Bududa Child Development Centre
Beatrice Kunikina (Project Director)
P.O. Box 1142 Mbale,Nanyere Church of Uganda ,Bushika Road, Bududa District, Mbale
0717 928 804 / 0772 862 553
- Local Community Development Office
Regional Area of Work
Districts of Active Projects
Bududa, Manafwa, Mbale
Major Sectors of Work
- Children and Youth
- Community Based Organisation
- Disaster Response / Preparedness
- Psycho-social Support / Counselling
Number of Paid Staff
1-5 Paid staff
Approximate Yearly Turnover
Between Ush 50 million and Ush 100 million
Main source of income
Second source of income
Income from services
Bududa Child Development Centre has been in existence since November 1997. It is located in a village setting, in a moderately populated community beneath Mount Elgon. Most houses there are built out of earth and wattle, with poor sanitation. Education standards are low, with high rates of illiteracy, school drop-outs, early pregnancy and motherhood, and high prevalence of malaria and HIV/AIDS amongst caregivers and children.
The Centre exists to nurture the children in the community spiritually, physically, economically and socio-emotionally, enabling them to become responsible, Christian adults. It aims at holistic child development in the community. We recognise the holistic nature of children and we seek to naturally integrate this ministry in the same way that it is integrated in a child’s daily life, hence helping them come out of abject poverty.
We strive to achieve the following outcomes
• To preach to the souls to confess Jesus as Lord and saviour
• To help children choose good health practices and be physically fit
• To help children exhibit the motivation and skills to be economically self-supporting
• To help children interact with other people in a healthy and compassionate manner
Since its founding, the Centre has made considerable progress, reflected in the following achievements:
• At least 60% of the children now practice spiritual disciplines
• 80% now complete primary education.
• 65% complete secondary education.
• 15% have joined higher institutions of learning.
• 10% have learnt and can utilize skills for income generating activities.
In future we hope to register children before their first birthday, and to open up our own schools employing quality teachers so that children can attain a better education. We also plan to encourage children who cannot enter higher education institutions to join vocational schools.
We also believe that more sensitisation workshops are required to sensitise local communities on basic aspects of human rights, and that more public dialogue meetings should be facilitated to create a wider platform for civil society to engage local government officials.
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