Community Based

The department of Community Based Services is comprised of 5 sections; Administration, Probation, Youth and Social Welfare, Gender and Culture, Labour Relations, Elderly and Disability. It is managed by the District Community Development Officer, supported by Senior Probation Officer, Senior Community Development Officer in charge Youth, Disability and Elderly, 13 CDOs , 3 ACDOs and 2 support staff.
Vision:
A better standard of living, equity and social cohension of communities
Mission:
Creation of an enabling environment for social protection and social transformation of communities
Functions:
• Build capacity of community development workers at district and sub county levels to perform community development functions
• To provide opportunities fro communities to access information and participation in self development, economic advancement and improved livelihood
• Support communities to organize into productive active groups including SACCOs and self help groups
• Promote and protect the rights of vulnerable groups including OVC, Batwa, Youths, women, PWD and PLHAs.
The Department works in collaboration with other actors including the line Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, CBOs like ADRA, BMCT, Raising the village, Compassion International, Lift Up Jesus Ministries – Kabale, Koinonia, Potters village, God’s Mercy, IGCP, HOVC, Peace Hope Foundation, the communities and the political support among others