Why Schaf Uganda Children Organization presence and impact have been felt by Uganda's population?
Due to the fact that Uganda has the largest orphan population per capita of any country in the world and is home to some 8 million orphans and vulnerable children whose families have been devastated by HIV/AIDS or extreme poverty in all parts of the country.
For the past 6 years, Schaf Uganda Children Organization has provided access to quality education, life skills training, food, clothing, shelter and medical care for thousands of orphans and vulnerable children in the Rakai, Mukono and Kampala districts of Uganda. We support children in primary and secondary schools and partner with vocational schools, teacher training colleges and universities to offer advanced learning opportunities for our students. And this is our burning desire ''to build our own institutions at least the primary and secondary schools''. This will quicken the proper management of the organization children that are scattered all over Uganda in different schools
Children of Uganda also undertakes a number of community outreach and advocacy programs:
• Tour of Light – an East African cultural music, dance and storytelling tour of the U.S. that raises awareness and funding on behalf of our mission.
• Philip’s House – a program that provides living, healthcare, physiotherapy and education to mentally and physically handicapped young adults.
• Community Response to Child Labor – an initiative to increase awareness of the adverse effects of child labor and to support community action in protecting child rights.
• Family Empowerment – an effort to support women’s small business development by providing access to skills training, counseling, income-generating projects and loans.
• St. Kizito (Sabina) Primary Boarding School – Board and volunteer supported construction of a library, community resource center, water tanks, solar panels and playground as well as school building repairs.
Schaf Uganda Children organization work through Uganda—that area of the country located at the southern.
Supportive organizations provide support ranging from health and medical care, education, sustainable development, arts and culture, environmental conservation, food and agriculture, advocacy, and wildlife protection.
The need of medical center contraction in Wakiso district
The total number of hospitals (public and private) in Uganda is 155. Of these 2 are National Referral Hospitals (Mulago and Butabika) , 14 are Regional Referral Hospitals (RRHs) and 139 are General Hospitals (GHs). In terms of ownership, 65 are government owned , 63 PNFP and 27 are private.
This number of hospitals can not at all afford to serve the 40 million Ugandan population. this has resulted into increased premature death rates in Uganda, even the available hospital luck medical facilities where by even when people go to receive medication , they come out minus having been helped, this is the very reason why Schaf Uganda Organization has started a campain of building up a healthy center in Wakiso district to help the community aquire medication help at the cheapest costs.