Jenny Beebe Foundation Uganda
Paidha town council, Uganda Kampala Mission 8989
Before Zombo District was part of Nebbi in year 2010, In Nebbi District Strategic Plan, the increase in number of OVC, currently according to 2009 service providers reports estimated orphans numbers alone stands at 15,692 and the figure rising annually excluding other vulnerable children which district estimates at 25,876 in the District.
The quality of services rendered in the District, the services being offered at the recommended standard and intervention stands at 7% and the Core Program Area (CPAs) where the services provider have the highest are in social-economic security, food security and nutrition. The lowest being addressed are care support, psycho-social support, education with 0%, 5.09%, and 5.09% of the service providers operating in Nebbi District. (Nebbi District service providers mapping reports and Nebbi District OVC strategic plan 2009).
In general, there are gaps in both the OVC support and HIV/AIDS awareness creation through sensitization, education, social economic security, care and support, food security and nutrition. The key reasons/factors limiting services renderings are due to lack of FUNDING opportunities.
Hence there are need to strengthened private sectors such as the NGOs and CBOs in order to alleviate and minimize such problems. This can be done best through formation of organization to provide services of sensitization, counselling, the support systems to Orphans and other vulnerable children and law governing children themselves.
This would however, create awareness cross cutting with Health program, majorly on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other related problems. Jenny Beebe Foundation majorly operates on the following Agenda;- OVC Care and support, HIV/AIDS awareness campaign/sensitization through education and case referrals, ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) especially among girls and child’s rights as the sub theme and the thematic areas.
Therefore, JENNY BEEBE FOUNDATION UGANDA (J.B.F.U) has taken these initiatives to support the ORVC and community in Zombo District and Madi Anyiribu Part of Arua District on the above mentioned problems statements after acquiring financial support from the Civil Society Organization and Donors Communities Nationally and Internationally.
Goal: To improves on the lives of ORVC by fulfillment of their required services.
Indicators: I. # participation of ORVC in school II. % reduction of ORVC dropout in school Objective 1: To strengthen ORVC program through conducting regular and effective support training and registration. Activities: • Conduct registration of ORVC • Carryout Bi-monthly support training • Organize meeting involve District ORVC and education in planning • Conduct radio talk shows in local language Objective 2: To increase knowledge and understanding/ provide care and support to ORVC in Zombo District and Madi Anyribu Part of Arua District (areas of interventions).
Activities: • Provision of scholastic materials to ORVC in school • Organize sensitization meeting with stakeholders • Initiate income generating activities (IGAs) • Provide the alternate livelihood sources to ORVC
Objective 3: To established, initiate, organize functional JBFU coordination mechanisms to monitor the Quality of ORVC service standard in the areas of interventions.
Activities: • Established ORVC coordination committee • Conduct coordination meeting • Conduct annual review meeting • Conduct follow up to ascertain the services rendered CHALLENGES: a) Lack of transport to accesses orphans in the different villages in all the Areas in Zombo District and Arua District. b) Lack of funds to purchase scholastic materials for the orphans and other vulnerable children. c) Bad roads are really grate problems during rainy seasons as we can not use motor bikes. d) Lack of modern equipment's like computers for both storing information and internet for quick massages sending. Lack of support since some of Donors needs Approved Organisation profiles before they can come in to implement and support the Organisation, we believed that as you have seen who we are you will be able to come to help.