Next phase of the Nutrition Project begins
28 September 2023 16:24
This month, we were excited to begin phase two of our Nutrition, Agriculture and Livelihoods project - through which we will continue to provide 1,100 vulnerable refugee households in Uganda with life-changing support to improve food security. We began this ambitious project in 2022, thanks to a generous donor, and are delighted to have their support again to continue it this year, following incredible successes - not only surrounding food security, but also inclusion for people with disabilities, and income-generation opportunities.
The next phase of the project began with food distributions for all of the households, to address immediate food insecurity (particularly acute at the moment following recent ration cuts in the settlements) and ensure participant households are physically able and strong enough to participate in the project. We also distributed seeds to all the households, which have now been planted. When these crops are harvested, they will provide a sustainable source of food, as well as livelihood opportunities for some families that are able to sell their extra produce.
On top of the provision of resources and land, a key part of this project is training - crucial to making a lasting impact. As well as education sessions on planting, cultivation, business skills and income generation for the 1,100 households involved in the project, we have also recently begun nutrition training for the beneficiaries at New Hope Rehabilitation Centre. This means that while they wait for treatment - whether that’s a wheelchair, physiotherapy or fitting for a prosthetic - they are provided with information about basic nutrition and food groups, empowering them with knowledge to improve their own health.
Stay tuned for updates on this life-changing project!