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 Don't depend on donors- Ugandans advised

By Wilfred Sanya

Added 30th December 2019 07:54 PM

“With the growing global changes, the foreign aid coming to African countries has reduced, Africans should re-think of how to address their problems"

 Don't depend on donors- Ugandans advised

L-R Sarah Kalungi head of Fundraising at the SOS Children Village receing an assortment of items from the Linda Tatt Human Resource Manager Davis and Sheriff at Kakiri Wakiso district.Photo by Wilfred Sanya

“With the growing global changes, the foreign aid coming to African countries has reduced, Africans should re-think of how to address their problems"

Ugandans have been advised not to depend on donors for project management but instead create other sources to sustain their projects.

While commissioning of a water pump donated to improve on the safe water coverage in  Kakiri Wakiso district recently, Sarah Kalungi,  the head of Fundraising SOS Children's Village, said Ugandans should be creative and desist depending on donor aid to care for their needs.

hildren drawing water  from a tap which  was  supported by avis and heriff pump at  children illages akiri  akiso districthe  water pump allows the supply of the water to the children including the health centre used by public hoto by ilfred anya Children drawing water from a tap which was supported by Davis and Sheriff pump at SOS children Villages Kakiri Wakiso district. The water pump allows the supply of the water to the children including the health centre used by public. Photo by Wilfred Sanya

"With the growing global changes, the foreign aid coming to African countries has reduced, Africans should re-think of how to address their problems saying the issue of child development must be addressed to cater for the children without care,"Kalungi explained  Kalungi said the young people in Uganda form 78% of the population with many of them forced into early sex which leads them into early marriages without unstable sources of income hence major causes of street children on roads.

"As a country, we cannot continue waiting for donor that is why we look for local organizations and well-wishers to support our activities,"She said. Over 60, 000 children have been supported by the SOS center in Gulu, Fort- Portal, Entebbe, and Kakiri and they have already lived a better life.

arah alungi head of undraising  hildren illages receiving an asortment of items from inda ata uman esource  anager avis and heriff at akiri akisohoto by ilfred anya  Sarah Kalungi head of Fundraising SOS Children Villages receiving an assortment of items from Linda Tata Human Resource Manager Davis and Sheriff at Kakiri Wakiso.Photo by Wilfred Sanya


"We support 29,000 children are being supported by 800 families and train them on how to manage to improve their family incomes including nutrition. This helps us to reduce child neglect, "Kalungi said. 

Sarah Nanseera a caretaker of the children said without water in a home, nothing can be done, noting that today they have stable water that cover the entire village including the Health Centre used by the community. She applauded the Davis Sheriffs who donated a water pump that supplies water to the entire area of 13 families with children. 

Joan Nakkomo Sales Engineer Davis and Sheriffs said they offered support because one of their cardinal roles is to increase people's access to clean water. 

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