CEDO, Child Rights Empowerment and Development Organization is a Non-profit child focused national organization based in Masindi. The organization was founded to contribute to the rehabilitation of young people (mostly orphans) who had been affected by the 1980-86 civil war and could no longer afford school fees, so that they could further their education.
In 2005, other interventions such as Human rights and Good governance, Economic Rights and Empowerment, Food security and Nutrition, Health and HIV/AIDS were included and CEDO finally evolved into a fully-fledged Non-profit development NGO.
CEDO works exclusively in rural areas of Uganda, combining learning and earning opportunities which offer children and their families long-term solutions to poverty. CEDO targets children in extremely poor conditions and, those working in hazardous or exploitative sectors, and ensuring they do not return to the workplace by enhancing access to Early Childhood Learning and offering educational sponsorship opportunities, Life skills training, and household income-generation for improved livelihoods.
CEDO envisions an improved quality of life of vulnerable children, and their families, where poverty, poor health and rights abuse have been overcome and people are living in a just society.
To promote the rights of children to a healthy, secure and value adding childhood through empowering communities to uphold their rights and fight poverty in view of building a sustainable community with improved standards of living.