Children’s Rights Advocacy and Lobby Mission (CALM Africa) is a non-profit charitable organisation, focusing on the promotion, observance and protection of the rights of the child in general, and concerned with the plight of vulnerable children in particular.
Teaching, sports, child protection and resource mobilisation/proposal writing
Out of the money paid by the volunteers we are able to provide meals accommodation and transportation
We shall send our price list. Anyhow, for two weeks the cost is 450 dollars
Update and improve our webiste and work with us on line to mobilise resources/fundrising
Continue to work with the volunteers even after their placement
1.2 Strategic Direction:
1.2.1 CALM Africa Vision Statement
CALM Africa vision is seeing that the rights of children, as defined by the UN Convention 1990, are promoted, protected and observed in Africa. These rights form a basis on which children are able to shape their own future, live their full potential and participate in development of their communities.
1.2.2 CALM Africa Mission Statement
Working to pragmatically promote the rights and protection of children and young people in order to meet immediate needs and ensure lasting changes leading to successful and productive lives.
1.2.3 CALM Africa Overall Goal
To improve the welfare and education of children especially those that are disadvantaged and vulnerable as well as empowering young people to live their full potential. This is done by effectively promoting the observance of Children’s Rights, the provision of life sustaining skills and the creation of structures that offer an enabling environment for Child protection and Development.
1.2.4 Strategic Priorities include the following:
1. Awareness Creation on Children’s Rights
2. Education and Training
3. Child Protection and Family Support Relief
4. Resource Mobilization and Partnership Building
5. Capacity Building and Income Generating Projects
6. Environmental Protection and Food Security
7. Entrepreneurship Development
CALM Africa employs a Human Rights Based Approach which is premised on conviction, democratic values, and active participation of rights claimers and cooperation of duty bearers in order to build a sustainable future for Uganda. It is not operating on the basis of emotion as reflected in the Needs Based Approach which only leads to meeting the short term needs of communities (e.g. food aid) and is not sustainable. Its philosophy is one of educating and training children and young adults to look after themselves, to learn how to farm successfully and to trade their produce. These are the keys to empowerment, prosperity and national development. CALM Africa is very ambitious for its Ugandan projects and ultimately would like to establish its operations more widely in the Great Lakes Region of East Africa - Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi and Rwanda.