UYWEFA (Uganda Youth and Women’s Efforts Fighting AIDS) is situated in Kazo, in the outskirts of Kampala and began as a nursery school in 2011, offering free education to orphan and vulnerable children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Many of the children attending UYWEFA have HIV-positive single mothers who are enrolled in our income generating activities to generate their own income. These women and children are faced with the harsh realities of poverty, homelessness, discrimination and opportunistic illnesses. UYWEFA offers free education to over 189 vulnerable students who are unable to pay for tuition. The school hosts 350 children who are usually charged a low fee in order to keep the school running. The sustainability of the center is now being threatened, as rent has increased by 75%, which the organization cannot afford.
Volunteers and the community have donated land for the construction of the 15 classroom structures and sanitary pit latrine. We are calling for the support of anyone willing to make the smallest donation, the final goal being to enable the increasing number of orphaned and vulnerable children to access quality education, reduce stigma and become sustainable.
We are fundraising for 25 000 pounds (31 120 dollars) to have the project completed. Every 1700 dollars can help us to construct one classroom. We appreciate your caring hearts in helping these vulnerable children to have a better life.
For more information visit http://www.uywefa.org/