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Office of Social Services, Economic Development and Human Rights of the Archdiocese of Kampala

#1. Annual Report

Content at Glance

#1. Annual report 2018

#2. Caritas Kampala Expenditure by Percentage in 2018

#3. Strategic Plan

Caritas Kampala launched it's first report in 2018 presenting its achievement

Click here to download Caritas Kampala 2018 Annual report

#2. Caritas Kampala Expenditure by Percentage in 2018

#3. Strategic Plan 2019-2023

Caritas Kampala at a Glance:

Caritas Kampala is the social services and economic development Department of the Catholic Church in Kampala Archdiocese that was started in 1973 as the Socio-Economic Department, but became fully established in 1986 as the arm mandated to carry socio-pastoral activities within the administrative districts of: Mpigi, Kampala, Wakiso and Butambala with an area of 3,644.75 square kilometers and an estimated population of 6,077,716 people spread across the 68 Catholic Ecclesiastical functioning Parishes. Our people are mainly peasant farmers who grow crops on a subsistence level and a few of them carry out petty trade.  Caritas derives inspiration from sacred scripture and the social teaching of the Catholic Church which upholds integral and sustainable development, preferential option for the poor, respect for human dignity through mutual understanding, love, solidarity, justice and peace.

 

The main functions of Caritas are animation (training with the purpose creating awareness & participation towards better livelihood) and coordination (harmonizing people in teams, groups, associations & cooperatives that are vital in the proper sharing and improvement of the available resources).

 

By 2004, some programs had been designed based on the needs assessment that had been conducted in 1986, to empower the communities so as to reduce the dependency syndrome mentality that had resulted from the relief services (a large food & clothing distribution program), offered by the Development Department during the period 1980-1986.

 

Currently, Caritas Kampala’s initiatives mostly deal with: community development, good governance and civil society enhancement, orphans and vulnerable children, support to marginalized groups, and women’s empowerment. We stand in solidarity with poor and marginalized people, and support their efforts to take control of their own lives and fulfill their rights, responsibilities and aspirations. We ensure that key participants and organizations representing affected people are partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our programs.

 

Our interventions have contributed to noteworthy progress in the Kampala Archdiocese over the last five years. The new strategic plan to expand our work and community outreach in essential areas to further contribute withing the development process.

Our Niche

The catholic doctrine guide the operation of the department while the programmatic design and implementation strategies of the department stretch beyond the spiritual dimensions of the communities, CK strives to penetrate into the socio-economic fabric of communities, a household at a time. The integrated and top-down (vice-versa) approaches that incorporate the Papal initiatives, Global campaigns, National drives and Grassroots change initiatives define the lens we use to view the gaps in service delivery and commitment of the laity in relation to spiritual enhancement, family strengthening, community development and individual empowerment

OUR VISION:

A self-sustaining family of God founded on love, solidarity & reconciliation.

OUR MISSION:

To progressively build a self-sustaining family of God through a holistic and    integrated approach.

Thematic Areas And Strategic Objectives

Thematic area 1: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  • To contribute to increased access to safe and clean water in the Archdiocese of Kampala by 2023

  • To improve sanitation and hygiene practices among communities in the AOK by 2023

  • To contribute to increased access to proper information on water, sanitation and hygiene best practices by 2023

 

Thematic area 2: Food and Nutrition Security, Income and Livelihoods

  • To contribute to increased food and nutrition security among 9,000 HHs through increased agricultural production by 2023

  • To promote sustainable land utilization for agricultural production among 9000HHs by 2023.

  • To increase HH income by 10% among 9,000 HHs by 2023

 

Thematic area 3: Sustainable Environmental Management

  • To promote sustainable environmental management practices among 9,000 HHs by 2023

  • To lobby and advocate for environmentally friendly policies, at all levels

 

Thematic area 4: Health

  • To contribute to increased access to sustainable and quality Health Care services

  • To contribute to reduced a prevalence of communicable and non-communicable diseases among the community

  • To increase awareness and adoption of healthy practices among the target communities

 

Thematic area 5: Emergency, Relief and Disaster Preparedness and Response

  • To improve preparedness of Caritas Kampala to respond to disasters and emergencies within the AOK

  • To improve knowledge and skills on prevention, control and management of disasters among the communities

  • To improve social welfare and vocational skills among the urban refugees in the AOK

 

Thematic area 6: Human Rights and Good Governance

  • To reduce conflicts among communities in the AOK

  • To enhance good governance and deepened democracy at all levels in the AOK

  • To increase awareness on Alternative Conflict Resolution methods among communities in the AOK

 

Thematic are 7: Organizational Capacity Strengthening

  • To improve and strengthen the governance and Management systems of CK

  • To improve Knowledge Management Systems of CK

  • To enhance strategic partnerships and networks

  • To increase resource mobilization at all levels

Our Core Values

 

  • Dignity of the Human Person

  • Stewardship- care takers of Gods’ property

  • Integrity

  • Inclusiveness

  • Justice and peace

  • Reconciliation

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Good governance


 

Our Competitive Edge

 

Caritas Kampala has access to over 6 million catholic believers who once fully transformed and equipped with the competence to reach out can contribute to the holistic development of the country. CK operations are guided by the principles and doctrine of the Catholic faith which promote adoption of ethical traits, moral regeneration and inculcates the fear of God. In turn, this should compel communities to live peacefully bonded by love of God.  Individuals are provided the opportunity to participate, engage and advance the CK vision and mission collaboratively.  Our drive is to ensure that beneficiaries are empowered and developed holistically to sustainably reach self-reliance in an equitable manner.


 

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