Kaabong (Uganda)

Kaabong district is located in the far north of the Karamoja region and is inhabited by the Karamojong tribe and minority group the Ik. The Ugandan government disarmed much of Karamoja in 2009, but Kaabong remains unsettled to this day. This is mainly due to the proximity of conflict country South Sudan and the porous border with neighboring Kenya. Weapons are available and cattle theft and conflicts between tribes are common. Relatively many orphans and abandoned children live in Kaabong, who often stay with their grandparents or relatives.

The obstacles for girls to access education are enormous. Kidnapping and rape have traditionally been used in Kaabong as a means of reserving a girl for marriage. Child marriage deprives girls of the opportunity to complete their education and increases risks of teenage pregnancy, chronic poverty and domestic violence. The chances of finding decent work and economic security for uneducated girls are virtually nil.

For these reasons, CCA, in collaboration with two local partners, offers educational opportunities to vulnerable children and young people in Kaabong.

Our partners in Kaabong

In Kaabong, we work together with “Karamoja Peace and Development Agency (KAPDA)”. 

KAPDA was founded by a group of peace loving individuals who were outraged by rampant insecurity and deplorable living conditions in Karamoja sub-region. They took action and advocated for a peaceful environment with steady socioeconomic development. The organization’s current programs revolve around seven thematic areas; peace and conflict resolution, governance, health, education, women empowerment, livelihoods and human rights protection.

Vision: A Peaceful society that is socio economically developed. 

Mission: To contribute to good health, peace and sustainable livelihoods, through advocacy for good governance.

Shared value: Belong to one another.

Our impact in Kaabong

2021Primary schoolSecondary schoolFurther educationTotal
Total107028 2
2020Primary schoolSecondary schoolFurther educationTotal
Total04814 9

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