News & Events

Government Should Fast Track The Early Childhood Policy

Government has been advised to fast track the introduction of a new Early Child hood policy for quality education at this stage. The Education Act 2008 recognizes pre-primary education as the first level of education in Uganda and four programs that is to say day care centers, home based centers, community centers and Nursery Schools are recognized.

Girls trail boys in PLE: Government and Civil Society urged to tighten loose ends

Government has been tasked to investigate the continuous trailing of girls against boys in performance at all levels of education. This follows the release of the 2018 Primary leaving examinations showing a sharp disparity in the performance of girls against boys.

Improving Health Care for Women and Children: West Nile gets a boost

Nearly 20,000 children in West Nile will benefit from improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, thanks to a grant from the Government of Iceland. The funding is targeting four health centers and seven schools with limited WASH facilities but provide services to numerous patients and learners, including both South Sudanese refugees and host communities.

Gender Based Violence: Young Girls Not Spared, Early Marriages On The Rise

Gender based violence continues to have a negative impact on children and families made of young people are likely to witness more violence. This is according to the statistics put together by the center for domestic violence prevention organization as it launched the 16 days of activism against gender based violence

Child Adoption: Mothers Speak Out

Many people in Uganda think adoption is western or for women who can’t have children but this is not true

Doreen (not real names) is a mother of four and two of her children are adopted. Her dream is to have 12 children and since she can’t have them biologically because of her busy schedule, she chose to adopt so as to have the big desired family.

Sharing Experiences-Adopting Parents Launch Association

Ugandan Parents who adopt children will now be able to meet and share experiences thanks to the formation of an association that brings them together. The Adopting parents of Uganda association has been launched for parents to exchange and also give an opportunity to their children to meet.

Conflicts And Children: Attaining Education For Those In Kyangwali Still Hard

Children in the Kyangwali refugee settlement are facing hardships in attain education. Some have to walk for up to five kilometers to attend classes in a single school catering for over 2000 children.

Early Marriages And Unions: 11 Girls Miss Exams

Over 10 girls in Buvuma district have missed primary leaving examinations due to pregnancy. Buvuma registered 607 pupils in the entire district and of these 11 girls didn't turn up due to pregnancy.

Forceful Land Eviction: Children Hit Most

18 years ago, government through the national army stormed Kaweri village and evicted people after awarding the land on which they sat to an investor. Many people lost all their property while others lost children. The children that died did as a result of

Train Teachers At Early Childhood Level: Civil Society

High Sound for Children has called upon government to direct more efforts to ensuring trained teachers at the Pre-Primary level. Many teachers handling children at this level do not have proper training and this affects the children in future. The situation is

Girls Fear To Open Up: Parents And Teachers Not Approachable

Many girls cannot open up to the parents or teachers. This is because many are tough and cannot understand their reasons. These are some of the findings by High Sound for Children, during an interaction with teenage girls at Kingstone

Girl Child: Many Still Exposed

Members of Civil society organizations in the field of gender yesterday converged at Walukuba village in Jjinja district as celebrations to mark the day of the girl child. They first cleaned Walukuba market before Walukuba health center 4 maternity ward. Here, the in charge at the maternity ward, Ms Beatrice Amuge