Mission: Restoring the voices of chidren silenced by war by raising awareness, promoting research, and facilitiating effective, sustainable interventions and demonstration projects.
Results: ChildVoice is operating a comprehensive program in Northern Uganda, including a rehabilitation center for formerly abducted girls and their children, a primary school, a health center, and several water and sanitation projects. In that past 3 years, 58 child mothers and their 76 children have benefited from our programs (finished or are in center now). Over 44,000 patients have been seen and treated at the health center, and 7 water points have been renovated and are being monitored. 530 children are now back in school at the Lukodi Primary School.
Target demographics: War affected children and communities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000
Programs: Rehabilitation center for war affected girls and their children; primary care health center; economic development activities; and water and sanitation projects.
As a Board Member since 2006, I've been privileged to watch ChildVoice grow from just an idea, to a functioning vibrant organization that is truly making a difference in the lives of children affected by war. I've visited Northern Uganda each of 5 years, and have personally witnessed how the programs established by ChildVoice have been able to transform the lives of former child soldiers into strong and confident young women, now able to return to their communities fully capable of supporting themselves and their families. ChildVoice is stepping in where many nonprofits are unwilling to go, and providing support at a level necessary to lift up the lives of women and children whom many have forgotten or abandoned.