Sustainable social economic transformation of vulnerable children and communities.
To support vulnerable people attain sustainable development through building their capacities, information sharing and support.
We believe that integrity is the foundation of our Muslim character. Character is not inherited but is built daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the slums of Kampala
Uganda is rapidly urbanising with slums and informal settlements housing. Population living in slums (% of urban population) in Uganda was 53.60 as of 2014 . In the capital city, Kampala, most inhabitants live in low lying areas of reclaimed swamps, prone to flooding during heavy rains. Approximately 32% of Kampala’s residents reside in informal settlements according to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) . Kampala’s informal settlements are characterised by “poor physical infrastructure, including a lack of paved roads, minimal rubbish collection and inadequate drainage systems along with a persistent risk of flooding and presence of unhygienic and unsanitary practices”. Provision of improved and adequate sanitation services is one of the most significant development challenges in Kampala City, which is experiencing rapid population and economic growth. In Kampala, most of the population (about 90%) use on site sanitation technologies. KCCA recently carried out a survey on the status of toilets in Kampala and the report shows that about 50% of the residential sanitation facilities in
Kampala are shared. Ownership of hand-washing facilities in urban areas is also still low, at 39.6%. In slum settlements of Kampala city, the majority of community members have insufficient knowledge of the link between water, sanitation, hygiene, and health, evidenced by the epidemics of cholera and typhoid, and a high incidence of diarrheal diseases particularly in children less than 5 years of age
Under this thematic area we have worked with Muslim leaders to mobilize communities and implement home improvement campaigns in the slums of Kawempe division. This involved carrying out house to house visits to sensitize households on prevention and control measures of COVID-19. This activity was mainly carried out during the lockdown which was imposed by the government as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19. It included COVID-19 health promotion, engagement on community-based solutions to the pandemic in slums of Kawempe, and the distribution of soap and hand washing tanks, and personal protective wear notably masks.