During the year that began 1st April 2008 and ended 31st March 2009, CPAR Uganda ploughed nearly 3.4 billion shillings into Northern Uganda; implementing its programmes in the six districts of Gulu, Amuru, Pader, Kitgum, Dokolo and Lira.
Specifically, during the year, CPAR Uganda received Ushs. 3,394,915,842 (three billion, three hundred nighty four million, nine hundred fifteen thousand, eight hundred and fourty two shillings) in grant funding.
Of the grant funding received we spent Ushs. 3,387,716,178 (three billion, three hundred eighty seven million, seven hundred sixteen thousand, one hundred and seventy eight shillings).
Leaving us with a surplus of Ushs. 7,199,664 (seven million, one hundred ninety nine thousand, six hundred and sixty four shillings) in restricted grant funding to be carried forward for use in the next financial year.
The beneficiaries of our actions during the year included:
- 15,600 households which received water vessels for safe storage of water.
- 7,000 people who through music, dance and drama were sensitized on appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices.
- 6,428 people in contact with community volunteers that we trained who were sensitized on human rights.
- 5,880 people who received mosquito nets for protection against malaria.
- 2,310 children under five years of age who received treatment for malaria.
- 2,000 flood victims whose livelihoods were restored.
- 1,500 people who received counselling and psychosocial support from community counselling aids whom we trained.
- 1,200 farmers whom we trained in improved agronomic practices and supported with agricultural inputs.
- 500 households which received tools kits and slabs that enabled them to construct pit latrines.
- 214 people whom we trained mine risks
- 200 VHTs whom we trained and supported with information packages to conduct community sensitization on appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices.
- 196 village health team members (VHTs) whom we trained in management of fever in children under 5 years of age.
- 114 people who received bicycles to conduct mine risk education in their communities.
- 90 people whom we trained in human rights so they voluntarily conduct community sensitization.
- 72 people whom we trained as community counselling aids to provide psychosocial support and counselling to community members who had experienced trauma.
- Clients of five health centre IIs which received quarterly supplies of anti-malaria treatment and paracetamol.
- Clients of the four health centre IIIs which received quarterly supplies of drugs and technical support (a midwife each) for emergency obstetrics.
- Users of 10 schools which received water vessels for safe storage of water.
During the year, we proactively contributed to the achievement of our mission “to overcome poverty and build healthy communities in Africa.” We did so in strategic partnership with our following key CPAR Uganda partners:
- Office of the Prime Minster of the Republic of Uganda
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
- Danish Association for International Cooperation (MS-Uganda)
- Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uganda
Our CPAR Uganda funding partners during the year and to whom we are indebted were:
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
- Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFAIT)
- European Union
- United States Agency for Development (USAID)
- Columbia University (through MS-Uganda)
No doubt, it was a good year for us at CPAR Uganda, at the end of which our Capital Fund (fixed assets) had grown to Ushs. 82,498,816 (eighty two million four hundred ninety eight thousand, eight hundred sixteen shillings).
This is our first annual report for CPAR Uganda Ltd, in fact, it is a transition report – the Uganda Country Programme of the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR Uganda) transitioning into an independent Ugandan non-profit organisation.
This is because it is on 8th October 2008 that CPAR Uganda formally transformed into CPAR Uganda Ltd and was incorporated as a non-profit company that is limited by guarantee and is without share capital.
Post featured image: Newly borne baby at a CPAR Uganda supported health facility in Northern Uganda.