youth groups

·  Support supervision and monitoring

Women, Youth, and PWDs Councils

·   Support the councils to conduct quarterly sittings.

·   Supervision and monitoring

Women Entrepreneurship program:

1 Sub County level sensitizations

2 District level trainings

3Training project management members

4Conducting community meetings for beneficiary selection

5Monitoring and support supervision

Probations and social welfare:

1.   Life skills training for peer leaders and peer groups

2.   Radio programmes on child abuse case

3.   Holiday camps to equip children with life skill and abuses

4.   Hold community dialogue sections

5.   Conducting social inquiries and attending courts sessions for abused children

6.   Hold community dialogue meetings for community member.

7.   Popularizing 116 toll free

8.   Sensitizing senior women and men on child protection issues

9.   Formation of children rights clubs in schools

1  Popularity children’s  Act

1 Establishing child protection committees at parish level.

1 Link victims to service providers on economic programmes

1 Follow-up /Home visits to victims of abuse to provide psychosocial support

Performance of 2015/2016

Overview of performance over the period of 2015/2016

 Community Driven Development -CDD

Sub County

Amount

Town council

10,000,000

Bwizi

3,000,000

Nkoma

7,000,000

Mahyoro

11,500,000

Kahunge

10,500,000

Nyabani

5,500,000

Kamwenge

9,000,000

Ntara

3,500,000

Buhanda

2,500,000

Kanara

6,500,000

Total

69,000,000

 

 

 

Women, youth and PWDS

A total of 4 women, youth and PWDs councils have been conducted every quarter to deliberate on issues of the vulnerable categories of people.

 

PWDS MARCHING GRANTS

A total of 9 groups have also accessed funding under PWDs grants equivalent to 18,000,000 and these funds are meant to support the beneficiaries in improving their lives of living by investing in productive enterprises

Functional Adult Literacy Program

128 clases operating in Ntara, Biguli, busiriba, Kabambiro and Kanara

 

YOUTH LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM

A total of 508,179,000 has been given to 62 groups inform of a revolving fund and these youth groups are mean refund the given money in order to support other groups to access funding since this is a revolving fund.


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 RE:  STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF YLP IN THE DISTRICT

Kamwenge district has been implementing the Youth Livelihood Programme since 2014. For the year 2014/2015, 36 youth interest groups benefited from a total of 308,179,000 (three hundred eight million, one seventy nine shillings).

 For financial year 2016/2017, 27 groups were approved for funding two hundred twenty seven million, sixty three thousand (227,063,000=) and funds were disbursed to the groups. One group, Kinoni II goat rearing Youth Project did not take their cheque.

 

Project Generation for 2016/2017

The year 2016/2017, the district will utilize six nine eight million, nine hundred twenty four thousand two hundred ninety six shillings (698,924,296) to fund youth projects and thirty eight million eight hundred thirty one thousand one hundred shillings only (38,831,100).

The annual work plan and budget was submitted and operation funds for 1st quarter have been disbursed to the district account to help in project generation and appraisal. The disbursement schedule is attached.

So far, we are in the process of generating new projects at community levels and others are yet to be reviewed by the sub counties for onward submission to the district and these will be submitted to the Ministry by 30th October, 2016.

Recovery of Youth Livelihood Beneficiary Project Funds

 

 For the year 2014/2015, 36 youth interest groups benefited from a total of 308,179,000 (three hundred eight million, one seventy nine shillings). Some groups have started making repayments but others have not.  So far 26,950,800 (Twenty six million, nine hundred fifty thousand eight hundred shillings) has been recovered. (This is based on the pay slips received from the groups

 

 

No.

Project name

Sub county

Amount received

Amount Recovered

Tel. Contact

1.    

Kasojo youth twekambe animal traction

Kahunge

5,300,000

0

0750-632103

2.    

Mpanga youth bodabodaDev’t project

Kahunge

7,390,000

0

0778-353161

3.    

Katoma poultry keeping youth group

Kahunge

9,744,000

0

0788-493403

4.    

Lyamugonera youth metal works

Kahunge

8,750,000

1,300,000

0783-178588

5.    

Rugonjo youth kwetungura grain millers group

Kahunge

9,600,000

0

0782-326770

6.    

Izinga Brick Laying Youth Project

Kamwenge

3,770,000

700,000

0779-751751

7.    

Butemba I Oxen Youth Project

Kamwenge

10,520,000

170,000

0788-281333

8.    

Busimba maize milling youth project

Busiriba

12,500,000

0

0873-583587

9.    

Kabigyemire poultry youth project

Busiriba

9,503,000

150,000

0752-752643/

0783-997118

10.                 

Munyuma youth produce buying and selling

Biguli

8,425,000

1,000,000

0789-467934

11.                 

Kagaati youth produce buying and selling

Biguli

8,650,000

0

0751-761760/

0776-295537

12.                 

Kyabatenga bodaboda Youth group

Bwizi

10,600,000

2,000,000

0786-079750

13.                 

Nyamushwiga I youth bodaboda project

Bwizi

10,600,000

5,200,000

0782-325607

14.                 

Katebe youth produce project

Bihanga

7,700,000

3,000,000

0789-116919

15.                 

Bihanga cattle keeping and selling

Bihanga

12,300,000

4,200,000

0777-347086

16.                 

Mutwe youth goat rearing project

Nkoma

8,560,000

1,700,000

0782-751477

17.                 

Kanywambogo I youth piggery project

Buhanda

8,000,000

0

0784-887285/

0775-954463

18.                 

Muzira youth saucepan making project

Buhanda

6,510,000

0

0787-150629

19.                 

Kabujojera Youth Piggery project

Kicheche

8,367,000

0

0771-613894/ 0779-107755

20.                 

Ruhiga youth Improved Goat keeping project

Kicheche

7,320,000

0

077-4775006/

0776-844785

21.                 

KateheTukundane maize growers

Mahyoro

5,680,000

600,000

0752-212756

22.                 

Kabale I poultry farmers youth group

Mahyoro

11,600,000

0

0782-615859

23.                 

Karokarungi Youth Pig Keepers

Mahyoro

8,500,000

1,908,000

0789040880

24.                 

Nganiko Central dairy farming youth group

Nyabbani

11,392,000

1,432,200

0777-643102

25.                 

Nyabbani A goat rearing youth project

Nyabbani

9,400,000

0

0771-631645

26.                 

Kamayenje II Youth Piggery Project

Nyabbani

8,500,000

1,060,000

0774-442690

27.                 

Rwenjaza Youth brick making

Nyabbani

4,641,000

1,100,000

0789-679825

28.                 

Rwentuha North youth goat rearing project

Ntara

8,080,000

400,000

0777-128362

29.                 

Iruhura youth poultry project

Kabambiro

8,720,000

0

0759-500596

30.                 

Ruteete youth animal traction

Kabambiro

4,700,000

0

0771-237550

31.                 

Kebisingo I goat rearing and trading youth group

Kabambiro

9,520,000

0

0782-324661

32.                 

Rushango youth life animal tracking group

Kabambiro

11,900,000

961,200

0784-176832

33.                 

Nsorora Youth Poultry Development Project

Kamwenge T/council

8,800,000

0

0782-56433

34.                 

Rwemirama youth poultry keepers

Kamwenge T/council

9,400,000

0

0789-041906/ 0774-041482

35.                 

Rwenshama II youth produce business

Kanara

6,447,000

500,000

0775-822568

36.                 

Kanara youth poultry keeping

Kanara

6,790,000

900,000

0783-390148

 

Total

 

308,179,000

28,281,400

 

 

Status of recovery per Sub County

No.

Sub county    

Amount received

Amount repaid

 

Kahunge

40,784,000

1,300,000

 

Kamwenge

14,290,000

870,000

 

Busiriba

22,003,000

150,000

 

Biguli

17,075,000

1,000,000

 

Bwizi

21,200,000

7,200,000

 

Bihanga

21,200,000

7,200,000

 

Nkoma

8,560,000

1,700,000

 

Buhanda

14,510,000

0

 

Kicheche

15,687,000

0

 

Mahyoro

25,780,000

2,508,000

 

Nyabbani

34,541,000

3,592,200

 

Ntara

8,080,000

400,000

 

Kabambiro

34,840,000

961,200

 

Kamwenge T/council

18,200,000

0

 

Kanara

13,237,000

1,400,000

 

Total

308,179,000

28,282,400

 

Challenges

·         There is little support from the sub county Chiefs and CDOs in recovery of the funds

·         Some youth groups still think the money was a token of appreciation from the President despite repeated warnings and sensitization.

·         Some youth have feared applying for and utilizing the funds.

Recommendations

·         We should all work as a team both at district and sub county levels

·         Continued sensitization of the youth about the fund procedures and follow up will enhance repayments by youth groups.

·         The funds for Kinoni II Goat rearing Youth Project be transferred to the District YLP revolving account.

 PROBATION AND SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT

1.   The department conducted a community mapping of vulnerable children. Some of these children are now being supported by various NGOs like RECO-PIN, Compassion and Baylor Uganda among others

2.   Developed the district five year OVC strategic plan 2013-2016/2017 and is guiding the district in implementation  of the key OVC interventions

3.   Has  successfully organised 3 Days of the African child celebrations in the subcounty of  Busiriba

4.   3 applications for legal guardianship were approved by the Family Division.

5.   More than 1653 child abuse cases have been handled and these mostly  relate to child neglect, mistreatment, child labour, failure to take children to school, assault, grabbing of properties for orphans ,battery among others. Some cases which had repeatedly been reported to this office and the accused parents where showing no signs of remorse or improvement were referred to the Family and Children Court for further action

6.   Domestic violence.842 cases of domestic violence have handled. They relate to physical assault of women by their husbands, being denied their rights to interact with other people and failure by their husbands /men to provide basic necessities of life at home given that they (men) are the major income earners to their families.  Others include grabbing of crops harvested by the women, mistreatment, harassment and general disrespect of women by their husbands. All these result into instabilities within families which spill over to the children as it leads to poor parentage. Most of the cases are a result of illiteracy, polygamy, early marriages  and poverty existing in  communities

7.   Social inquiries.42 social inquiries were conducted for children in contact with the law as well those   of repeated parental neglect where it was necessary to establish the cause of this neglect so as to handle these parents in the most appropriate manner.

8.   Home visits.6347 Home visits were conducted to families to establish the vulnerability level of children(Child status)  and to identify the cause of social mishaps in families to ensure that decisions reached in office  pertaining are adhered too.

9.   16 children were placed for care in SOS and one to GEM Foundation

1   11 abandoned children were successfully placed in Babies Homes with the assistance of CFPU of Kamwenge Police station Child resettlement. 

28 children were successfully reintergrated/ resettled with their families upon release from the Remand Home.

1Held 3 radio talk shows on child protection with the assistance of the MGLSD and world Bank

1 Organised holiday camps to equip children to equip  with life skills with an aim for  preventing sexual  sexual abuse, school dropouts, HIV/AIDS, early marriages, the children were drawn  from various primary and secondary schools of Bigodi PS, Rwengobe PS, Bigodi SS, Bigodi Modern, Kyabenda PS, Kyabenda SS, Kahunge P/S St. Michhael SS, Global Trust Standard PS, Kiyagara PS, and Rukunyu PS.A total of 2041 children aged 9-24 years attended.

1 The department held dialogue meetings along Kamwenge –Fortportalroad  on children rights , child abuse in the community and underlying causes ,parenting, prevention and mitigation of child abuse. These Sessions were held in hot spot areas of Bigodi, Kahunge, Busingye, KybyomaKyakanyemera,Rewengobe and the three wards of Kaburaisoke, Kamwenge and Kitonzi.

 Held 4 DOVCC  meetings and issues affecting vulnerable children were identified and strategies laid out

1 District Orphans and other vulnerable Children members were trained and oriented on children rights, relevant laws and policies, strategies of reporting, referral path ways and their roles and responsibilities.

1Built the capacity of  15 sub county orphans and other vulnerable children coordination committees (SOVCCs) through training

1Installed the OVCMIS system for data capture on OVC and have trained CDOS and NGOs/CBOs representatives in data capture and analysis for decision making

1Linking victims of abuse child abuse to relevant service providers. In partnership with MGLSD and world Bank, 10 survivors of abuse(defilement)  were supported to access essential services ie health, psychosocial  support, education among others

 

FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT

YLP                       798,000,000

FAL                      15,500,000

UWEP                    287,920,728

NON WAGE            3,890,000

 

 

Major challenges

  • The sector is mainly challenged by limited funding and this hinders proper functioning of the sectors.  The sector heavily depends on donor funding which is not sustainable and ends up affecting performance.
  • Since the sector achieves its mandate through the involvement of volunteers who are neither motivated nor paid any facilitation, there has been of volunteer fatigue among these volunteers who end not doing the work as expected.
  • There is also unwillingness by community members to attend community functions, meeting and dialogues which are not facilitated. The tendency of some development partners paying transport refund and refreshments for community members whenever they are called for meetings in their areas of locations has affected the spirit of community members in relation to their participation in community activities.
  • The high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate, increased levels of alcohol intake among household heads, the gender based violence incidence levels and general poverty has pushed many children into the category of vulnerability and this increases the burden of protecting such vulnerable categories of people.  

Recommendations:

·  Improved allocation of non-conditional funds to CBS sector to improve performance.

·  Coordinated efforts to improve the recovery process of the revolving funds extended to the youth groups to facilitate the revolving process.

·  Coordinated efforts of all stakeholders in community mobilization and sensitization to support community members to improve on behavioral change, attitude and life style living.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demographic Indicators

Total land area           2,375,3 km2
Total Population
(Projection 2014)
421,470
 Number of House holds    88,687
Total female (Projection 2014)   215,668
Total male (Projection 2014)    205,802
Population Density 173 Persons/Km

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