COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM UGANDA

Livelihood development

CCU promotes livelihood development for vulnerable groups including promoting climate smart farming practices.

Enterprise development

CCU trains local communities in enterprise development, handcraft making, booking keeping, and economic development

Climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and wild life conservation

CCU supports afforestation, adaption, and works with Government of Uganda to conserve wild life , habitants, and fight poaching

Sports for change

CCU works with and for individuals with mental illness through sports for change approaches. CCU has 10 years of experience in coordinating sports for change programs through football, netball, and other field games to deliver community-based initiatives in public health, mental health awareness and women empowerment. Together with our partners we share space for idea incubation, exchange experts, experiences on strategic sports interventions that address social barriers like stigma, discrimination and all forms of violence. CCU has carried out programs in Kyaka II, Wakiso, Kampala, Kyegegwa, and Entebbe. Checkout these four-step sports program in the   ORASS Flyer

Theatre for change

This is an innovative signature approach of Theatre for change (T4C) that creates transformative and educative theatre to create behaviour change and converge messages in form of participatory singing and drama to enable women, children, and girls in Uganda to find their voice and assert their rights, particularly in their sexual and reproductive health rights. We use a unique combination of drama and participatory learning to help vulnerable women and girls build their confidence, find their voice and assert their rights. In Uganda, CCU has used the T4C approach including Kyaka II Refugee Settlement with Funding from the Girls First Fund (Geneva Global).

Uganda Refugee SRHR Alliance

Community Consortium Uganda is a leading member of the Uganda refugee SRHR Alliance
The Uganda refugee SRHR Alliance has four member organizations. The alliance aims to  create a robust and inclusive Uganda refugee SRHR alliance that will advocate for improved access to comprehensive SRH and information as well as SRHR services for young including refugees in Uganda. Details can be found here https://ugandarefugeealliance.org/

Cross Cutting Issues:

Fighting Disinformation and Misinformation on Covid 19

CCU has expanded its focus to counter the growing misinformation and conspiracy theories around COVID-19.

We currently provide online based resources on factual information relating to vaccine safety and benefits. Once the pandemic restrictions are lifted, we shall scale our campaign efforts of fighting misinformation through our grassroots networks of community based village health workers and frontline community leaders that we currently work with.

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a substantial challenge to global human well-being including strong effects on the health systems, food security, livelihoods, and overall well-being. Unfortunately, however, misinformation about COVID-19 has proliferated, including on social media and among the local population. At its extreme, death can be the tragic outcome of what the World Health Organization has termed the infodemic, an overabundance of information — some accurate, some not — that spreads alongside a disease outbreak. False information runs the gamut, from discrediting the threat of COVID-19 to conspiracy theories that vaccines could alter human DNA. CCU works with the Uganda Ministry of health and local stakeholders to fight COVID-19 miss information.

Health

CCU supports life saving health interventions to refugees and vulnerable communities.
Our work ranges from rebuilding health systems through our innovating health system building approaches, supporting community health through our signature community health model, delivering primary healthcare and emergency treatment, technical assistance to the Ministry of health, supporting data analytics, health promotion and provision of health services in the areas of Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, communicable and non communicable diseases.

                                                                                              CCU Annual Report – 2020

Changing behaviors:

T4C is an innovative community engagement approach that empowers communities and alloiws them to share their stories.

The T4C builds skills, communication, and confidence.

T4C approach works well with marginalized communities and has been very effective within the refugee communities in Uganda.

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Our Values

We Value A Holistic Approach to the Person

We agree. And we know that healing doesn’t just address only the soul or only the body. It is important to us that all facets and needs of the human condition are met as we seek to partner with and equip the poor to rise above poverty and find healing.

We Value Sustainability

Our desire is to equip those endeavors of the Ugandan people that will endure and bring broad change for generations. This means we are in it for the long haul and aren’t here to offer band-aid fixes to deep rooted issues. We love the people we serve, and plan to walk alongside them for as long as it takes.

We Value Peace

We desire to work for peace in all spheres of civil and social life. We are about reconciling those who have acted out in violence against each other.

We Value Partnership

We are not top-down leaders. We are bottom-up equippers. We exist to partner with the people of Uganda and support them by providing the out-of-reach resources they need to heal their country.