Suubi Community Development Initiatives-Uganda
(SUCODI) is a non-profit community-based organization (reg. WCBO/017/12) dedicated to promoting education and addressing the challenges faced by Uganda’s population. With approximately 35 million people, 70 percent of whom are youth below 35 years old, and 45 percent being children below 18 years old, access to education remains limited. Despite the government’s introduction of universal primary education, only 40 percent of school-going children are able to access it. Moreover, HIV has had severe implications on Ugandan communities, leading many children to resort to survival strategies such as engaging in street life, sex trade, drug abuse, and crime after losing their parents to AIDS.
Our project aims to transform the lives of these vulnerable children by raising awareness about the risks associated with crime, sex trade, drug abuse, and other harmful activities. We provide education, foster homes for accommodation, and vocational training to equip youth with the necessary skills for a better future, offering an alternative to crime, sex trade, drug abuse, and other detrimental behaviors.
Through our efforts, we have been able to instill hope in these children and youth. However, funding remains a significant challenge for us to sustain and expand our initiatives.