Years of civil war and the HIV/AIDS epidemic have devastated many communities in Uganda. Currently over 2½ million orphans live in shacks with little food, no safe water, no medical care and little or no education. Over the years small, grassroots organisations have emerged to support those who have nowhere else to turn. Community-based organisations such as Bega kwa Bega are the most effective means of delivering services to vulnerable children and their carers.
IN WHICH THEY LIVE.
We believe that orphans should remain in their own homes. We make sure they hold on to their property rights. When they are old enough we see they acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become financially self-sufficient.
We believe all the basic needs of a child must be addressed for that child to thrive. Living conditions, health care and education must evolve together.
We believe in sustainable solutions. Staff, community and youth leaders are trained to become trainers and peer educators, who in turn learn to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with other learners. This is a powerful strategy for achieving self-sufficiency.
In order to carry out these aims we have established
6 linked projects: Children’s Rights, Water, Health,
Agriculture, Income Generation and Education.