Who we are
CFOU was established in 2002 as a community-based organization and later was registered in 2019 as a Non-Governmental organization (NGO). CFOU is an all-inclusive association with a vision to catalyze the transformation of the health of orphans and vulnerable children accessing quality and equitable services through a holistic approach. CFOU was recognized as an NGO and permitted to operate an organization in Jinja, Buyende, Luuka, Mayuge, Iganga, and Sironko Districts
As for advocacy the project CFOU advocates for the fulfillment of rights of the orphans and children living with HIV/AIDS to improve their situation. .
Psycho Social activities
CFOU uses the psychosocial method which is a professional model used by psychologists and social workers worldwide in order to support…
CFOU conducts capacity building, CFOU has integrated training in intensive organic farming in the psycho-social model in order to meet to crucial part of a vulnerable child and youth life.
Skilling the youth
CFOU offers Skills training for youths/adolescents in soap making, sewing, knitting and basic use of a computer, hair plaiting and relaxing, carpentry, and baking in order to sustain themselves in the future. The activities are conducted in Busede Jinja.
CFOU empowers the community (caregivers, youths children, local leaders) in training in child protection to ensure children are not abused and are safeguarded from harm. The child protection policy for the organization was formulated by CFOU Board and strictly adhered to.
My name is X, I joined CFOU when I was in primary six after losing my parents and I was now the head of the family taking care of my young siblings. When I was in S2 I was given a pig which I later sold off and got goats which multiplied then sold off and bought a cow, which also multiplied.
CFOU’s interventions caused a great change to my life, we were trained in life planning skills. I was among those youths who were trained to make the energy saving stoves and after the training I helped the community to construct the energy saving stoves at a cost. Currently I am the chairperson of my area, the trainings I got from CFOU, have enabled me to be a good leader in my community. I am also a volunteer at CFOU, due to the fact that CFOU helped me I would also want to help other orphans transform in my community as a volunteer of CFOU.Iam now married with two children and also was able to construct my own house.
My name is z, I joined CFOU under the special group of children by then, I had lost all my parents to HIV/AIDS and therefore I had also acquired from them. Life was not easy at all with all the negative criticisms and stigma from the society. At school, my fellow class mates used to isolate me that I could infect them with HIV.I had no one to run to, but I thank God for the intervention by CFOU, we were counselled by counsellors about positive living, CFOU became like family to us who had no parents they could feed us cloth us and give us gifts. They organized life planning skills for us, where we were taught different aspects of life, we were skilled in various skills like making of herbal soap. Ibecame interested in the making of herbal soap, Istated making herbal soap which I could sale off and buy some scholastic materials and also save some money as well as help my caregiver buy some home necessities. I took my education seriously despite all the criticism I got from society of how I would die any time since I was positive, I became serious with my education and completed my Diploma in Nursing and about to graduate, I was inspired to become a nurse, so that I help out other children who are born HIV positive like me. I attribute all this to CFOU, I would not have made it without CFOU.
CFOU volunteers conducting a community dialogue
is to contribute towards improved quality of life of Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) through psychosocial support, increasing access, advocacy, empowerment and cooperating with other Organizations both local and international.
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1st Graduation ceremony for young mothers who were trained by Child-Friendly Organisation Uganda the Director is third standing from the right.
Young mothers receive start-up kits from Child Friendly Organisation after training
Psychosocial support is important to understand the unconscious mind of the child.
Caregivers were trained in organic farming to the caregivers in order to minimize costs and improve nutrition.
Skilling young mothers who dropped out of school for sustainability.