Christian Counselling Fellowship , Pader, Uganda

Christian Counselling Fellowship (CCF) is a community based organisation committed to promoting Christian values and providing education, child protection, health care, and livelihood opportunities to war affected women and children in Northern Uganda.
The organisations mission is to positively empower and transform challenged communities and vulnerable populations in partnership with stakeholders. CCF currently has a number of ongoing projects which aim to benefit child mothers, orphans, households headed by children, children affected by HIV/ AIDS and babies of child mothers, these include:

Education:

  • A secondary boarding school for vulnerable girls who cannot enrol in mainstream education because they have children, are too old for their age grade level, and/or lack financial resources.
  • Provide need-based scholarships to secondary / vocational students (carpentry, building, welding, tailoring and knitting).
  • When students graduate from their vocational school, CCF provides them with start-up material and tools that will enable them to begin a small business.

Child Protection:

  • Coordinates child protection activities with NGOs and sub-county authorities to incorporate child protection issues into laws.
  • Works with Child Protection Committees to gather information concerning child protection issues such as defilement, abuse, negligence, and insults.
  • Develops child protection strategies and trains Child Protection Committees, school teachers, health and social workers.
  • Provides psycho-social counselling to children and families.
  • Supports youth groups and Peace Clubs that provide community-based support for vulnerable youth and children.

Health Care:

  • Support HIV/AIDS patients and provide medical care to women and children.
  • Provides basic treatment (malaria, supplemental feeding) and makes referrals to major hospitals.
  • Helps child mothers to access pre and post-natal care.
  • Provides counselling to people living with HIV/AIDS and their communities to reduce the social stigma associated with the disease.

Livelihood:

  • Improves and secures livelihoods by increasing household incomes of war-affected children, their caregivers, and other vulnerable families.
  • Income Generating Activities - Community members are mobilized and trained in agricultural and production practices that improve product quality.

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