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About Us

Name of the Organization

   Jesus Cares Centre PS- Ntungamo (JCCPSN). 

2.0       BACKGROUND OF THE ORGANIZATION.

Jesus Cares Centre Primary School - Ntungamo is a registered Local NGO, No. 8712 formed by a group of community members in 2008, and was fully registered in 2011 as non-profit making organization with a common goal of giving the best start to orphans and vulnerable children in their lives to grow in a good and strong relationship with God.  Jesus Cares Centre was a brain child of one Amos Bandeeba, who was a vulnerable child himself, and went through long experiences of suffering as a vulnerable child. Relating to his own childhood experience of the harsh conditions he went through growing up, Mr. Bandeeba developed a strong conviction and interest to improve the lives of thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children in his community, and the rest of the country at large.

 

From his personal experiences and those of his peers who went through the same circumstances, he realized that orphans and vulnerable children are among the most abused and violated. He thus came to a realization that if these vulnerable and underprivileged young citizens of Uganda don't get an early spiritual and education foundation, they would have a very difficult, and unpromising future ahead of them. He believes that children have rights that should come as nature demands such as;

i.          Right to Family;

ii.         Right to Education;

iii.        Right to Medication;
iv.        Right to Food;
v.         Right to shelter;
vi.        Right to belonging.

2.1       JCCPSN VISION

To give a Child the best start in Life

2.2       JCCPSN MISSION

To improve on the literacy level in rural areas especially Ntungamo.

2.2       JCCPSN GOAL

To provide a strong spiritual foundation and accessibility to Educational Facilities for the vulnerable children.

2.3       JCCPSN OBJECTIVES

(i)         To provide quality and accessible education to the community.

(ii)          To reduce the spread of HIV pandemic contracted through immoral' and    ungodly ways of young people.

(iii)      To help needy children they can become self sufficient and provide for their whole community.

(iv)      To advocate for children's rights.

(v)        To provide Christian moral training to young people in the community

(vi)      To create awareness among the community about education and need for Christian training of young people through open-air meetings, conferences and seminars.

(vii)        To provide guidance and counseling to the young people in the community

(viii)      To reduce lawlessness and violence in the community caused by poor upbringing of children.

(ix)·     To liaise with other organization, institutions and individuals in the field of education and Christian training of young people

 

3.0       PROJECT TITLE: 

Sponsorship of orphaned and the most under privileged children in Ntungamo district 

4.0       PROBLEM STATEMENT:

Since the 80’s when the HIV/AIDS was realized in Uganda, it has claimed lives of millions of people and as a result, over 6.5 million children have been left orphaned in Uganda. The distress and depression upon these children is so great that they are put in a position of rejection and self pity. They suffer from increasing displacement, marginalization, dissolution of family protection and segregation from the community making them feel they are an economic burden, thus they fall behind educationally and even socially. This has tended to have life long effects on their development leading to a generation of no hope for tomorrow.

 

Commercial sexual exploitation of children is wide spread and a hidden form of child exploitation both in rural urban areas in Uganda, and it is growing at an alarming rate. Child prostitution is the most pronounced form of commercial sexual exploitation of children in Uganda’s urban and semi-urban areas, and is dominated by young girls/youths majority of whom are primary seven school dropouts who never attain secondary education and with no skill on their heads. Very young children, particularly those orphaned by HIV/AIDS are actively engaged in commercial sex as a means for survival. More still Uganda is hit by wide spread street children practicing robbery and theft, marijuana smoking and alcoholism to mention but a few.   

Their involvement in commercial sex and other immoral behaviors has grave consequences on their health and lives and to the lives of others. Some of these have contraction of HIV/AIDS and STDs. They are victims of physical assault, defilement, rape, drug addiction, unwanted pregnancies, underage motherhood, torture and lack of self esteem trauma, theft and robbery, crime, rejection and death among others.

 

5.0.      JUSTIFICATION:

There is no question that one of the major problems the AIDS scourge has created for Uganda is the big number of orphans left behind. These orphans and their needs have over the years overwhelmed those who have tried to assist them. Most times they are left in the hands of relatives who are struggling to keep their own immediate families from starving. Subsequently, when the relative can no longer cope up, the orphans suffer most and in terms of education the guardians do care for their only legitimate sons and daughters, this has contributed to the increasing number of street kids roaming in the city and other towns. The rest of these OVCs and OVYs end up in child domestic labour service and prostitution, other children are left in the hands of their grand parents who are aged and cannot contribute anything towards the well being of these orphaned children.  

  

6.0.      NEEDS ASSESSMENT:

In order to improve the situation of these children, its necessary for families and local communities to contribute either individually or as group to supplement government’s effort and those of other development partners. Therefore, there is need/ a call for both local and international organizations/ communities/ groups/development partners/corporates and private individuals to contribute in order to improve the situation under which these children live and grow.       

We intend to encourage families, communities and external parties to treat all orphans, and other vulnerable children and youths with respect; ensuring that they are not treated as helpless victims but as actors in their own rights. They should be entitled to express their own views and be actively involved in matters that relate to them.

 

7.0.      CHALLENGES:

Being a local initiative by JCCPSN, there are quite a lot challenges the organization meets:

• Parents / Guardians do lack resources to make contribution towards the education of these orphaned / vulnerable children and youths. 
• Children do lack the required scholastic materials and training materials.
• Most children cannot access proper nutrition which leads to poor health. 
• Some of them are HIV positive and chronically sick.
• The organization lacks enough resources and finances.

8.0.      PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project aims at providing primary and vocational educational services to orphaned and underprivileged children and youths in our community.

9.0.     PROJECT MISSION:    

Provision of high quality education and skills to OVCs and OVYs for better resource exploitation, management and control for improved quality of life.

10.0.  PROJECT GOALS:

·         To provide a strong spiritual foundation and accessibility to Educational Facilities for the vulnerable children.

·         To improve the wellbeing of orphaned and underprivileged children and youths.

·         To promote primary, and vocational education to AIDS orphaned and other vulnerable children and youths.

·         To provide care and support services to these vulnerable children.

·         To promote job creation opportunities to the most vulnerable OVCs and OVYs

·         To promote income generating opportunities to the vulnerable OVCs and OVYs

11.0. PROJECT OBJECTIVES: 

·         To access quality primary, and vocational education to the orphaned and underprivileged children and youths.

·         To access the vulnerable children and youths with scholastic materials and other training materials.

·         To improve the nutrition of these vulnerable children and youths.    

·         Prevention of the involvement of these children and youths in commercial sex activities, child domestic labour and other immoral activities.

·         To increase capacity in job creation and income generation.

·         To promote more cohesive considerate and creative individuals/societies with equal opportunities and rights for all.   

·         To advocate for children's rights.

·         To provide Christian moral training to young people in the community

·         To create awareness among the community about education and need for Christian training of young people through open-air meetings, conferences and seminars.

·          To provide guidance and counseling to the young people in the community

·         To reduce lawlessness and violence in the community caused by poor upbringing of children.

·         To reduce the spread of HIV pandemic contracted through immoral' and ungodly ways of young people.

·         To liaise with other organization, institutions and individuals in the field of education and Christian training of young people

12.0. PROJECT ACTIVITIES:

·         School fees support.

·         Scholastic and training materials support.

·         Feeding support and basic primary health care support.

13.0. TARGET GROUP:

The main target groups are the most underprivileged children and youths orphaned /affected by HIV/AIDS of both the urban slum dwellers and rural village homes in the area where we operate. Initially a total of 175 children shall directly benefit from the program with emphasis on the orphans. The age group will be from 3 -18 years.

14.0. GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE:    

The program will cover the rural village homes and urban centres of Ntungamo District.

15.0.   EXPECTED OUT-COMES:

·         175 vulnerable children and youths shall access school fees on a term basis.

·         175 vulnerable children and youths shall access scholastic and training materials on a termly basis.

·         175 vulnerable children and youths shall access nutritional foods on daily basis during the study days.

·         175 vulnerable children and youths shall access basic primary health care and support.

16.0.   PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION:

It will be implemented by Jesus Cares Centre Primary School, Ruhaama Ntungamo district. With the availability of resources, the project has been operational since 2008. The program tends to cover duration of 5 years.

17.0    PLANNED PROJECT ACTIVITIES 2015/2016

·         To access primary, and vocational education to the orphaned and underprivileged children and youths.

·         To access the vulnerable children and youths with scholastic materials and other training materials.

·         To improve the nutrition of these vulnerable children and youths.    

·         Prevention of the involvement of these children and youths in commercial sex activities, child domestic labour and other immoral activities.

·         To promote more cohesive considerate and creative individuals/societies with equal opportunities and rights for all.  

18.0.   SELECTION CRITERIA:

·         Most vulnerable HIV/AIDS orphaned children from old/weak grand parents and guardians.

·         Children from families whose surviving parents are weak and sickly of HIV/AIDS.

·         Vulnerable children from very poor household and child headed household.

19.0.   EVALUATION AND REPORTING SYSTEM:

The project will be subject to evaluation on a quarterly basis. However, day to day monitoring of its progress will be carried out by the Project Manager and the Headteacher Jesus Cares Centre Primary School, Ntungamo in consultation with the children, and the beneficiary community members to ensure attainment of the project goal. Quarterly reports are to be made to the donor agency to confirm proper and effective use of resources received. All the necessary information and photographs concerning the child(ren) will be available on request. 

20.0.   PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY:

Though it’s a child support project, the beneficiary community members has been mobilized and sensitized about the need to contribute positively towards the education of the OVCs and OVYs.  Community Members are required to contribute a substantial termly contribution; therein putting up a trust for the long term education of these children and youth.

SPONSORSHIP ROJECT BUDGET ACTIVITY & ANNUAL SUMMARY FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

Contact us

Jesus Cares Centre PS Ntungamo
P.O. Box 203 Ntungamo Nyakyera Uganda +256772419989 +256772501698 +256700485639
Email:[email protected]
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