Programs run by Baobab Children Foundation

A non- government Organization registered in Uganda. Since inception in September 2018, Baobab Children Foundation has grown into a household name in helping vulnerable children and their households.

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Education sponsorship for the marginalized children especially the girl child

It’s reported that more than 700,000 girls in Uganda between ages 6 and 12 have never attended school plus half of the girls between the ages 15 to 24 are illiterate. Girls generally have the highest level of school dropouts and attendance failure which has resulted to low levels of education due to gender inequality and economic hardships

How is Baobab Children Foundation involved?

Baobab Children Foundation is providing educational support to the disadvantaged, vulnerable, orphans, especially the girl child materially and financially.

Our three focus ares include;

(a) Poverty reduction

This is aimed at improving the standard of living for families and communities leading to healthier and more productive lives thus creating a greater chance to escape poverty.

(b) Political representation

Women in some African states are restricted from political involvement and are barely given roles in higher positions because they’re referred to as inferior. With education and training, this gap can be filled.

(c) Early mariage eradication

The financial difficulties experienced in many poor families across uganda is affecting the education sector resulting into school dropouts hence leaving many young children especially girls vulnerable to early marriages. We are working tirelessly to ensure the girl child stays in school so as she can be part of nation building.

Women Emancipation

We are empowering women by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to earn income so as to gain economic independence which will boast their self confidence and reliability.

How to enable women economic empowerment.

(a) Promote innovation

We intend to meet the needs of women by building market awareness, promoting innovation and investment. Women can be great entrepreneurs and innovations through for example (a) Crafts and hand-made products: Most of the women in rural areas of Uganda are illiterate and unemployed. We can put up workshops where we provide them with the right skills and materials to make crafts , sell them and be able to generate income .They are hand-made and can be done from just about anywhere like home.

(b) Provide education & child care

Education is very important and we therefore wish to ensure that children , especially girls will stay in school and not just married off as early as 13years, which is the norm in some societies . Child care on the other hand, particularly high-quality child care, is one of the most important enablers of women’s economic empowerment and can have a positive impact on children’s learning.

(c) Ensure economic growth

Increasing demand for labour and the availability of better-paying jobs improves the participation of women which promotes their economic status in development. Uganda being an Agro-based country, We believe agriculture will be one of the ventures our women can partake to increase their income base and economic independence.

Access to safe clean water

Clean water is water safe to drink or use for food preparation free from all forms of germs. Water is one of the basic elements of life and contributes a big percentage to the growth and development of humanity. Today, many especially children die because of diseases contracted from the use of unclean water in regions where there is still low access of clean water resources.

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Why clean water is an important issue.

Access to safe clean water helps in improving the sanitation and hygiene thus creating a lasting, sustained human growth.
Water being the basic element of life ,it being clean and safe opens up a world of possibilities for community development.

Water borne diseases.

Water borne and bacterial diseases are a threat to man’s health. Diseases like cholera ( which has heavily hit Africa for the past couple of years ) dysentery , typhoid are all a result of poor sanitation.

How we can ensure safe and clean water

Borehole drilling

In communities where dependable water sources are scarce, drilling a borehole well is often the best way to provide safe and reliable drinking water. Water boreholes (also known as water wells) are deep, narrow wells that tap into naturally occurring underground water. It can be used for both commercial and domestic use .It serves farmers for crop irrigation, general water supplies as well as hospitals, schools and domestic private water supplies.

(b) Personal filter straws.

These are handy small-scale technologies that allow individuals to drink water from just about any source with the exception of salt water . These personal filters remove up-to 99% of bacteria, parasites and micro plastics in water. Technology works by passing water through an extremely line medium which traps dirt & bacteria within it pores producing clean and drinkable water. We can teach and provide these filter straws to individuals mostly the school going children just so they can access safe water anywhere they would be .

(c) Educating people about the need for safe clean water

Educating people about the need for safe clean water; the causes, effects and how to ensure proper sanitation for example mere cleaning of hands with water and soap kills germs and reduces the chance of contracting diseases like cholera , which practice is simple and can be ensured only if individuals are aware and knowledgeable about such.

In general, with the benefits of clean water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene in place, educated individuals grow up to be the future of their respective nations.

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental to people's health and survival, to economic development, and the wellbeing of humanity. This is related to multiple human rights, including the right to life, the right to be free from torture, the right to health, the right to privacy, the right to education, and the prohibition of discrimination.

Reproductive rights” are the rights of individuals to decide whether to reproduce and have reproductive health. This may include an individual’s right to plan a family, terminate a pregnancy, use contraceptives, learn about sex education in public schools, and gain access to reproductive health services.

Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are frequently violated and these maybe in form of;

  • Female Genial mutilation (FGN)
  • Forced sterilization, virginity examinations, abortion, without women’s prior consent.
  • Denial of access to services that only women require.
  • Poor quality services.
  • Early marriage and subjecting women’s access to services to third party authorization.
Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights violations are often due to deeply embedded beliefs and societal values pertaining to women’s sexuality. Often , they are for example blamed for adversities like infertility, some suffer ostracism which results into consequences that leave a devastating impact on their health .
Universal access to sexual and reproductive health is essential not only to achieve sustainable development but also to ensure that this new framework speaks to the needs and aspirations of people around the country and leads to realisation of their health and human rights.