Sserinya Community Organisation Uganda (SCOU)
SCOU is a community based organization (CBO), located in Sserinya Village, Bulando Parish, Buwunga Subcounty, Masaka District in Uganda – East Africa, established to serve in the villages of Sserinya, Mazinga, Katina, Bulungu, Kabagabo, kayijja and Bulando.
Established in 2009 after realizing community challenges as low levels of education, poor agriculture practices which many led to environmental degradation, very low income levels among community members, poor water sources, poor sanitation, increased rates of infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and other common illnesses.
A community where some families could hardly take children to school for reasons of poverty, ignorance of the use of education, violence in homes, poor health facilities and practices. Some families could hardly have two meals a day! This was as a result of poor farming practices and negligence in growing food enough for home and ability to have surplus for sale.
The need for a concerted effort and a common voice to help raise the issues and seek possible help for the community from the local and national authorities and volunteer organisations. The formation of the organisation was spearheaded by the members in the Main Board. Meetings were conducted by a few concerned members who also engaged more members in the society, and it was agreed that a CBO be formed.
The Community Based Organisation works to see a change in the community to the better. It now operates a primary school in the names Sserinya Primary School, works for environmental conservation, runs adult education classes, Ensuring a healthy community through community healthy programs, constructionvand renovation of water sources like boreholes, seeks child sponsorship for the financially disadvantaged children, seeks community volunteers among other activities. All these and many other activities are carried out on a voluntary basis to see a community that is fit for all people to live in.
All our activities are imperiled due to the lack of enough resources to run them. We thank the Friends of Sserinya that have so far got in touch with us to make a lasting change to the people of Sserinya. You can also make a change to a person in the community of Sserinya.