Compassion International and Children Nurturing in Luwero Cluster, Uganda.
The study focused on “Compassion International and Children Nurturing in Luweero Cluster”. It examined the different approaches of nurturing children in Compassion Child Development Program;
it assessed the challenges involved in nurturing children in the program, and examined the effectiveness of strategies put in place to address challenges in nurturing the children.
A cross sectional survey design was used. Data was collected using questionnaires, interview guides and documentary analysis. A total of 103 respondents participated in the study and these comprised of; police officers, religious leaders, parents, local council leaders, and children.
The study sample was determined using purposive sampling and simple random sampling techniques. The major findings of the study indicated that: commitment to the Lordship of Christ, evangelism and discipleship through spiritual development, were the most significant practices used as approach and were also the most effective strategy to address challenges involved in nurturing the children in the program in the Luweero cluster.
It was revealed that early teenage pregnancies were the most serious challenges Compassion International faces in nurturing the children, and commitment to the Lordship of Christ was the most practice recommended to overcome the challenges.
It was concluded that counseling and positive parenting, among others, were significant practices needed in nurturing children in Compassion Child Development Program.