On March 20, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Uganda, Colette Marcellin, attended the closeout event for USAID’s Sustainable Comprehensive Responses for Vulnerable Children and their Families (SCORE) activity.
Over the span of seven years, the SCORE activity reached 35,000 households and more than 200,000 people, including 139,000 children, with family-centered services ranging from food security and nutrition, child protection and legal services, financial literacy and apprenticeship skills for youth.
The average household income increased by 69.4 percent. At least 58 percent (5,349) of the female youth on the program were enrolled into apprenticeship and 63 percent are of these are gainfully employed or own businesses. Read full remarks by the Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Colette Marcellin.