The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are generating a major humanitarian crisis for families in Sub-Saharan Africa and Uganda is no exception. The number of children who have lost one or both parents is worrying. Rolling back decades of progress in social development, HIV/AIDS has become a major constraint in the fight against poverty. Moreover, many African countries are suffering from civil unrest and from post conflict situations, which are producing even more orphans and displaced children. As the number of affected children has escalated, the risk of children becoming orphans has quickly transformed itself from a shock that randomly affects families to a more systemic shock that has had adverse effects on whole communities and countries, threatening the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals for education, health, nutrition, and poverty eradication.
The needs of OVC households are multi-sectoral in nature which calls for concerted efforts from all stakeholders. Through collaborations with local governments, we are committed to implementing an aggressive OVC program through a unique family-centered model. With the support of sympathizers, we can transform lives of thousands of children through education sponsorship, provision of basic needs and scholastic materials, housing and treatment of health conditions.