29Dec/14

Agriculture & Livestock

We develop value chains for smallholder farmers by combining capacity building and extension services, and link them to markets to sustain the results. Our extension service providers (community agriculture and livestock promoters) promote good agronomic practices and techniques that farmers can incorporate when managing their farms. They inform and assist other farmers on a variety of farming techniques and provide various services. Promoters profit from selling low-cost inputs to farmers. We organize producer groups of farmers and provide them with technical support to cultivate and use improved varieties of crops and invest in poultry and livestock. We arrange demonstration farms with farmers who lead the producer groups and provide training on modern cultivation techniques. Our cooperation with government agencies and partners allows maximum, sustainable impact.

Our goal is to strengthen market systems by building sustainable, pro-poor value chains. We will improve agricultural production and agriculture-based nutrition through extension services on agronomic practices, and grow nutrient–dense vegetables and raise livestock rearing. We will also promote climate-smart agriculture.

02Feb/14

Internship Programme

Our highly competitive internship program enables students to make contributions to OVAAT through learning, collaboration, and diversity. OVAAT interns benefit personally, academically, and professionally through the mentorship and networking opportunities that serve as the foundation of our internship program.

OVAAT supports capacity building through internship in the course of mentorship and coaching. We welcome international and local students for a life changing experience in a community oriented service organisation. For placements, interested individuals should write to info@onevillageuganda.org for advance booking to secure their places – there are limited places allocated for training in certain Departments and sections per year depending the organisations capacity to support students access guidance and gain practical experience. Note: Only for international students; a little fee is charged to cater for the students’ welfare while on internship.

15Jan/14

Youth Resource Centre

It provides services ranging from in-school health education lessons to individual patient referrals for specialised adolescent sexual and reproductive health services.

We create and provide safe spaces for girls aged 11-21, especially those who have dropped out of school and might be at risk of getting pregnant at a young age. Our clubs offer spaces where girls can read, sing, dance, play games and socialise with their friends within walking distance of their homes. In every club, one girl is trained as a mentor to teach the others about health and nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, family planning, life skills, and financial literacy.

15Jan/14

Adolescent Clinic

Adolescent Clinic commits to enhancing the quality of teens’ lives by improving adolescent health with dedicated service to our community through outstanding clinical care, and innovative research in the field of adolescent health.

We provide comprehensive primary care to teens in the region with services including sports physicals, mental health (depression, anxiety, and referral to therapy), reproductive (contraception and STD care), and routine primary care. We strive to provide quality, non-judgemental care for ages 11-21 regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual identity or orientation. We also offer confidential care to adolescents as recommended by national paediatric and adolescent medical societies.

15Jan/14

Menstrual Health Programming

In 2015, Government together with its partners signed a charter committing to promote menstrual Health management. In the same year, the Ministry of Education and Sports issued out a circular to all districts, schools and institutions of learning highlighting guidelines on Menstrual Health management(MHM). The Education and Sports Sector has also conducted capacity building programs of senior women and men teachers on MHM. Government of Uganda in the Second National Development Plan (2016/17- 2019/20) committed to support MHM including supply of sanitary towels among girls in primary and secondary schools.

It is against this background that OVAAT has come up with a campaign Keep a Girl in School to support the Ministry of Education and Sports in the key functions of advocacy, coordination and resource mobilization for MHM in schools.

Menstrual Health Management (MHM) is a big agenda of the One village at a Time-Uganda Chapter. Our initiatives aim at implementing interventions that will enable knowledge dissemination and to improve access to hygienic sanitation facilities and menstrual supplies for the continuous improvement of MHM both at community and school level.
Obstetric Fistula

In Partnership with Kamuli Hospital, OVAAT promotes fistula awareness and prevention through community outreaches and brings women for surgery to heal their injury. Fistula has been found to be a big challenge to adolescent’s girls and young women in Busoga region

15Jan/14

Peer 2 Peer

Doing it well takes experience, ingenuity and a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s work must be better than today’s. We take a promising new way of powering a village in Uganda and adapt it to a village in a developed country. We embrace project management as a discipline, not an afterthought, so our clients get maximum impact for minimum risk. And we think big, about applying lessons learned across all of our projects, about bridging the gap between segregated technical fields and we aim to create a model for inclusive and sustainable community development using the principles of self‐help, diligence and cooperation.

31Dec/13

Our contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In 2015, for the first time representatives from all layers of society came together to align behind a shared vision of how a better world should look, and put together an action plan to achieve it: the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Our contribution to the 2030 Agenda is multi-fold.
• We work to amplify the impact of football as a catalyst to tackle social change.
• We work to connect the world of football and coordinate collective action to support the Sustainable Development Agenda.
• And, we use football as the universal language to unite the global community to overcome the greatest challenges of our times.