UG 17 - LET US BE INVOLVED
This project takes place in the city of Kampala and its suburbs. Kampala, the capital of Uganda, characterized by a green and flourishing landscape, is the protagonist of a rapid improvement of infrastructure. Nevertheless, there is a large proportion of the population living in poverty that borders on social degradation.
Just outside the metropolitan area of Kampala, we come across an anthill of barracks with an excessive population density that prevents living conditions from being within human limits. Attracted by the mirage of the big city, a large part of the population moved from their villages to the suburbs of Kampala, where, however, there is no drinking water, electricity and minimal health services.
Working conditions are so precarious that people do not manage to meet the minimum of needs with their income. Added to this is the scourge of HIV/AIDS, which in the last twenty years has decimated the Ugandan population, leaving behind a whole host of orphans, some of whom suffer from the disease through the transmission of children’s mothers.
We, as Comboni Missionary Sisters, let ourselves be challenged by the condition of these orphans, mostly taken care of by grandparents and/or uncles/and to whom, Of course, money isn’t enough to send them to school. We have selected 65 of them, among the most needy and willing, and we want to commit ourselves to providing them, through education, with a tool to face the future in a dignified way. This is why we support their primary and secondary education through the payment of tuition fees, without which they could not possibly attend school.
- Helping a group of HIV/AIDS orphans have a tool to face the future
- Collaborate in primary and secondary education of a group of children/teenagers.
- Contribute to the improvement of Ugandan society through education.
Direct: 65 orphaned and vulnerable children
Indirect: families and society
Referent Sister for the project: Sr. Rebecca Ebere