TORORO: Somber Mood as Compassion International Phases Out Two Projects
By Matthew Okello
Compassion International an organization that gives support to vulnerable children and communities through advocacy has today, 3rd, January, 2023 announced a phased withdrawal from some parts of the country where the organization has been funding projects for over 17 years.
Two projects of Nagongera and Tororo Child Development Centers within the Tororo- Butaleja cluster have been affected by this move since they have existed for the past 17 years. However a total of 9 projects still have more than 10 years existence in the cluster.
This was revealed today by partnership facilitator at Compassion International, Agnes Waeno during a thanksgiving ceremony organized by the 11 projects operating in the districts of Butaleja and Tororo.
Waeno said that a study was conducted and it showed that there are tangible achievements made by the project in the last 17 years.
For instance, Waeno revealed that more than 120 children have so far graduated from different tertiary institutions and 106 more are reported to have succeed in different spheres.
And to facilitate the phase out, Waeno says the organization is currently training churches who were running the projects on how to sustain themselves three years from now when the project will be closed and to them, this will destroy the dependency syndrome.
She also revealed that they are currently mobilizing and strengthening the Alumni platform so that they can in turn support the churches they passed through as part of the measures to sustain them.
John Odoi, the Tororo district secretary of production applauded the organization for honestly supporting Tororo people. He however warned community members against associating with any organization that asks them for money.