Case Study

Innovating Data Collection to Support Children in Rural Uganda


The staff at ChildFund Uganda (CFU) lack a proper case management system needed to track children’s progress from the time they enter CFU’s programs to when they exit as young adults. 

ChildFund Uganda works with over 29,000 children across Uganda to help create the safe environments children need to thrive. Their current pen and paper based approach to monitoring and evaluating children’s well-being has limited CFU’s ability to make time-sensitive, evidence-based decisions related to programming. CFU staff also lack a case management system that would enable them to track children’s progress throughout their programs. 


Venture 2 Impact engaged its community of skilled-volunteers and ran a two day hackathon to build and prototype a real-time, case-based data management system. 

Over the course of the two day hackathon, 11 volunteers, from Salesforce, Microsoft and Telus, spent a collective total of 75 hours working on the new system. This included 2 designers to design the system, 1 product manager to lead the team, and 6 programmers to build the system. After development is finished, training on the system will be provided to the Childfund Uganda staff on the data collection tool and case management system.


The V2I volunteers came together to co-create ChildFund Uganda’s new tool. With the system built during the hackathon, CFU will be able to:

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