HOW WE WORK
In a bid to improve lives, NCD works with community members and partners to combat poverty. We focus on fighting against the causes of poverty, not just the results.
We do this through our priority programmes areas (Adolescent,
Maternal and Child Health, Gender
Based Violence, Environment
Water and Sanitation and Livelihoods) we often focus on issues that are interlinked.
We have an exceptional vision and direction. We don't impose solutions, but work with communities over years to strengthen their own efforts to combat poverty. We constantly seek new solutions that can make the greatest impact.
NCD believes in people and their capacity to make a difference. We empower people by developing their potential to strengthen their own communities.
We pursue this goal in a way that encourages innovation and leadership, maximizes resources, and promotes communication and cooperation among all NCD target beneficiaries.
Strengthening Community Approaches
for Quality Education in Uganda
Uganda has made considerable progress in improving the quality of primary education through introducing Universal Primary Education (UPE), however, the cultural set up of Bugisu has increasingly contributed to (GBV), child abuse, early marriages and school dropout directly impacting on education .
Promoting Improved Service Delivery
in the Health and Education Sectors in Uganda
The Universal Primary Education (UPE) program was launched in Uganda in 1997 with a view of enabling all children of school going age to get an opportunity to attend primary school and to ensure that all Ugandan citizens can read and write by the year 2015.Eighteen years down the road, Mityana district is battling to better the quality of UPE amidst difficulties that make the teaching and learning environment very un-conducive.
Strengthening Community Watershed
Management in Uganda
NCD with support from Albertine Rift Conservation Society -ARCOS is implementing a project titled Strengthening Community Watershed Management in Uganda in Buhugu and Busulani Sub County whose goal is to promote community approaches for improved watershed management and livelihoods of communities in Sironko District.
Menstrual Hygiene Enhancement
In Sironko, more than 80% of Primary school going children who have reached puberty don’t use appropriate sanitary ware and as a result they have no option but to use rags, toilet paper, newspaper, leaves, and disposable nappies. These unhygienic materials can cause serious health problems for girls.
Health Advocacy Initiative
Uganda has high maternal mortality rates, which is often reflective of access to health care services. Ugandan women seek to handle birth on their own as it is a time when they can use their own power and make their own decisions leading to high maternal mortality rate. in a move to address this challenge, In 2013, with support from Akiiba Uhaki Foundation, NCD implemented a 9 months project entitled Health Advocacy Intuitive aimed at contributing to equitable access to quality maternal health care services among women in Sironko District.
NCD Water and Land Management Project
In 2014, with support from UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, NCD embarked on implementing a 2 year project aimed at equipping communities in Sironko district with knowledge, skills and technology to sustainably manage water and land resources in order to reduce the impacts of climate change and increasing resilience to future impacts by supporting communities to improve land and water management to increase agricultural production; adopt environmentally friendly agricultural practices to equitably use the available water resources, minimize land degradation
Strengthening the Right to Education
With financial support from Independent Development Fund-IDF, NCD is implementing a 2 year project entitled “Strengthening the Right to Education in Sironko” in which 30 children from 10 schools in Sironko district are engaged in monitoring the implementation of the UPE program. This involves monitoring UPE inputs, processes and outputs. As part of this process the children track UPE funding and factors that affect quality of the program.