PUBLISHED — 15th, March 2024

Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), has lauded the Local Coalition Accelerator (LCA) for its significant support towards children rescue operations within the city.

Over the past two years, KCCA has intensified its efforts to rescue children from the streets and apprehend traffickers, with crucial backing from the LCA through resource provision.

Over 2,000 children have been successfully rescued from the streets since 2022, thanks to the support from LCA, which also facilitated the distribution of The KCCA Child Protection Ordinance.

The LCA comprises 14 local and national organizations (LNOs) in Uganda dedicated to designing and implementing development initiatives.

Speaking at the conclusion event for the second Joint Action Plan (JAPII) executed between 2022 and 2023, Kisaka, represented by the Director for Gender, Community Services, and Production Sheila Birungi, emphasized the importance of collaborative teamwork rather than working in isolation to deliver services effectively.

The event took place at the Golden Tulip hotel in Kampala, attracting key stakeholders who witnessed Kisaka's remarks.

She highlighted the benefits of such collaborative efforts, pledging KCCA's continued support in the upcoming phase of the project with both financial and human resources.

Naomi Ayot, the coordinator of LCA-Uganda, outlined the objectives of the JAP II, which aimed to uplift marginalized communities in Kawempe, Nakawa, Makindye, Rubaga, and Kampala central division, focusing on empowering refugees and street children.

The project's accomplishments were notable, especially in education, where 320 desks were provided to six schools in Kampala, along with over 1700 learning materials, therapy mats, and outdoor equipment for children with disabilities. Additionally, 82 teachers were trained on disability inclusion.

The project trained 127 youth in digital skills and 553 in business skills, contributing significantly to their empowerment and economic independence. In the health sector, 225 Village Health Teams (VHTs) received training, further enhancing the community's healthcare capacity.

The collaboration between KCCA and LCA reflects a proactive approach to addressing societal challenges, particularly in ensuring the welfare and protection of vulnerable populations like children and refugees. â€‹

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