2 min read
27 May

In a bid to improve the well-being of communities in Arua City, the Manibe United Association, a registered not-for-profit organization, continues to make remarkable strides in addressing pressing issues and promoting positive change. Under the umbrella of the CSO Hub Network, the association is actively involved in the implementation of the Open Civic Space for Youth Phase Two project. 

Manibe United Association is a community-based organization (CBO) operating under the CSO Hub Network, a registered not-for-profit organization, since 2019. The association has been tirelessly working to address the challenges faced by the community and amplify the voices of the voiceless. With a mission to eradicate escalating poverty and improve overall health among communities in Arua City, Manibe United focuses on areas encompassing sustainable livelihood, water sanitation and hygiene, community health, education, economic empowerment, youth health and empowerment, and gender-based violence interventions.

The Manibe United Members Shown Cleaning

The health awareness activity held at Oluadri Cell highlighted the commitment of Manibe United Association to improving the well-being of the community. Volunteers and members of the organization actively participated in the cleanliness drive, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy environment. 

By organizing such initiatives, Manibe United aims to instill a sense of responsibility among residents while promoting disease prevention and general well-being.

In addition to their community development efforts, Manibe United Association has established thematic areas to address key issues affecting the community. 

Under the health domain, the organization focuses on youth reproductive health care, health education, mental health interventions, and advocacy for youth health programs. 

By offering these services, Manibe United empowers young people to make informed decisions regarding their well-being, ensuring a healthier future for Arua City.

ED Manibe United - Inside the UBC West Nile Studio

Education is another crucial aspect of their work, with programs aimed at providing hands-on skills development, vocational training, and promoting youth employment through technical education. The organization also places emphasis on youth ICT programs for employment, recognizing the importance of digital skills in today's evolving job market.

Sustainable livelihood is another pillar of Manibe United Association, with initiatives centered around youth engagement in piggery employment, vegetable growing, poultry farming, green seedling vegetation, and cassava cultivation. By equipping young people with the necessary skills and knowledge, the organization enables them to create sustainable livelihoods and contribute to the economic growth of Arua City.

Addressing gender-based violence among married youths and implementing school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives through community-led total sanitation further demonstrates Manibe United Association's commitment to creating a safer and healthier environment for all.

The thriving work of Manibe United Association under the CSO Hub Network is a testament to the power of community-led initiatives and collaboration. By addressing critical issues such as health, education, and livelihoods, the organization is actively contributing to the development of Arua City and uplifting the lives of its youth, women, and children.

As Manibe United Association continues its impactful journey, it serves as an inspiration for other organizations and individuals, showcasing the potential for positive change when communities come together for a common cause. Their dedication to eradicating poverty and improving the overall well-being of Arua City is truly commendable, and their efforts are sure to leave a lasting impact on the lives of the residents.

For more information about Manibe United Association and their ongoing initiatives, watch the video below.

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BY: Omar El Bashir - Dailywestnile.info   
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