Children
 Uganda
Project #16569

Outreach Centre for Child-Headed Households Uganda

by Wings of Courage Orphan Outreach Society
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Summary

Wings of Courage Orphan Outreach builds a centre for Child headed households outside Gulu in Uganda, to provide community outreach programs, 24 hour emergency adult assistance, and a home for orphans without extended family.
$7,500
total goal
$1,494
remaining
68
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The 20 + yr war in Uganda & the effects of HIV/AIDS have resulted in many children taking on parental roles. Many were in camps in northern regions or displaced in the capital and have now moved back to their family land after the war. Most are not attending school, and doing labour jobs in their community to care for up to 5 siblings. Although taking on adult roles, they are still children, and are stuck between needing to work for resources for immediate survival, and educating for the future.

Solution

Through outreach programs, WOC will support these young people to maintain their land. WOC will connect them to a community of adults to support them and other child headed families so that they can work together and support each other. The project will also provide round-the-clock adults available when needed, training and education for the child-heads and school age children, caring support for the preschoolers, and a home to orphans with no place else to go.

Long-Term Impact

The Project will house 25 orphaned children and begin by mobilizing 15 households headed by children, in turn reaching out to 75 children. By providing them with safety and security, training and education, they will be able to provide for their families' health and well-being into the future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wingsofcourage.ca
website
facebook

Organization Information

Wings of Courage Orphan Outreach Society

Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
Website: http:/​/​www.wingsofcourage.ca
Project Leader:
Lena Gilbert
North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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