Community Empowerment

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When communities work together, they are able to accomplish the specific goals they desire to accomplish for CCOMU. Our Ministry serves more than 25,000 children and youth. We are establishing programs that equip communities and families to move towards self-sustainable transformation which includes tailoring, poultry, farming, goats reading, piggery farms and many more other programmes as listed below;-

  • SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME

It means the change that continues after the immediate moment passes. Most people have heard the saying “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day teach a man to fish, feed him for life.

Teaching the man to fish leads to sustainable transformation. He cannot only feed himself but also his family and he can teach others to fish. This is the kind of transformation that CCOMU helps make possibility through its activities below;

a. Tailoring

The women group meet to learn tailoring. They do this as a way of sustaining themselves. They saw school uniforms for the kids in the whole school and also make some clothes which they sell to whom wishes to buy them. This tailor made education catch up programme is for the Children in CCOMU programme and Women in the community. We hope this will help the Children excel academically and with time join Vocational section.

b. Arts and Crafts and Knitters and jewelry making

The women groups meet every Saturdays for crafts, arts, knitting and jewelry making. They make these items with the hope of getting market from the visitors and people within Uganda or abroad.

c. Piggery Projects for the Children

We give out some piglets to the needy kids in the communities to help the kids become self-sustainable in future. So far, we have given out two piglets to two Children.

d. Permaculture

Our permaculture program teaches the children, youth and women in our program sustainable farming techniques as well as providing permaculture training for vulnerable rural families in Kaliro. We teach the children, youth and community how to fight malnutrition problems by giving them vegetable seeds and tools to use for farming such as hoes.

We teach the children, youth and community how to carry out mode on farming methods (Organic way without using pesticides and herbicides).

We do this so that they can grow with the knowledge of farming and become self-sustaining in future.

  • WATER & SANITATION

There is a challenge of Water in most parts of Uganda. You can reach a community where by people have to move distances to be able to get water and they get water from Swamps.

CCOMU for the mean time gives out water filters to the communities to improve the water sanitation of the communities in Uganda as we pray to God to provide us with partners who can drill boreholes for the communities in Kaliro.

  • WIDOWS PROGRAMME

There is increasing evidence to show the female headed house holds face the incidence of poverty much more than male headed ones.

In Uganda,those whom Children are willed prior to parental deaths are predominantly male,it is women who assume the responsibility of Orphaned Children ultimately. CCOMU has found out that income generating capacity of these households is profoundly constrained by numerous dependent Children.Lack of opportunity to accumulate productive resources like cattle,goats,and farming implements ,and difficulties in getting access to Credit.

CCOMU has countered this some how by organizing women(widows) in groups and then offer them Tailoring,Bead Making,Arts and Crafts and Agriculture teaching to them on how they can grow vegetables so that they can improve on their nutrition.The ministry also provides some goats to the Widows to help them sustain themselves.

  • RURAL ILLUMINATION PROGRAMME

Most families in the Village of Uganda without light in their houses. Most villages use kerosene in their grass thatched houses and most cases they get burnt in the houses. Several people have got tuberculosis because of the smoke which comes from Kerosene. Through the rural illumination programme, CCOMU provides communities with solar lamps and solar panels. So, you can partner with me in providing light to the communities in the village of Kaliro.