Platform for Labour Action (PLA) with support from Global Giving has been providing educational support to orphaned and disadvantaged girls living in Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) Camps in Northern Uganda. These children have been living in the camps for several years and in addition to the conflict have suffered from the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS and limited access to health and education facilities.
Last year in 2006 PLA managed to pay for meals, provide uniforms and scholastic materials for one year (three terms) for 12 orphaned and internally displaced children in the camps. Among these, three of the children managed to seat for their Uganda Certificate of Education (O levels) and they have now joined Higher Education in Senior Five.
By Platform for Labour Action (PLA) - Report on training displaced girls in Lira
Under the global Giving Project, 55 girls were identified and trained on HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS, peer education, counselling, communication skills and gender and HIV/AIDS, referral systems and the care and protection of persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Needs Assessment Report on Displaced Girls in Lira Municipality
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Read Platform for Labor Assessment's report on the findings of their training needs assessment. The group identified knowledge gaps on the problem of HIV/AIDS in internally displaced person’s camps so that they could shape their training for maximum impact.