Uganda

Homelessness

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Poverty leads to orphans and homelessness.

  • 150 million children live on the street.
  • Action International says that by 2020 there will be 800 million homeless children.
  • The UN says that the street children situation is one of the worst crises facing the nations of the world.
  • This is a disaster

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 25, par. 1

Extreme Poverty

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Extreme Poverty Be A HEROAverage Gross National Income for every man, women, and child in America is $35,060. World Development Bank, 2003.

  • Of the 24 mostly Western Developed Nations (including NA, Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand etc.)  Population of 900 million, the GNI is $27,000 USD
  • Compare this to the fact that 1.2 billion people live on under $1.00 a day and 2.7 billion people live on under $2.00 USD a day.
  • 500 million people are hungry and another 500 million are so poor that they don’t consume enough food to render them productive.
  • Because of poverty 33,000 children (mostly under-five-year-olds) die every day due to preventable diseases – diarrhea, measles, malaria, and malnutrition – that is more than one child dying every 3 seconds.
  • 55% of all child deaths (17 million deaths a year) are just because the children are hungry.
  • Poverty is at the root of most of that which contributes to 'children becoming at risk'.

Current Project - Suubi Child Development Center - Kampala, Uganda

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City: Kampala, Uganda
Project:  Orphanage - Suubi Child Development Center
Partner: Ezra Simon Ssemwanga
Number of Children: 150

Ezra Simon Ssemwanga opened Suubi Child Development Center ("Suubi") on May 23, 2005. The initial purpose of Suubi was to provide neighborhood orphans and needy children with free education in the hopes that the children, who otherwise would never have had the opportunity to receive any education, will become productive members of the community. The second phase of Suubi has already been started with the opening of the orphanage. The goal is to be able to provide food, shelter, and education to those orphans and street children, while directing them toward a relationship with their true Father and Lord.

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Current Project - Hope for the Nations - Homes of Love Orphanage - Gulu, Uganda

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City: Gulu, Uganda
Project: House of Love and House of Joy Orphanage
Partner:  Hope for the Nations
Number of Children: 30

Homes of Love is a ministry located inside the municipality of Gulu on 3.5 acres of land. There are presently two homes on the property: House of Love and House of Joy. These homes offer the children a safe and supportive environment in which to live. A house matron lives with the children and has the aid of an assistant and two helpers who live in nearby huts. The on-site staff become like the children's mothers, uncles, and aunts who minister to and mentor the children. All the children benefit from attending an on-site school whose teacher also lives on-site and is able to tutor those that need extra help. In addition, Homes of Love has an arts director who introduces the children to art, music, and drama.

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Current Project - Children's Welfare Mission - Orphanage - Namugongo, Uganda

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City: Namugongo, Uganda
Project:  Orphanage
Partner:  Children’s Welfare Mission
Number of Children: 250

The Children’s Welfare Mission was established in 1990 by the Dutch organization, Stichting Kinderhulp Afrika. This village cares for 250 resident children, complete with housing, a primary school, a secondary school, and a vocational school. Also in the compound are a medical and dental clinic, and a large meeting hall/gymnasium which are available for use by the surrounding community.

Current Project - Village of Hope - Nursery School, Gulu, Uganda

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City: Gulu, Uganda
Project: Nursery School
Partner:  Village of Hope


Development of a Nursery school program at the Village of Hope, caring for the children of the child-mothers now in our vocational training program.

Current Project - Anchorage Children's Ministries - Orphanage - Kampala, Uganda

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City: Kampala, Uganda
Project:  Orphanage
Partner: Anchorage Children's Ministries
Number of Children: 20

Founded in 2004, Anchorage Children Ministry ("ACM") began as an orphanage and outreach program to help orphans and street children. Currently, ACM provides basic necessities for the children in their care. These needs include food and shelter, education, vocational training, and psychological services. ACM helps to instill self esteem, confidence, and responsibility, and will help the children not only to achieve individual goals, but it will also better the community. ACM offers the children stability and love that is conducive to a normal childhood and a productive adulthood.

Current Project - Mercy Home - Orphanage - Kampala, Uganda

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City: Kampala, Uganda
Project:  Orphanage
Partner: Mercy Home for Children
Number of Children: 180

Established on Christmas Day 2001 by Angela Namatovu, Mercy Home of Children ("Mercy Home") began as an outreach program for the street children of Kampala, Uganda. From there it has evolved into a full-fledged orphanage of nearly 200 children. Mercy Home provides the orphans opportunities to acquire the education and skills for future livelihood. In addition to the agricultural projects, the children provide services to local communities and also perform traditional and modern Ugandan dance and music to assist in supporting the orphanage. The children truly love performing for people.

Orphans

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Orphans 2 Be A HERO

Every day 5,760 more children become orphans

UNICEF and global partners define an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents.

By this definition there were over 132 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean in 2005.

This large figure represents not only children who have lost both parents, but also those who have lost a father but have a surviving mother or have lost their mother but have a surviving father.

Of the more than 132 million children classified as orphans, only 13 million have lost both parents. Evidence clearly shows that the vast majority of orphans are living with a surviving parent grandparent, or other family member. 95 per cent of all orphans are over the age of five.

Human Trafficking - More Info

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Warning: Some of the content of this article is disturbing - reporting treatment of trafficking victims.

What is human trafficking? According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), human trafficking is defined as, "the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation."

HIV/AIDs and other diseases

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HIV/Aids
Of the 22 million people who have died of AIDS, 4.5 million of them have been children.

In 2006 there were 11 million AIDS orphans in the Sub Sahara. That is a staggering 10%, or one in every ten children is an orphan. This is twice as many as society can care for.

In South Africa, 50% of all the teenage girls who are now 15 years old, will be dead of AIDS in ten years.

Malaria
Around the world, 3.3 billion people are at risk of contracting malaria.

Tuberculosis
There were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB in 2011 (including 1.1 million cases among people with HIV) and an estimated 1.4 million deaths (including 430,000 people with HIV), making this disease one of the world's biggest infectious killers.

War and Conflict

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  • In the last decade alone, since the adoption of the CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, more than 2 million children have been killed and more than 6 million injured or disabled in armed conflicts.
  • War rape is so widespread as to be uncountable.
  • In 1995 alone, 53 million people – one out of every 115 people on earth  -- were uprooted from their homes, and displaced within their countries or became refugees across borders.
  • Women and children usually comprise 80% of these refugee populations.More than 1 million children have been orphaned or separated from their families as a result of war.
  • Presently 300,000 children soldiers, some as young as eight, are exploited in armed conflicts and fighting someone else’s war.

Current Project - Children’s Welfare Mission - Technical School - Namugongo, Uganda

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City: Namugongo, Uganda
Project:  Technical School at the Children’s Welfare Village
Partner:  Children’s Welfare Mission
Number of Children: 250

The Children’s Welfare Mission was established in 1990 by the Dutch organization, Stichting Kinderhulp Afrika. This village cares for 250 resident children, complete with housing, a primary school, a secondary school, and a vocational school. Also in the compound are a medical and dental clinic, and a large meeting hall/gymnasium which are available for use by the surrounding community.

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