November 12, 2008

NEWS / PROJECTS: Karamoja gets radios (UGANDA)

Karamoja gets radios

By Olandason Wanyama

THE Straight Talk Foundation, in partnership with the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), has distributed 5,339 radios to the communities in Karamoja sub-region.

Straight Talk project manager Martin Oenen said on Thursday that the organisation got concerned about the plight of communities in Karamoja and requested UNICEF for support. UNICEF sent the consignment.

Oenen said there was need to have the communities’ capacity building strengthened by delivering adequate information on health and education, because the Karimojong have for so long been cattle-centred.

“We wanted the communities to be able listen to programmes so that they can follow up the one-month child survival campaign which has been concluded,” Oenen said.

UNICEF has been running a child survival campaign in the sub-region, which carried a holistic approach that encompassed children and mother survival.

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