Uganda’s AIDS epidemic, extreme poverty and decades of civil conflict have left its country with more than 2.4 million orphans ~ the most of any country in the world. UNICEF estimates that this number will reach a staggering 3.5 million by 2010.
Children of Uganda is on the ground and working with local non-governmental organizations and community groups to address the needs of Uganda’s most vulnerable population.
We are providing the necessities of life today - shelter, food, clothing, education, and medical care if needed. We are also looking forward and ensuring the children in our care have the life skills necessary to achieve success in their future.
Due to a lack of government-subsidized education, extended families and orphanages face an enormous financial barrier to educating Uganda's children. Children of Uganda is helping to address this unmet need by providing education and support to AIDS-related orphans and vulnerable children, while at the same time promoting global awareness of the effects of HIV/AIDS. Through our education and support programs in Uganda and the Children of Uganda tour, we are able to give hope to children in Uganda and help the world understand the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS on children in developing nations.
For more information on these programs, click on the links at left.