1.0 PROJECT TITLE: Elgon Youth Development Centre
2.0 PROJECT LOCATION:
Half a kilometer from Mbale Town Palisa road, Indian quarters, plot 18 Mbale District, Eastern Uganda.
3.0 LEGAL OWNER:
Elgon Youth Brass Band Association, P. O. Box 674, Mbale, Uganda
4.0 STATUS OWNER:
Elgon Youth Brass Band Association was founded towards the beginning of 2009 by a team of dedicated members with commitment to fulfill the needs of the marginalized youths. It is a Community based Organization with its head offices located in the Republic of Uganda.
It was registered in February 2010 as a Community Based Organization under 1897 as its registration number. It was established to focus on holistic needs of young people and their families in Eastern Uganda.
P. O. Box 674 , Mbale, Uganda
Tel: +256 - (0)774 - 697395
6.1 Background of the country where the project is implemented.
Uganda has an area of 241,000 square kilometers. It is landlocked and different countries surround it, Sudan in the North, Kenya in the East, Tanzania in the South, and Rwanda in South West and Democratic Republic of Congo in the West. It has large water masses has fertile soils.
For a long time Uganda has been described as "the Pearl of Africa” The country was once a British Protectorate but gained her political independence on 9th October 1962, since then it has gone through many political challenges and has coup detats and counter coup detats had in addition, it has gone through armed conflict due to civil strife which has had devastating social economic effects on the population. The result has been many orphans, widows and widowers.
The new government of National Resistance Movement (NRM) came to power by the barrel of the gun and ushered in what many people describe as "parent peace" in different regions of Uganda . However, there is still some presence of armed conflicts in yet other regions of the country.
On the other hand, the country has the problem of AIDS, which has claimed a large section of the population like wars leaving behind hundreds of thousands of orphans, widows and widowers. The country is also experiencing poverty, which means a great number of people especially in the rural areas, cannot afford the basic necessities of life.
6.2 Background of the organization
Elgon Youth Brass Band Association was founded in 2009 and its head office is located in the Republic of Uganda. It was established to focus on holistic needs of people in Eastern Uganda.
Background to the project and problem statement
As indicated by the statement on the challenges Uganda has gone through, one of the categories of the population, which has been affected greatly, are the children. There are many vulnerable children who are at risk, which include orphans, street and displaced children.
It is with this background that Elgon Youth Development Centre will be launched to bring healing and offer childcare and protection of the children who are especially in difficult circumstances. The project takes advantage of the cultural practices of childcare, which is community based with a focus on the extended family.
7.0 TARGET BENEFICIARIES:
Elgon Youth Development Centre is to provide support to an estimated 100 children initially. However, the number of children will be increased as need arises and resources allow.