Shs 1.8 billion earmarked to improve marginalized communities

In Summary
  • The money is to improve over 1000 marginalized and under-served communities
  • Beneficiaries include refugees and street children
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Several stakeholders launching the Project Courtesy Photo

An American-based organization Hilton Foundation has earmarked over Shs. 1.8 billion to address issues affecting over 1000 marginalized and under-served communities including refugees and street children living in the five divisions of the Kampala Capital city Authority.

While speaking to the press, the Director of Gender, Community Services, and Production at the Kampala capital city Authority, John Bosco Bashinyora , they have patterned with several local civil society organizations to implement the project.

Bashinyora went ahead and asked local civil society organizations they are set to work with on the implementation of this project to make thorough research so that the targeted people are the ones that benefit.

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Naome Ayot the Cordinator for the Local Coalition Accelerator Courtesy Photo

On her part, the coordinator of the Local Coalition Accelerator organization, the organization implementing the project Naomi Ayot -Oyaro says, the money they have acquired is targeting to help the marginalized communities in Kawempe, Nakawa, Makindye, Rubaga, and Kampala central division ensuring refugees and street children.

Ayot explained that their collaboration with KCCA will enable them achieve a number of goals including the dissemination of the KCCA Child Protection Ordinance.

She added, the fact that most of the street children are child trafficking cases, they will also be in position to plan on how they can rescue and transit them to their communities.