USAID reports that in Uganda widespread corruption has negatively impacted the capacity of all government institutions in all sectors to respond to the needs of the people (USAID Uganda). There is no intent here to minimize the importance of the Government in orphan care but rather to demonstrate that the rising number of orphans has surpassed the governments capacity.
According to UNICEF, the current total number of orphans stands at 2.5 million and those orphaned by AIDS in Uganda stands at approximately 1.2 million.These orphan and street children are left without care and support. This is also responsible for the high primary school students dropout rates which are currently at 68.2%. These children are involved in metal scrap picking; pick pocketing and participating in anti-social, criminal activities.
Being in good terms with regulatory bodies is necessary since they hold both interest and power and as such, the organization endeavors to satisfy all the regulatory requirements.Ongoing interactions and communication over regulatory matters and sustainable use of the environment are important.Youth With A Focus Teso has ensured compliance to all regulatory requirements.
A carefully drawn stakeholder plan should always be deployed so as to ensure harmony, management and leadership such that the concerns of various stakeholders are addressed.They need regular organization information updates on all key developments at the organization, such as financial performance, increase in numbers among others. They will have to sanction all key decisions before implementation. The interactions will usually take the form of meetings and reports.
Quality products at relatively low prices coupled with good customer service are the key ingredients that any business needs to closely observe in order to stand-out in the highly competitive market. Employee motivation is equally vital since this boosts production,research and innovation.
In order to achieve full productivity,growth and output has to be supported by the addition of the quantities on the varieties of vegetables, seedlings and farm machinery for example a green house, irrigation machines,improved quality seeds,fertilizers and pesticides.
The youths need to deeply exploit Agriculture for Sustainable development and environmental conservation,Uganda is blessed with huge chunks of fertile land that is not actively used for farming,they however need to be boosted with technical knowledge regarding quality inputs,market linkages and timely weather forecast information.
I expect the rate of petty crimes will drop further since the formerly demoralized and hopeless children are closely monitored and guided whenever they think of engaging in immoral acts such as theft, drug abuse and gambling. Through the trainings, the children will be actively taken up by the project activities such as Vegetable farming and carpentry training.
Youth With A Focus Teso seeks to raise reliable, responsible, resourceful and productive citizens out of orphans and vulnerable children through providing an education platform that will guarantee knowledge and skills equipment to aspiring positive change future leaders.
A sustained commitment to protecting and improving the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children is required so as to ensure that their needs are addressed through actions at the local level as well as at the higher levels, so that interventions made can achieve the widest possible impact.