Uganda has the highest number of HIV/AIDS orphans in the world, and many of them live in impoverished circumstances. Families usually send the boys to school, opting to keep the girls at home to work, saving money on school fees. Without an education, the girls will continue to be ensnared by the cycle of poverty. Although all of our students, including Hellen, are all HIV/AIDS orphans living in similar circumstances, they have been given the opportunity to receive free high-quality education.
When you support Hellen, you are ensuring that she will continue to have access to free high-quality education, as well as nutritious school meals and clean water. Many studies show a connection between HIV/AIDS prevention and education, so it is imperative that our students receive as much schooling as possible. Hellen, like our other students, understands that education is her key to better her life, her family, and her community! She works hard every day to achieve her goals.
We are committed to alleviating poverty through a holistic approach. By 2013 our primary schools will be at capacity, educating over 480 primary students in 2 schools while providing scholarship to over 300 secondary and high school students every year. Currently we help our students' caretakers and 7,000 other grandmothers who are self-organized into 91 groups by providing access to micro-finance, clean water, vegetable seeds, counseling, health care, and more. Our program is 100% replicable
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