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Paths to Progress: What's Happening in Jinja
Community Partner Highlights
Organization for Rural Development (ORUDE) aids rural communities build capacity in the field of microfinance. ORUDE organizes savings and credit cooperatives, seminars, and distributes training guides.
Women Rights Initiative (WORI) works to reduce violence, poverty, and HIV/AIDS amongst women and youth. To accomplish this, WORI runs programs on human rights, leadership capacity building, sexual reproductive health, economic empowerment, and institutional alignment.
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An introduction to the town on the Nile
Jinja is the second largest town and commercial center in Uganda with roughly 90,000 people and major commercial rail connections to Kenya and the Indian Ocean. Located on the shores of Lake Victoria and at the headwaters of the Nile, Jinja boasts beautiful surroundings and thriving agriculture due to abundant water access. At the same time, Jinja suffers widespread poverty, unaffordable water and energy supplies, and inadequate healthcare and educational services.
Population: est. 89,700
Avg. temperature: Low 62ºF /
Local language: Luganda
Organization: Phoebe Education
Intern: Elizabeth Gilbert
The Phoebe Education Fund for HIV/AIDS Orphans and Intern Elizabeth Gilbert have initiated a project to increase disease prevention and knowledge about health rights. Through a series of workshops, 63 grandmothers in Butagaya Sub County are receiving training on how to spread this vital knowledge about disease prevention throughout the community.
Topic: Youth Development
Intern: Rula Mualla
Uganda Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities and Intern Rula Mualla created a project to address common physical disabilities in Uganda through workshops on physiotherapy exercises. A workshop for 70 community members provided knowledge of preventive measures for common disabilities and a few were taught how to make physical therapy equipment.
Margaret Nassozi Amanyire, Program Director
Margaret has more than a decade of experience working with local communities and government in Jinja on social development. She has facilitated the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of strategic and action plans for several civil society organizations and has also worked as a consultant for the European Union and CARE International.