The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) war in northern Uganda could be over! But the battle against poverty, particularly for those displaced by the two-decade insurgency and relocated to Kampala, is far from over. For with it came a fresh influx to Acholi quarters, a sprawling slum in KIREKA, eight kilometres east of Kampala, Uganda's Capital. Your donation will provide an education or vocational skills training to 480 children & ADOLESCENT GIRLS or their care givers for sustainable livelihoods
As LRA War & HIV/Aids robbed them of their breadwinners, majority of the children here are ORPHANS living with elderly guardians who don't work. So children work in nearby stone quarries for a living, they melt rocks, beat them into gravel & sell to middlemen who buy at a giveaway price. The young girls are regularly sexually harassed by men working at the stone quarries. Their male customers also often take advantage of their situation, advancing them small gifts & money in exchange for sex.
The project will offer a long-term practical support to 480 children, young girls and/or their care givers through providing formal education or vocational training in Welding, Carpentry, Tailoring or Hair dressing skills, Integrated with HIV/AIDS & Sexual reproductive health awareness programs for the victims and their care givers to break the vicious cycle of vulnerability for sustainable livelihoods and improved household incomes so that they are able to provide for those under their care.
This project will improve the socio-economic situation of the vulnerable children and their households through building their capacity in entrepreneurship such as vocational skills, VSLA skills and formal education to OVC leading to improvement in their household incomes. This will offer a sustainable intervention that will go far beyond immediate assistance, addressing the escalating community challenge of Poverty & youth unemployment and also saving the youths especially adolescent girls.