VSLA introduced by GCHI has instilled a spirit of
hard work as people have to work hard to realize
money for savings- I can no longer afford to
waste time, I have to work hard to look for money
for saving in the subsequent weeks, remarks Aisha
of Nalugamba In short the methodology has
introduced a spirit of hard work and we link this
with Pauls appeal to Thessolonicians to work
hard- 2 Thess 3.10 ( Brothers and sisters if you
dont work you should not eat.
Women empowerment - GCHI, like Shaggy the Jamaican
Artiste, we believe in the strength of the woman
because once women are empowered then we know our
children will undoubtedly benefit. For example we
always get success stories of women telling us
that I used money from VSLA to pay fees for my
children, buy clothes for my Children, take my
child for treatment, etc.
GCHI through VSLA we have partly been able to
address issues of gender inequality as women have
been able to access income are able to participate
in decision making at HH level this in a way we
are supplementing the Uganda Government to realize
MDG 3 of gender equality and woman empowerment by
the year 2015 (UN MDG Declaration 2000).
Food Security & Nutrition
GCHI carries out Nutrition Education and cooking
demonstrations in different areas of its
operational where by communities were taught on
good and bad feeding habits, behavioral change
communication on food consumption as well as how
to prepare different types of food coupled with
farm demonstration with in the area of modern
Health, Water, Sanitation & Shelter
GCHI has reached out to many households with our quarterly Health Clinics we also look at WASH as a fully fledged sector and by the end of 2014 GCHI had promoted village savings and loans association interventions to date the organization has over 24 VSLA groups spread in Mityana. VSLA structures provide good avenues for Sanitation, Water.
GCHI founded a School called Hope Children's School to date the school supports orphans and vulnerable children with education and other social economic and spiritual requirements like psychosocial support, health services, tuition, start up kits and sanitary pads to the girl child and other scholastic materials like books, pens, bags, pencils, uniforms, mathematical sets among others.
GCHI founded a Youth Sports Club called Hope Sports Club to date we have group of over 55 young boys under the age of 17 in Mityana and the group is excepted to grow bigger where we provide a learning environment to these lads on different life aspects in collaboration with our partners Buwate Youth Sports Academy (BUYOSPA) and Universal Aide Society.
Child Protection & Legal Support
Increased awareness levels of communities on the
rights of the children. GCHI uses her livelihood
structures (VSLA and Farmers groups to promote
child rights and most of VSLA are equally child
protection committees and also act as Gender based
violence (GBV) watch dogs.
Under child protection
GCHI has one strategic Objective of improve the
position of children so that all boys and girls
can fully enjoy their rights, and to build
societies that acknowledge and respect childrens
This is more emphasised in our annual organized November 19Days Activism Campaign for Prevention of Abuse and violence against Children
Climate Mitigation sector (GCHI Green Campaign
With our partner COVOID which is affiliated
to worldwide network for children- Plant for the
Planet initiative which aims at mobilizing the
world to plant 12 Billion Trees we initiated a
tree Planting culture among the children and
people in communities dubbed GCHI Green Campaign
2050- Over 500 seedlings have been distributed
in schools and todate GCHI owns an 8 acre
demonstration farm of different tree species on
the other hand GCHI is in touch with NFA and
expects to secure more seedlings to distribute
to schools and to communities. GCHI promotes
mainly carbon trees as part of the strategy to
fight global warming.