The Sustainable Responses for Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Children (SCORE) project works to support at-risk children by increasing the stability of households in 35 districts across five areas of Uganda (Central, East, East-Central, North and Southwest), with the goal of reaching 25,000 households.
SCORE programming aims to:
- Improve the socioeconomic status of households by increasing financial resources, improving socioeconomic skills and facilitating market inclusion
- Strengthen food security and nutrition by increasing household food production, improving food utilization and referring vulnerable households to agricultural, nutritional and health services
- Increase access to and use of protection and legal services by increasing awareness of child protection concerns, improving referral mechanisms to relevant services and empowering families to use them
- Enhance the capacity of households to access, acquire or provide critical services (such as health, education or legal) by raising awareness and ownership of critical services, reinforcing civil society support and care for vulnerable children and their households, and developing referral systems, including partnerships with the private sector
- Assess individual household vulnerabilities and interests and design customized household development plans
- Build the capacity of local communities to respond to the needs of each family
Programming for SCORE is led by the Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI Foundation), in consortium with CARE, TPO and FHI 360. FHI 360 serves as the primary implementer for the operations research and the monitoring and evaluation components of the project.