TCF‟s work focuses on the following key areas: Community Health (hygiene and sanitation improvement), Rural AgricultureDevelopment, Water, Sanitation, entrepreneurship, and youth empowerment. TCF implements integrated community development interventions in the above core areas (with both direct and practical support) so as to promote holistic development. TCF‟s focus in each sector is summarized below.
a) Agriculture Development
The main goal in this sector is to expand outreach of agricultural development services to the small-scale farmers so that they may have improved food security and incomes for better livelihood through promotion and support of sustainable farming methods. TCF supports small-scale farmers with training and production enhancing technologies, creating access to markets and capacity building support for farmer institutions.
b) Community Health Programme
TCF‟s work in this sector focuses on increasing access to (both curative and preventive health services among the people of Uganda.
This is in order to reduce the high morbidity and mortality levels. TCF has over the years set up and runs an elaborate community health programme using the Community Based Health Care Approach (CBHC). The programme imparts knowledge and skills (nutrition, environmental sanitation, and home management, e.tc.) to enhance the capacities of target communities in managing and controlling preventable diseases.
The major activities under the programme include;
- Community mobilization.
- Promoting low-cost health care approaches
- Training and equipping Community Health Workers and Maternal Health Agents -Forming and training Village Health Teams.
- Health Education in rural communities focusing on HIV/AIDs and other preventable diseases. - Sensitization campaigns through drama.
c)Water and Sanitation Programmes
The main objective of TCF‟s work in water and sanitation is to improve access to both clean and safer water as well as clean and decent sanitary facilities for rural communities and public institutions especially schools and health centers. To achieve this objective TCF implements the following actions:
- Constructs Shallow Wells, Bore Holes and Protected Springs. Hence reduction of water borne diseases.
- Mobilization of communities to participate in home improvement campaigns. -Supports schools to construct water and sanitary facilities -Promotes hand washing by hand-washing facilities.
- Providing families of the elderly, disabled and those affected by HIV/AIDS with Water jars/small tanks.
The on-going TCF ProgrammeS
At the end of 2017, the following were the on-going TCF programmes:
- The Integrated Community Development Programme for Only lusts m funded by Irish Aid and Aidlink
- The Integrated Community Health Programme (ICHP) for buyende County funded by ST STEPHANES HOSPITAL
- The Sustainable Organic Farming Programme for Bugangaizi West County funded by the Tudortrust (UK)
- The Rural Water Project for BAMUNANIKA funded by 2aid.org in Germany
- Healthy Business, Healthy Lives Project funded by SIMAVI and Health Entrepreneurs (HE).
In addition, there are some once off projects supported by small charities ( CNK property masters, LandsAid, etc) in water, health and school facilities.
TCF operates an Agro-processing complex as well which deals in maize, piggery farming rice, and animal feeds.
Networking and Collaboration
TCF continued to appreciate the strength and synergies in networking and retained its membership of the following organizations, networks and committees:
- Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)
- National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda
- Uganda Community Based Health Care Association (UCBHCA)
- The almni cooperatives.
- Akworot mukuju active youth association(AMAYA)
Through these networks TCF continued to expand its influence and impact