Community Based Services

  • Mobilization and empowerment of communities, this is through empowering communities with functional skills, knowledge and information to enhance their participation in the development process, make effective decisions, access essential services and influence their perceptions in the utilization of community services through CDOs and ACDOs. 
  • Functional adult literacy by providing instruction in basic reading, writing and numeracy integrated with practical knowledge and skills for increased productivity. Accessing communities with information, knowledge and skills makes them aware of their rights; socio-economic, civic and political, which catalyzes them to exploit available life-improving opportunities. Currently the sector has one FAL class per parish
  • Non formal skills for youth-empowering vulnerable youth in rural areas with practical skills mainly vocational, entrepreneurship and providing them with seed capital. 
  • Care and protection to orphans and other vulnerable children including street children, children in conflict with the law, abandoned children and children in child labour. Street children are withdrawn from the streets, rehabilitated and resettled while those in conflict with the law are helped to access justice.
  • Community based rehabilitation for PWDs – providing counseling, assistive devices; skills to PWDs within their communities to enable them cope with their economic and social environment.
  • Cash transfers to most vulnerable PWDs, older persons and children. Cash transfers help to strengthen household productivity and capacity for income generation.
  • Special Grants for PWDs – to support Income Generating Activists of  PWDs, provide employment, improve income status and ultimately the quality of life of PWDs. 
  • Occupational safety and health inspections – to ensure decent working conditions in workplaces. Good working conditions reduce industrial unrest which leads to improved productivity and increased income for both employees and employers.
  • Externalization of Labour – facilitating able bodied Ugandans to tap into the job markets outside the country as Uganda develops its capacity to generate sufficient jobs for its labour force. The role of CDOs is to work with those organizations exporting manpower in selection of those willing to go
  • Registration and regulation of Civil Society Organizations and Community Based Organizations. This is aimed at coordinating of those CSOs.
  • Resolving Labour and inter-Union related disputes and complaints aimed at settling disagreements between workers and employers and the between different unions;
  • Settlement of workers’ compensation for injury arising out of and in the course of one’s employment. This covers both government and the private sector;
  • Women empowerment – providing skills and seed capital to women groups. This is done under UWEP
  • Gender and rights mainstreaming – capacity building local government technical staff to enhance their skills in gender planning analysis and budgeting to ensure equitable participation of men and women in development process. The sector is conducting gender audits in other sectors to assess compliance to gender mainstreaming.
  • Gender Based Violence – implementing programmes for preventing sexual and gender based violence and build capacity of various multi-sectoral actors to effectively respond and manage GBV at community levels
  • Promote culture and cultural industries for development –  The sector promotes creative cultural enterprises including arts and crafts, music, dance and drama, languages to provide employment opportunities and income to communities
  • Social protection refers to the formal and informal initiatives that provide assistance to the extremely poor individuals and household; and social services to groups who need special attention or would otherwise be denied access to basic services, social insurance to protect against risks such as discrimination and abuse. The CDO has to ensure there is inclusion and participation of vulnerable, poor and marginalized groups in development programmes as a strategy to promote poverty focused development and reduction of poverty. 
  • In development work linkage and networking involves knowing what others are doing and how to reach them.
KANUNGU GALZ NETWORK a community Based Organization launching a program