A centre of excellence in child-focused research
AfriChild undertakes multidisciplinary Research
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We value partnership
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The wellbeing of children is at the heart of what we do
We are training the next generation

The AfriChild Centre exists to generate research that informs policy and practice for the wellbeing of children.
We strive for an Africa where children's wellbeing is realised for sustainable development.

“We are a Centre of Excellence in the study of the African child.”

Our Work

Inter-University Research Methods Training

The Inter-University Programme aims at strengthening inter-university collaboration and training in child-focused research skills. Under this program, AfriChild takes on mid-level child-focused researchers from seven universities in Uganda and equips them with skills in child-focused research methods, grant acquisition, and publication. The seven Universities the Centre works with are Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Nsamizi Training Institute, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda Christian University, Gulu University, and Muni University.   

Together for Girls Research Fellowship

The AfriChild Centre is running a research fellowship with Together For Girls that focuses on strengthening individual and institutional in-country research capacity to generate and utilize evidence for policy and programming for prevention and improved response to violence against children.The focus of the research examines sexual violence and its effects on education, mental health, and HIV infection among females in Uganda using findings from the Uganda Violence Against Children Survey (VACs) data.

Good School Toolkit Study

The GST-S study is a pilot trial implemented by AfriChild and Raising voices with support from  The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The aim of this pilot study is to learn more about how the Good Schools Toolkit works in secondary schools following the successful implementation of GST-P in 42 primary schools in Uganda. The study will be implemented 8 secondary schools in Kampala and Wakiso districts.

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