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Joy For Children


Action and Advocacy For Children

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Joy For Children


Action and Advocacy For Children

Since 2005, Joy for Children has been championing the rights of all Children to live peacefully & without exploitation, to benefit from quality free education, to thrive in economic security & justice, and to prosper with access to clean water, good health care, & nutrition.

Our Mission

To increase Awareness of Children’s Rights

To create strong Community Structures that support children

To ensure equal access to Education for all Children without discrimination

To Empower Children & their Families

To end Child Labor & Sexual Exploitation of Children

To hold Authorities Responsible for Taking Action to Prevent Violence & Exploitation against Children

To Advocate for strong Legislation & Justice Systems that Supports Children & their Rights

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OUR WORK


OUR WORK


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PROMOTE EDUCATION The key to breaking cycles of poverty & advancing a country as a whole lies in the education of youth. We believe our work to promote quality education, increase primary school completion rates, and enhance the learning environment are essential in a country that has the world’s youngest population, where just 15% of youth are enrolled in secondary school, & a staggering 10-20 % of youth & 50% of girls cannot read or write a simple sentence.

empower  Families

Power comes from Knowledge and Access. Our holistic and multi-faceted programs give women & families the awareness, the information, and the ability to be self-sufficient & empowered thru life & business skills training, micro seed capital & finance, & direct disbursement of livestock & educational support

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END CHILD MARRIAGE

Ending child marriage and teenage pregnancy is among the top priorities of Joy for Children. As a leader in country & Co-Chair of Girls Not Brides Uganda, we advocate to change laws, practices & traditions that lead to child marriage, & we work to ensure the implementation of those policies that let girls be girls and receive their right to an education. Our holistic & innovative Girls Empower Model that directly empowers girls with the support of their communities has seen transformative results.

prevent violence

As civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently said “The ultimate weakness of Violence is that it is a Descending Spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy, Returning Violence for Violence multiplies Violence, adding deeper Darkness to a Night already devoid of Stars.”  There is no question about the absolute primacy of a society based on Peace, thus we strive to promote peaceful solutions in schools & communities where physical and sexual violence are all too widely accepted and commonplace. 

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ASSIST CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Working with children with disabilities is part of Joy for Children's project implemented in Kampala’s slum areas. Children with disabilities are amongst the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in Uganda. Discriminatory attitudes and behaviors towards children with disabilities are widespread.

Our Strategy


 WE BELIEVE THAT CHANGING LONG HELD SOCIETAL PRACTICES & TRADITIONS REQUIRES A UNIQUE APPROACH

Our Strategy


 WE BELIEVE THAT CHANGING LONG HELD SOCIETAL PRACTICES & TRADITIONS REQUIRES A UNIQUE APPROACH

The Foundation of Our Work is:

Close & compassionate listening to individuals & communities who know best what they need

Community Engagement & Building Trust

Dialogue with key Constituents & Influencers on the issue

Well-conceived Action Plans

Buy-in from Leaders at every level from the Community thru to District, National, & International levels

Coalition building around the Issue that is Inclusive & Diverse

Well-organized Training of Teams that will carry the Mission Forward & Train others

Use of multiple Media formats to assist in Communicating the Message

Continuous Monitoring & Dialogue with Teams, Leaders, Influencers, and Communities for Evaluation of Effectiveness

Research into the Issues and Actions that provide Data & Accounts to reveal the true nature of Progress

Always continuing the Dialogue across all Levels to Understand Progress

Flexibility to Adapt to changing Conditions as they Arise

Persistence in Focusing the Mission & Executing the Action Plan

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Projects


Projects


Our Success lies in Our Partnerships ~ whether we implement multi-tasked actions as part of a large-scale targeted social impact Plan run by an international development organization, join forces with other national Civil Society organizations to affect outcomes in Ugandan society, or collaborate on our own self-designed Programs with individuals and groups who wish to lift up lives, we welcome all challenges in a spirit of Cooperation ~ and Achievement. 

Girls Empower

Girls Empower

Good School              Toolkit              

Good School              Toolkit              

Girls Not Brides Uganda

Girls Not Brides Uganda

Kampala Slums: Women's Economic Development

Kampala Slums: Women's Economic Development

Promote Good Health

Promote Good Health

Delay Marriage / Promote Schooling

Delay Marriage / Promote Schooling

Wheels of Freedom

Wheels of Freedom

Violence Prevention Centers

Violence Prevention Centers

Justice For Children

Justice For Children

Uganda Transport Sector Development    

Uganda Transport Sector Development    

Malaria Prevention

Malaria Prevention


Work With Us


Work With Us


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From work directly with communities in Uganda to advocacy at the international level, Joy for Children acts as a Bridge providing project implementation & services for international organizations who require local knowledge & expertise from a trusted Partner who also understands & works in the global development arena.

Our Ugandan staff know well local customs, traditions, and cultures and how to successfully navigate them ~ and they are at ease in front of the media & at international conferences.  We maintain excellent relationships with a cross-section of Ugandan civil society & government. Years of engaging & building communities has taught us the power of inclusivity & the strength of diversity to build effective coalitions.

We also have a rich history of creating our own Projects that rely on innovative approaches to solving long-standing, entrenched social & economic problems.  We believe that problems are best solved with compassionate listening to those directly living the issues, and in building action-oriented partnerships based on trust and mutual cooperation to achieve new goals.

As an organization we have served as leaders on a number of societal issues that impact the children, and relish a challenge to change out-dated paradigms & usher in new ways that benefit & elevate all.

We are proud of our strong work ethic, our compassionate dedication to children & communities, and our “can-do” spirit.  We deliver high quality work in an efficient and well-organized manner that is effective ~ and results oriented.  Our guiding principles are honesty, transparency, and service.

We welcome your Partnership ~ whether it is to fulfill your Project needs or to Support us in our own uniquely designed Programs – together as One we can Create Change for the Better.