Uganda River of Life Ministries

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WEP (Homes) provides emergency short-term accommodation, resettlement, education, mentoring and holistic care for up to 50 severely at risk orphaned and vulnerable street children per year. WEP (Families) provides education, mentoring and support for over 30 vulnerable children in family settings.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1110595)

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    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • ReligiousReligious

    Helping

Location

Situation

AIDS and acute poverty have decimated a generation of parents resulting in an estimated 2.3 million orphans nationwide. 45.3% of all children in Uganda are considered vulnerable. In Masaka, where we operate, the figure is higher at 48.8%. ROLC is based in Nyendo, the poorest area of Masaka, and we estimate there are 4,000 at risk children in our vicinity alone, hundreds of whom are street children. 20% of all children in Masaka District are defined as orphans.

Solution

The WEP can make a significant impact on the number of OVCs. We can resettle up to 25 children into loving family homes each year, provide education bursaries, one-on-one mentoring, and support their families, through training and income generation projects. Quality Education: in good quality schools up to ‘O’ Level. Mentoring: bespoke one-on-one sessions Resettlement: Parent Sensitisation Days, week-long placements with extended family & resettlement grants/business advice