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Announcement :

Call for expression of interest for the provision of consultancy services to develop the NGO Alternative Report on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the two Optional Protocols in Uganda

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Welcome to UCRNN

Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) is a coalition of child-focused organizations comprising of community based, national and international non-governmental organizations advocating for the rights of children in Uganda.


The vision of UCRNN is “A society where all children’s rights are realised”


“UCRNN exists to undertake collective action for promotion and protection of children’s rights in Uganda”

Principles and core values

  • Child participation
  • Non-discrimination
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Fairness

To achieve this goal, UCRNN will pursue the following strategic objectives in 2014 - 2018:


UCRNN strives to broaden and deepen the Child Rights Agenda in Uganda by collaborating and contributing to the effective role of 106 member organizations by 2018.

Strategic Focus:

  • To achieve the above vision, three (3) specific strategic objectives were set. These include:
  • To collectively advocate for the implementation of the rights and responsibilities of children.
  • To collectively monitor the implementation of and promote understanding of child rights at all levels in Uganda.
  • To strengthen the institutional capacity of the Network to fulfill its mandate

The above objectives were planned to be realized through interventions in three (3) programme areas that are aligned to each of the objectives. These included;

  • Collective advocacy
  • Monitoring and promoting child rights instruments
  • Institutional development
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Tumaini Awards 2014

The Fourth Annual Tumaini Awards for 2014 will be held on 13th June 2014. The campaign and the Advocacy plans for 2014 Tumaini Awards Project were launched on 20th March 2014 at the National theater. This years theme is premised on the African Unions selected theme of 2014 Day of the African Children as,\" A Child Friendly, Free, Quality and Compulsory Education for all Children.\"

This Award is aimed at creating awareness on promoting childrens rights as they relate to education by rewarding individuals and corporate organizations who make the greatest impact in this area under the four categories that include; Health in Schools, Quality of Education, Livelihoods and Child Protection. Be sure to be part of this years award giving by nominating an individual or an organization. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the website: www.tumainiawards.com, from Uganda Child Rights NGO network (UCRNN) offices and from the offices of our partner organization.

The Tumaini Awards program was initiated in 2011 and is now established as an annual agenda . The award is promoted by several child focused organizations

  • World Vision
  • Child Fund
  • Save the Children
  • Compassion International

The 2013 Tumaini awards gala was  held on 14th June ahead of the day of the African child on 16th June. The purpose of the Gala was to recognize, honour and inspire individuals, companies, organizations and members of the media that have made significant contributions and efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda.

Individuals, companies, community based, non government organizations and members of the media working to eliminate harmful social and cultural practices against children were recognized and awarded,

The following  winners received certificates, plaques and cash for their outstanding work in advancing the children\'s cause in the areas of livelihood, health, education and protection;

YDEL- Uganda Youth Development Link

  1. Bringing Hope to the Family
  2. Shelo
  3. Raising Voices
  4. Global Care Uganda
  5. Mr. Ojok John Bosco
  6. Lt. Byamukama
  7. Amani Initiative
  8. Acholi Child Rescue Team
  9. Ms. Namaganda Florence
  10. Ms. Betty Mujungu
  11. Ms. Glady Kalibbala
  12. Standard Chartered Bank
  13. Ms. Jane Francis Kuka
  14. REACH