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Africare/Uganda

In the wake of Nelson Mandela's passing, the Africare/Uganda office remembers him this way:

How strong we have become,
And all because of you-
We have a lot to be thankful for,
The memories through years,
The many times together-
Full of laughter, full of tears,
And here we stand today,
Free, Happy and a one-people Continent
It was your sacrifice and struggle,
To show us love, strength, support,
Like only you can do!!!

–Ayo Florence

Nelson Mandela was a hero for the world. Nelson Mandela proved that one man’s courage can move/change a nation from trouble. To be truly great, Mandela had to stand with people, not above them.
–Christopher Kayondo

Nelson Mandela... You may be gone but the Spirit of your vision & love for mankind will never cease. You will always be honored for the selfless stature you exhibited in your lifetime. RIP Madiba...
–Kasule K. Moses

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Africare began operations in Uganda in 1979. From 1979 until 1982 Africare provided development support despite the lack of an office in the country, and Africare/Uganda established its office in 1996.

Over its history, Africare/Uganda has implemented projects addressing…

• Agriculture & Food Security
• Education
• HIV & AIDS
• Infrastructure Development
• Malaria
• Nutrition
• Orphans and Vulnerable Children
• Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
• Women’s Empowerment

Success in Uganda

On behalf of Uganda’s Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Africare’s Technical Support to Orphans project rolled out policies to ensure quality services to orphans and other vulnerable children in western Uganda’s nine local district governments. The project is working to strengthen the abilities of local governments, communities, civil society organizations and private sector systems to deliver holistic, high quality services to children in need.

Following baseline research and a pilot campaign, Africare also participated in the roll out of a National Hand-Washing Campaign in Uganda. As a result of lessons learned during the research and pilot phases, such as the recognition that school children are good change agents and the importance of involving district leaders, mothers and fathers, the project is achieving success. The project trained more than 200,000 community members in hand washing with soap and other hygiene messaging.