Community Effort for Children Development Organization is (CECDO) a non-profit, non-governmental body registered under the Registrar of Companies in Uganda. Founded by Pr. Mukiga Eliasaph and Ms. Twinomujuni Aidah, CECDO endeavors to be an excellent provider of social and vocational skills to empower vulnerable groups of people in Uganda through sound education, health initiative and financial issues for life.
CECDO started its operational activities in Katikara but has since then extended to Mmwitanzige,Kisiita,Kinunda in Nalweyo Sub-county. It also intends to scale up to cover entire Kisiita and Nalweyo Sub-county.
From the Baseline survey conducted by the organization team, it was found out that most Children below the age 18 were undergoing various abuses notably:- Denial of education by the Parents and Guardians- from the Households visited 30% of Children at School going age were attending school. There were a big number of children in the Village so idle and for Girls had been married off and Boys were engaged in petty work like fetching water, loading maize on tracks, riding Boda Bodas and some Girls employed in Restaurants and Lodges. Denial of Medicare by most parents is also another child abuse identified. Most children were malnourished while others had not even helped to complete the immunization cycle. The household hygiene and sanitation is also appalling as latrine coverage for Nalweyo and Kisiita was only at 48%. This accounts for the continuous Disease outbreak in these areas. Domestic violence was also on an increase as out of 100 Household 60 households are always in wrangles and completely unstable. Wives were being battered by their husbands and misunderstandings were arising from land ownership, Husbands spending Family incomes without consent of their Wives and many others. This would in the end result into children dropping out of School, others harmed and in extreme cases death.