Because only together we can

building a world where all youth are safe, strong & valued



“A community where the vulnerable and disadvantaged rural youth live to realize their future dreams.”


COCAWEU is a Ugandan registered NGO (not for profit organization) based in Kanyanya Kampala Uganda. We are an organization dedicated to improving the quality and value of life for children and women in Uganda, East Africa and Africa at large. Our aim is to uplift the health, well being and socio-economic standards of living for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.


Education Scholarship

The system of education in Uganda has a structure of 7 years of primary education, 6 years of secondary education (divided into 4 years of lower secondary and 2 years of upper secondary school), and 3 to 5 years of post-secondary education. The government of Uganda recognizes education as a basic human right and continues to strive to provide free primary education to all children in the country. However, issues with funding, teacher training, rural populations, and inadequate facilities continue to hinder the progress of educational development in Uganda

Health & Sanitation

Poor sanitation and hygiene is a cross-cutting health concern in all rural Ugandan villages. Poor sanitation leads to diarrheal diseases, which are responsible for 17% of all deaths of children under five (World Health Organization). Poor personal and household hygiene can lead to trachoma, increased rate of infections, and a number of other diseases. A home with stagnant water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and increase malaria rates not just for that family, but for the neighbors as well.

Human Rights & Governance

Human rights in Uganda relates to the difficulties in the achievement of international rights standards for all citizens. These difficulties centre upon the provision of proper sanitation facilities, internal displacement and development of adequate infrastructure. As COCAWEU, its our mandate to bring closer to our local communities their fundamental human rights in oder to match the outside world.

Youth Livelihood Programmes

COCAWEU Uganda Youth livelihood programme (YLP), targets poor and unemployed youth to harness their social-economic potential and increase self-employment opportunities and income levels. The funds under this programme are advanced to the Youth Interest Groups in form of a Revolving Fund in order to increase outreach and enhance sustainability of the Programme.

Women Empowerment

This is a program through which women are trained to form self-organized and self-managed savings groups, each consisting of 15-25 members, to develop their individual empowerment and increase their access to financial resources, which is critical to sustained poverty alleviation.

Ending Child Marriage

Child marriage threatens to destroy the future of a generation of Ugandan children, a new youth-led briefing paper reveals. Across the country, one girl is at risk of child marriage every minute with nearly half of girls married before they turn 18.


Moses’s Success Story

My name is Moses and an a beneficiary of COCAWEU. I got education sponsorship from COCAWEU in 2017 and since then my life has changed in various ways. When I got a confirmation from COCAWEU that I was to be sponsored, at first I thought it was a joke because it’s really difficult to get such in my home country here, however my sincere thanks go to COCAWEU for ensuring that I complete my Secondary Education and see myself in the University under sponsor a child project. Without COCAWEU I would end up being uneducated. Thank you COCAWEU for educating me an opportunity that is going to see me achieve my dreams.

Sharon’s Success Story

I am grateful to COCAWEU for the unending support that they are offering to me while at school. My name is Sharon, I live with my Mom in Ndaggwe, a remote village in Lwengo District. My mother is a peasant farmer who earns as little as 28 USD per months which is less than a 1USD per day. Which is absolutely not enough to cater for my school fees and food. But smiles were put unto our faces when COCAWEU came to my rescue under Sponsor a Child Project. My mom felt so relieved and happy the day I received education sponsorship. I am sure that with this sponsorship, I am going to achieve my dreams.



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