In our commitment and efforts to stop child exploitation, we implemented a project in Kampala and Wakiso Districts, Uganda to fight against sexual exploitation of children. In collaboration with Uganda Youth Development Link, we have been able to support survivors by providing them with counselling and psychosocial support, life skills training, medical check ups, advocacy, vocational skills training, and business management skills training. We have documented their stories and developed a storybook, which provides detailed highlights of how the project has changed their lives.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands in partnership with Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) implemented a project in 2020 and 2021, that focused on the protection of children from sexual exploitation in Kampala and Wakiso Districts, Uganda.
The project aimed to reduce sexual exploitation of children through the provision of psychosocial support services and economic empowerment to survivors of sexual exploitation; as well as increase awareness in their communities on children rights, self-protection and dangers of sexual exploitation of children (SEC).
The stories highlighted in this storybook capture how the life of survivors of sexual exploitation changed as a result of the ‘Protection of children from sexual exploitation in Kampala and Wakiso districts’ project in Uganda.
“When I came to UYDEL, the social worker guided me. I joined the football group at the centre which helped me to learn skills of anger management and teamwork. I am a better person today because of it,” affirms Teopista —one of the beneficiaries.
Through the project, survivors have received various support, including counselling and psychosocial support, life skills training, medical check ups, advocacy, vocational skills training, and business management skills training. To date, 480 children (215 girls and 165 boys) have been positively impacted by the project and their lives have changed for the better.