VHU Friends of Orphans Sponsorship Program (Project abaana ababiri)
Abaana ababiri- is a Luganda word meaning “two Children”- in this program we are giving sponsors an opportunity to sponsor two children a time with a “New Life- Startup Kit”. In this program we are following the Chinese saying of “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. This program is equipping orphans in the villages of Nangwa in Mukono district, namina in Wakiso district, buyenje in buikwe district and mwanyangiri in mukono district with education, health care and hope. Currently, there are over 345 children in the Program. But the number of children constantly fluctuates as new children arrive and sponsored children leave the program. Your financial support provides for the care of a child in line of support with food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, education and business startup capital.
The program provides basic needs such as food, medical care, education, shelter, and clothing to children in those villages of Uganda. These children live in dire poverty and are dying daily from malnutrition and vaccine-preventable diseases. This VHU Project exists to prevent this fate and give the children not just food but a future. Our vision in this program is to holistically develop villages in Uganda by addressing immediate needs while laying the groundwork for the far-reaching impact of this generation of orphans.
At least 12.3 % of children in Uganda are orphans. 420,000 of these orphans have lost only a mother and 1,330,000 a father. However, 402,500 of these are total orphans, having lost both parents, and these are the more likely to end up in orphanages.AIDS and other diseases, armed conflict, natural disasters, forced displacement and extreme poverty leave millions of children orphaned, separated, or on the brink of family breakdown. These children need and have a right to be protected and cared for. We as VHU feel we have an obligation to respond.
By sponsoring an orphan, you can help feed, clothe, and educate a young child alone in the world, who, without your help, would be forced to fend for themselves in a world of horrors no child should have to face. Through the VHU Friends of Orphans Sponsorship program, we provide education, health care, social services, and basic necessities to orphans in Uganda.For only USD $730 a year,you can make a difference in the life of a child through this program. That’s just $2 a day!