Orphans and Vulnerable children in Uganda.
1. Question: What is the definition of an “orphan” according to the Ugandan government?
Answer?: The basic definition of an orphan is a child whose parents are deceased.However, for purposes of interpreting the LAW, an orphan is a child who has no one to take care of him or her.
2. Question: What are common causes of a child being orphaned?
Answer?: Children are orphaned for a varied of reasons. Death of parents due to diseases, political instabilities, starvation, lack of medical care etc.
3. Question: Why are there non orphans living in orphanages?
Answer: This is an unfortunately situation.However,non orphans like in orphanages for several reasons. On the part of the child’s family the reason are mainly due to any of the following.
-Poverty: Parents voluntarily relinquish their children to orphanages because they cannot afford to take care of them.
-Ignorance: Some parents are illiterate and sign off their parental rights to orphanages without knowing the implication of this action.
-Diseases: Parents may have illness like HIV/AIDS and are unable to provide proper care to their children.
Question:What are Kazira Projects?
1.Clean water for all
5.Feed Kazira Kids Program
11.Adult Skills training
12.Renewable source of energy
13.Prevention of HIV/AIDS from Mother-to-Child transmission