Orphans & Vulnerable Children

(Sheila McKinnon photo)

Africare supports education and vocational training for orphans and vulnerable children throughout Africa ― decreasing their vulnerability to poverty, life on the streets and the spiral into HIV infection.

"Africare Is a Parent to Me"

For the past decade, Africare has provided AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children with scholarships to the Rwentobo High School in Nyanga, Uganda. More than 70 scholarships have been awarded to date. Edwina, now 18, was one scholarship recipient. She not only graduated from Rwentobo but went on to college: today, she is a first-year student at Makerere University. "Africare is a parent to me," she says. "They took me up and made me a success."

Africare has supported primary and secondary education, as well as vocational training, for orphans and vulnerable children throughout Africa.

Although parentless, those children are gaining the skills they need to support themselves ― sharply decreasing their vulnerability to poverty, life on the streets and the spiral into HIV infection that so often, tragically, follows.

 

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