Child Profiling Report: Round II

Child Profiling Report: Round II

Child II coverThe Child Profiling Study explores changes in child wellbeing from baseline data collected in February 2009 and follow up data collected in December 2010 through Western Uganda Bantwana Program’s (WUBP) nine community-based organization (CBO) partners. Study results underscore important assumptions about working with highly vulnerable children in Uganda: 1) orphans are not the only or always the most vulnerable children; and 2) interventions must consider care giver responsibilities and the diversity of care giving arrangements (e.g. parents, siblings, grandparents, extended family and community members) for effective program design and implementation.  The study focuses on adolescent beneficiaries of CBO services, whose selection was based upon Uganda’s national OVC policy guidelines. The study also highlights areas of need in the sphere of comprehensive care, revealing areas for more intensive interventions or innovation in food security and nutrition, basic needs, health, HIV and AIDS, psychosocial support, education, and child protection. Download a copy of the executive summary »