Orphans in Uganda

AIDS course in Uganda
Short background
In Uganda, the major driver of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC’s) is HIV/AIDS scourge, which stands at 45% according to UBOS – 2007.
The problem of orphans and other vulnerable children crisis has reached critical levels in Uganda and in Jinja district in particular.

Causes of OVCs
Many families have been affected by HIV/AIDS, armed conflicts and other vulnerability causes. It is estimated that there are over two million orphans most of whom are a result of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

street children

Jinja district has an estimated population of 479900 people of whom 109054 are children, with 144,151 (38.8%) being orphans and vulnerable children.

What we could do
Upon this, we formed an organization – SHO – registered under community based organizations, and have undertaken the duty of caring for OVCs, whose number and needs grow day by day.

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some of our children with their teachers.

What you can do

We need your help to raise these children to a better standard. Please give anything you can to these suffering children. I am a teacher by profession, My salary is not sufficient enough to cater for all these children, in the presence of my family.

If you can donate anything, please do not hesitate, CLICK HERE

 

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