CARE FOR ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN
In Uganda 14% of the children which is approximately (2.43 million) children have been orphaned 46.6 (1,108,080) of the orphans are due to HIV and AIDS and 105,000 children between the ages of 0-14 are HIV positive. Approximately 51 percent (8.1 million children) are either critically or moderately vulnerable while 63 percent live with caregivers other than their biological parents.
UAOWF adopted a community based approach to supporting orphans and vulnerable children where by the organization works with the community to identify needy orphans and vulnerable children. These children are supported within a family setting in terms of education, psycho social support, hygiene water and sanitation, Health, child protection and legal support.
The organization builds the capacity of caretakers and neighbors and extended families to raise orphans. Some have been trained in poultry, goat and cattle raring after which they were given start up stock of birds and animals. This is aimed at improving the nutritional and health status of such house holds.