We’ve got some exciting news! Last month we were selected as finalists in the Spindle’s Award for Best Innovation for Development and are delighted to have come second place, with an award of €10,000!
The award rewards the best innovative concepts in the field of international development, selected from innovations all over the world. Along with the other nine shortlisted organisations, we were invited to Amsterdam for the Partos Innovation Festival where we were interviewed by a jury panel of esteemed experts in innovation, presenting our Right2Change model of community rehabilitation for young children caught up with the law.
The Spindle was set up by the association of Dutch NGOs (Partos) and connects Dutch and global actors into a movement for sustainable development.
Our Right2Change project was awarded for combining legal aid, education, training, psychosocial support and microfinance to tackle child abuse and injustice, reducing reoffending rates to just 1% in Northern Uganda. Read more about our Right2Change project in Uganda.
Our Right2Change project
Through our project in Uganda, children who have committed petty crimes receive legal aid, are put onto community-based rehabilitation programmes and are offered vocational training such as hair dressing, tailoring, brick laying and carpentry.
Vocational training isn’t right for everyone. We’ve worked to put younger children back into mainstream school. So far, 138 children have gone back into education!