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(a) Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health in West Nile and Acholi Sub Regions”


On the 11th/May/2021, Zombo Rural Development Association (ZORUDENA) received an Invitation to the UFPC (AFP Smart) Advocacy Skills

Uganda Family Planning Consortium (UFPC) is one of the sub grantees to support Maristoppes Uganda to implement components of the UNFPA Netherlands supported Project: Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health in West Nile and Acholi Sub Regions.

The Uganda Family Planning Consortium ( UFPC ) therefore invites you for the (AFP SMART) family Planning Advocacy Skills Training workshop for SRHR implementing civil society members and Partners that will be held on 17th may 2021 to 19th May 2021 at Tripplex Hotel Arua.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

(i)      Introduce the AFP SMART Advocacy approach to partners

(ii)     Partners understand AFP SMART and how to apply it in developing advocacy strategies

(iii)    Partners develop advocacy strategies that their respective organizations can pursue.

The Goal was to:

Reduce the Un-met need for Family Planning by 10% by 2025

Activity overview:

With support from Uganda Family Planning Consortium (UFPC)/ UNFPA through a 3 days training of our 2 staff in Arua from 17th-19th May 2021, on the Advance Family Planning (AFP) SMART diffusion Approach, aiming to “Reduce the Un-met Needs of Family Planning by 10%”.

   At the training in Arua
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By the end of the training, Zombo Rural Development Network Association (ZORUDENA) together with Life Concern (LICO) developed an Advocacy Strategy for Zombo district. By December 2021, Zombo district Chief Administrative Officer issued a circular directing In-charges of all public Health Centers III and IV to dedicate at least one day in a month for the provision of Adolescent and Youth friendly services.

Activity Goal:                          

To reduce on the Un-met need for Family Planning in Alangi sub county-zombo district

Activity objectives:

(i)      To bring closure Family Planning services in the Community especially for the Teenage girls and Teenage mothers

(ii)     To great more awareness on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues.

(iii)     To involve the Sub county Stakeholders on how to reduce on Teenage pregnancy within the sub county.

ZORUDENA as the Organizer of the event and the activities implementation by:

(i)      Alangi Health Center III staff, as service providers

(ii)     Kebu Rigangi Cultural Leaders, as Mobilisers and also doing Sensitization to the Community members to embrace Family Planning services, and Child Protection to reduce on the high rates of Teenage Pregnancy in the sub county

(iii)     The Community Development Officer Alangi Sub County, and

(iv)     ZORUDENA team members.


  Family Planning services to both the Teenagers and the General Community​
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Radio talk show and awareness on the teenage pregnancy

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  Engaging Kebu Chiefdom, to fight Teenage Pregnancy 

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Kebu Clan Chief

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Kebu Chiefdom Cabinet

Engaging Kebu Chiefdom, to fight Teenage Pregnancy 

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(a) Covid 19 Awareness at Paidha Health Centre III

  Sensitization on COVID 19 at the Out Patient Department (OPD)
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(b) Donations:

(i)      Face mask for the Health Workers (100 pieces)

(ii)     Soap for Hand Hygiene for both the Patients and Health Workers (2 boxes), and

(iii)    Liquid Soap (20 Litters) for the General Cleanliness at the Health Facility

  Donations made during the awareness day at Paidha Health Centre III
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Supporting Youth Group to make Leather products using Hides and Skins in Paidha Town Council. We are making Belts, Crafts, wallet and hand bags

  The Grass roots innovations

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Liquid soap making

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Liquid soap packaging

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Making of wallets, belts, caps using local raw materials.

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Innovation of making belts using animal skins


The goal of environmental conservation is promote of clean energy through use of Energy Saving Cook Stove and use of briquettes for cooking instead of Charcoal

 Tree nursery bed
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Charity Run to END TEENAGE PREGNANCY in Zombo District, organiesd by Education and Sports Department in Partnership with Zombo Rural Development Netwotk Association (ZORUDENA) on the 23rd/12/2021 at Barr Okoro Stadium in Paidha Town Council.

Theme: Our Girl Children, Our Pride Safe the Future Charity Run 2021


Participants who were involved:

(i)     Adolescent Girls from Primary Schools within Paidh Town Council

(ii)    Boda boda riders

(iii)    Police

(iv)    Army

(v)     Individual Runners/ Participants

 Charity run - End Teenage Pregnancy and child mothers success story
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The access rates in Zombo vary from 57 % in Alangi Sub-County to 95 % in Jangokoro Sub-County. Zombo has 1,388 domestic water points which serve a total of 237,530 people – 199,060 in rural areas. 319 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Zombo has 8 piped schemes.

ZORUDENA aims at campaigning and mobilizing resources for provision of clean water to the people of Zombo districts. Read More

The residents resorted to using the water from the wells for drinking, cooking and for other domestic purposes after failures of all the clean water sources in their villages. Yet the water sources available are not clean for domestic uses. This has prone the community to the pathogenic microorganisms, their toxic exudates, and other contaminants together, which cause serious conditions such as cholera, diarrhea, typhoid, amebiasis, hepatitis, gastroenteritis, giardiasis, campylobacteriosis, scabies, and worm infections, to name a few.

Women and children spent a lot of time to look for clean water and finally they end up fetching water logging in swamps.

ZORUDENA has launched awareness to cover 75 villages and build mobile resource to build 75 spring wells in Zombo district in order to abundant the usage of water logging for domestic consumption. Here below are women and children fetching water.

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West Nile News platform also has the same story. Read More

To support this awarness and well construction project please download the proposed budget here icon pdf

ZORUDENA has a team of people who are committed to equip youth in Uganda starting with the district of Zombo district with the knowledge and know-how to handle business opportunities and future job endeavors. We believe that personal development, education and vocational skills development are the way to end poverty. We advocate for a better future for youth and women our project districts through all the activities and projects we do.

In line with the national need for vocational training, we support economic development, by creating partnerships and projects to inform, educate and train youth and women. We aim to facilitate and endorse a belief that vocational training will offer youth the chance to secure jobs faster, to be self-reliant and establish their own businesses.

Zombo District Health Officer, Dr Mark Bonny Bramali reveals that 70% of the recorded 2186 teenage pregnancy cases recorded are for girls between the age of 14 and 16 years. This results from idleness and among youths who in turn engage in to sexual relationship instead of doing production work. Icon read more


ZORUDENA’s vision is to create jobs and economic growth in developing the nation. Therefore, we have a project for skilling the youth and women for improved livelihood.

Photos of youths and women who shall be the beneficiaries

Skilling Youths

  Skilling women
Some of the frustrated and idle youths within the trading Center, yet energetic, and if given opportunity for skill development with a business perspective, could become responsible citizens. The project will empower them with skills. The peasant women who have are responsible for providing day to day needs of their Families, Yet with No Stable Household Income Source, and most of them are Single Teenage Mothers. This is because Men have abandoned their Responsibilities. 

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We are aware that the development of the people of Uganda needs participation of the rural community in order to achieve all the millennium development goals. It is upon this background that, members to ZOMBO RURAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK ASSOCIATION (ZORUDENA) have come together to make a firm commitment for the development of the majority and the under privileged classes. Commitment has been made to ensure gradual socio-economic development, production processes and sustained material and cultural development in the standard of living of people through planned economic development. It has been committed that basic needs of people such as food, clothing, shelter, health and education facilities as well as employment, human rights , right to work and social security will be provided . There are promises to remove rural urban disparity through the development of agriculture, cottage and rural industries. Rural electrification, development of transport and communication, improved nutritional level and public health and ensure equal opportunity for all.

REALIZING that poverty, illiteracy, incapacitation and several socio-economic issues hinder efforts, ZORUDENA is formulated to bridge the gap that can lead to improved standard of living of the vulnerable people of Zombo district. Convinced that, this can be addressed through the primary focus of promoting human development by increasing human capacity as well as improving human conditions. Human capacity and productivity can be increased by installing positive outlook and teaching new skills through diverse skills training and at the same time by empowerment of the people. Improving human conditions involves not only adequate income, good feeding, safe water for drinking, good sanitation, family planning services, safe and healthy environment etc. Human development is reflected in enhanced status of individuals both in the family and in the society beginning from the rural background. This has led to the formation of the non profit making organization called ZOMBO RURAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK ASSOCIATION (ZORUDENA).

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