UGANDA RURAL LITERACY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (URLCODA)

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Activities of URLCODA

  • Non-formal, basic and intergenerational literacy education/training for the communities
  • Community HIV/AIDS Education through music, dance and drama
  • Economic and psychosocial support to affected/or infected person
  • Community involvement in education in conjunction with UPHOLD
  • Girl-child education promotion
  • Environment conservation for sustainable development
  • Community education in the areas of health, food security and nutrition, water and sanitation, peace, human rights etc
  • Community income generating activities as a strategy for poverty alleviation
  • Consultancy services and research in the areas of literacy, rural poverty, environment and heath-related issues
  • Local reading materials production (so far one book in vernacular has been launched)
  • Maternal-child health and nutrition education
  • Community Health literacy week


How the Intergenerational Literacy Strategy Operates

With her motto as: ‘literacy for sustainable development’, URLCODA employs a unique literacy strategy dubbed intergenerational literacy that emphasises not the formal literacy but also the development of survival skills across all age groups. The intergenerational literacy activities, which are aimed at addressing a wide spectrum of day-to-day problems of the learners in an integrated manner, are implemented in collaboration with the relevant government and non-governmental agencies.

URLCODA views her intergenerational literacy as an initiative that can best address the multifaceted problems of the rural communities. To date URLCODA has established up to 15 intergenerational literacy-learning centres spread across four sub counties in which people of all ages freely interact.

URLCODA's Participants in Dukaa CentreEach learning centre has three volunteer instructors and between 50 – 80 learners depending on whether it is peak season or not. The learning centres mentioned here are either mango trees or churches, but not schools or physical houses built specifically for learning purposes. Learning and instructions for the formal literacy takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. This means in a week, learners put in a total of 8 hours. The formal literacy and numeracy skills instructions take place on Tuesdays while income generating and livelihoods skills instructions take place on Saturdays. Each centre has three levels of learners commonly known as beginners, basic and intermediate levels. The system is so flexible that the learners are promoted from one level to the other depending on their ability to cope and comprehend the things they are learning.

 


 

UGANDA RURAL LITERACY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (URLCODA)

National Liason Office
P. O. Box 3069, Kampala, Uganda
Tel. +256 772 411304
E-Mail: willie@tualu.org

Field Office
P. O. Box 1000, Arua, Uganda
Tel. +256 772 856295/841489
E-Mail: urlcoda@yahoo.co.uk

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