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Over the last 10 years (2007-2017)

New water sources in Uganda

Schools worked with in Kenya and Uganda

Trained farmers in Uganda

People with access to cleaner, safer water in Uganda

Students engaged with on health, hygiene and sanitation, and child rights

Children vaccinated under 5 in Turkana, Northern Kenya.

Key findings from VAD Uganda and GCN Kenya:

Water

In Wakiso (VAD), 84% of water sources are still functional. Where water source is functional, 100% of Water User Committees still exist and are working. Reasons for non-functioning are: theft of pumps (response: police investigations opened) and population growth creating additional pressure and leading pumps to breakdown (response: advocacy committees (successfully) lobbying local government to repair and drill additional water sources)
Average incomes of farmers is 180,000 ugx (approx. €40) per month. In 2014, a survey of farmers in same area showed average incomes of 60,000 ugx (€17) per month. Incomes have therefore tripled amongst trained farmers. Those with the highest incomes are from groups where they have developed savings and loan schemes. This is a key learning that can be built into future programming
80% (79/99) farmers groups in Wakiso District are still active. The vast majority of trained farmers (unquantifiable without more detailed analysis) are “food secure” in the sense that they are eating 3 meals per day and are able to grow enough food to sustain them between harvests
There is a 17% increase in retention of girls in school and a 45% increase in the numbers completing primary school

 

In Kajiado County Kenya (GCN), since 2007 enrolment has increased; girls: 124%, boys: 70%, compared to increases of only 29% girls and 21% boys nationally

 

These statistics are provided by Kajiado County for the entire county. Aidlink and GCN have a presence in 126/353 public primary schools in the County (being 36% of PPS there). Working among the most remote and excluded communities in the county, there is no doubt about  our contribution to overall improvements.

GCN following up on Water and Toilet functionality, PTA and BoM functionality, women’s groups and positive social deviant activity.

Education

In Kajiado, Kenya, an assessment of the 54 public primary schools targeted during PGI (2012 – 2016) reveals improved levels of enrolment, retention, performance, completion and transition
Over the last 10 years, the enrolment of girls in school has increased by 124% and boys by 70% in Kajiado compared with 29% (girls) and 21% (boys) nationally.

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of girl-friendly latrines constructed since 2007 are fully operational

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of rights of the Child clubs remain active in terms of meetings and record keeping

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of established school gardens are producing food regularly

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of schools we have worked with in Wakiso have increased enrolment whilst school records also indicate improved attendance, completion and transition rates

Livelihoods

Incomes have tripled amongst trained farmers in Wasiko.
In Masaka 60% of the farmers’ groups formed over the last 10 years continue to exist and function with the support of District Agricultural Extension Workers.
80% (79/99) Farmers groups established in Wakiso District are still active. The vast majority of trained farmers report that they are food secure, i.e. eating 3 meals per day and able to grow enough to sustain themselves between harvests.