"Promote the rights of children to a healthy"

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Our Story

Brief Background

CEDO, Child Rights Empowerment and Development Organization, was established in November, 1992 and commenced full programme operation in January 1993. CEDO Uganda has been working with young people and other key populations in Uganda in their efforts to achieve self-reliance; exercise their rights and improve the quality of their lives. The impact group of CEDO’s programming is Children and Youths. The major focus areas have been: Social Security (Child Rights Protection and SGBV Prevention); Education (Early Childhood Learning and Primary Education); Health (HIV/ AIDS and A/SRHR); and Economic Empowerment (VSLA and Financial Literacy). ...To achieve these aims a fourfold strategy, namely, Capacity Building, Training and Development, Research and, Networking and Advocacy, was adopted. Currently, CEDO Uganda focuses its programme attention in 13 Districts namely; Wakiso, Nakaseke, Hoima, Sheema, Rukungiri, Masindi, Jinja, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Kyegegwa, Nwoya, Kikuube and Sembabule.


CEDO’s mission is to promote the rights of children to a healthy, secure and value adding childhood. This is to be achieved by empowering communities to improve the quality of their lives thereby enabling them build a sustainable community with improved standards of living.CEDO-Uganda’s strategic goal for the period 2015-2019 is: “The realization of Sustainable and Secure Livelihoods Among poor Children and their Families,and Achievement of Positive Changes In their Overall Position and Condition”.
Underlying the above overall goal is the recognition that sustainable improvements in the quality of life of marginalized children and their families crucially depend upon their empowerment to assert claims and act collectively for the progressive realization of their rights. CEDO-Uganda also does recognize that,Orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) do best when they are supported and cared for in their own communities, among extended families, friends, and neighbors. To increased capability of the caregiver to provide for the OVC, CEDO-Uganda harnesses the talents, creativity, and commitment of communities to sustainably care for their children and build local resources; developing home grown scalable models that can be replicated elsewhere.

CEDO envisages a nation where absolute poverty, poor health and rights abuse have been overcome and people live in Dignity.

The organization pursues a holistic approach in addressing the problems of poverty and social injustice which is based on core principles that have been nurtured since its inception and continue to inspire and motivate its staff and govern the day-to-day activities of the organization.

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Compassion
  • Participation
  • Commitment to excellence.


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