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COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES

Community Based services

Introduction

The Community based services department is comprised of the following sectors which enables it to fulfill its mandate of empowering communities to harnesses their potential through cultural growths, skills development and labour productivity for sustainable and gender responsive development.

The department through various sectors mentioned below fosters the rights of vulnerable population , addresses the right and needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged populations such as PWDS, Older persons, youth , orphans and other vulnerable children and the poor in relation to the district and natural priorities .

Mandate:promotion of gender equality, social protection and transformation of communities”.

Staffing

The sector is Headed Politically by Hon Tibasiima Gilbert, sec for Gender and Community Development.

 The department is Technically headed by the District Community Development Officer, Mr Barugahara Benerd.

Addressing the Community. Community based man Mr Barugahara seen addressing a community meeting. Photo by Hannington PRO Buliisa.

The only other staff at the district is the probation and social welfare officer Ms Katusabe Stella

3 Assistant Community Development Officers are at the sub-county level. The department is grossly understaffed to enable deliver to its full mandate.

Sub-sectors in the Department

 The following are the sub-sectors under community Based Services department:

a)  Gender and community

  • Community Development and Literacy
  • Gender and Women affairs
  • Culture and Family Affairs

b)  Social protection

  • Elderly and disability
  • Youth and children affairs
  • Equity and rights

 c)  Labour, empowerment , occupation safety and health

  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Labour , Industrial Relations and Productivity
  • Empowerment Services. 

Achievements

i) Community Development and Literacy:

     

Registered 80 ( Eighty ) Community groups bringing in an income of 8,000,000/=

     

Organized 1 stake holders meeting bringing together National Development Partners operating in the district.

     

Facilitated 50 FAL Instructors and 30 household mentors with quarterly facilitation under DLSP Programme.

     

Monitored 12 FAL classes in the sub-counties of Biiso , Kihungya and Butiaba to check and guide on savings and record keeping /management.

ii) Gender and Women Affairs

     

Revival and support to Buliisa District Women Development Association with funds worth 410,000/= support from women council funds.

     

Organized 1 women Council Executive meeting

     

Held 1 training and guide the women council groups of income generation and gender /Domestic violence.

iii) Culture and Family Affairs

     

Received and settled 38 family cases

     

4 family affairs cases pending due husbands refusing to come to office.

Launch of Bagungu heritage and information centre an NGO/CBO to promote cultural activities in the district

 ii) Gender and Women Affairs

     

Revival and support to Buliisa District Women Development Association with funds worth 410,000/= support from women council funds.

     

Organized 1 women Council Executive meeting

     

Held 1 training and guide the women council groups of income generation and gender /Domestic violence.

iii) Culture and Family Affairs

     

Received and settled 38 family cases

     

4 family affairs cases pending due husbands refusing to come to office.

Launch of Bagungu heritage and information centre an NGO/CBO to promote cultural activities in the district

The Social Development Sector covers the sections on Community Mobilization, Gender and Culture, Disability, Elderly and Rehabilitation, Childcare and Protection and Probation and Social Welfare.

The key aspects of concern are persistent inequalities in our communities due to poverty, illiteracy and vulnerability. This raises the challenges of ensuring social protection for the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

 Despite the intervention of some development programmes, there are still major concerns and challenges in the improvement of the people's well-being. Poverty, social inequalities and the HIV/AIDS epidemic continue to place a huge burden on the District and community resources and have endangered human capacity and productivity.

 Table1: Supported CDD groups 2013/14 FY

S/N

GROUP

PROJECT

AMOUNT

SUB COUNTY

1

Kabolwa Tulibamu group

Goat keeping

5,000,000/=