|Praise God thanks for having this
wonderful vision and opening up a ministry which supports orphans. Well
I'm Mugabi Ronald founder of a ministry called AROH-UGANDA (AIM for RESTORATION
OF HOPE -UGANDA).This is voluntary, non profit, charitable organisation,
we are found in Uganda,in Africa. Our ministry helps AIDS orphans and destitute
children in Uganda by supporting them through paying for their formal education
, welfare, medical care we have an alarming number of orphans as a result
of HIV/AIDS scourge in the Sub-Saharan Africa which has been the worst
hit so far in the whole world .
You find that most of these children both their parents died and also the immediate relatives and remaining with their grand mothers who are also so old to support and give them the basics of their lively hood.
When you look at them you find that life is meaning less to them and this is what touched us so much that we had to come in with a "ray of hope".
Our ministry has got different departments which need support; we have needy and orphans department, then we have women department here you will find widows who are HIV/AIDS positive and any time they are dying so we are trying to help them live for at least a longer period of time by supporting them in income generating activities, because they still have to support their children but they are unable and weak to engage in long hours of work.
We have the AIDS awareness and campaign department, here we visit churches, institutions, schools, communities youth and women leaders, local leaders, then the evangelism department this works hand in hand with all the departments because we feel we need also to give salvation to the people we are reaching out to and this is the main issue giving hope to people and the children through Jesus Christ.
Our contact is:
AROH-UGANDA, P.O.BOX.5043, JINJA,UGANDA,EASTAFRICA.
E-mail, aroh_Uganda@hotmail.com .
Tel; 256-75- 692681; 077-495072.
May God bless your works, hope to hear from you soon.
Mugabi Ronald, Director.
1.0 Back Ground AROH
Head Office: AROH – Uganda
1.01 History of the Ministry
1.10 Mission Statement
1.11 Main Goal
1.12 Main Strategy
1.13 Main Activities:
1.14 Main Achievements
About 20 women groups mainly widows, have trained with this organization
into new skills so that we can now support a lot more orphans indirectly.
We have put youths in income generating activities has reached very good
levels of performance.
1.30 Problem Statement
The number of children and women seeking assistance form AROH - Uganda is growing rampantly but the organization does not have adequate resources to directly meet the growing demand.
Therefore, the child welfare department has proposed this Family Support Project to assist women that we have trained with revolving funds while indirectly supporting orphans in the long run.
Through our community based representatives
and the local leaders, we can assess the most suitable women groups to
entrust with some revolving funds as found appropriate. Giving them “a
ray of hope” through sowing the seeds of love does it.
ORPHANS INFORMATION FOR THE PAGE
The alarming number of orphans in Uganda is incomplete. But according to the previous census, Uganda had about 1.5 million orphans. Out of a total population at that time of about 19 million persons, of this numbers it is now estimated that (over 35%) have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. In Uganda, an orphan is defined as a child less than 18 years of age who has lost one or both parents. By the year 2000- WHO estimated that Uganda could have ten times as many AIDS orphans as the U.S. Most infected with HIV/AIDS in Uganda are parents with young children. Uganda has experienced a catastrophic increase in the number of children living in AIDS affected households or struggling to survive after the death of one or both parents. Most of these orphans are living on their own or staying with the extended families. The burden of caring for these orphans often falls upon the shoulders of the aged grand parents at a time when their own health, strength, & economic well being is on the decline. These children are faced with a lot of needs, such as school fees, scholastic materials, and lack of proper housing facilities and medical care.
There is a potential time bomb of crime and civil unrest if we don’t join hands and see how we can support these orphans.
They are in thousands and thousands.
They are poor; they live in communities, suburbs, villages, and Streets.
They are at home and some in schools.
They are of every color & tribe.
They are sisters, and brothers, sons and daughters.
They are as familiar as the faces you see everyday.
Our Children in the Orphanage
When AIDS cases in women first started getting
attention, some studies found that women were not living as long as men
were, after being diagnosed. It soon became clear that the epidemic was
striking women harder than men, or because women were less responsive to
treatment. Rather the reason for shorter survival terms was thought to
be socio-economic. Women with AIDS were more likely to be poor, with less
access and thus less likely to get prompt medical attention. They were
also less likely to get a definitive diagnosis of HIV disease.
Caring diverts their energies from economic production that would provide income. Causing food insecurity, decline in nutrition, lack of money to buy medicine thus health decline. Mostly in Uganda women living with HIV/AIDS than men head households. They cannot meet all the basic needs of the families such as Medical care, food, clothing, paying school fees and other welfare.
“So create awareness and take action”, support widows to strengthen their capacity building through implementation.
“Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the
oppressed, judge the
HIV/AIDS INFORMATION FOR THE PAGE
In Uganda many of these diseases are commonly
in persons with out HIV infection. Thus, it’s very important that patients
INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE OF HIV/AIDS IN UGANDA.
An estimated 1.5 millions Ugandans are already infected with HIV, out of the total population of 19 million. An additional 500,000 have probably already died of AIDS.
The prevalence of HIV infection varies considerably
by region and
HIV prevalence in Uganda is studied primarily
It now appears that the level of infection in pregnant women attending urban and peril-urban antenatal clinics reached peak in mid 90’s a significant decline in prevalence has been observed and it’s now thought that incidence rates especially in young women have been reduced considerably. Less is known however about the incidence and prevalence of HIV infection in rural women, especially those who do not attend antenatal clinics and about the incidence and prevalence of HIV infection in men.
MEANING OF DECLINES OF HIV INFECTIONS IN UGANDA.
GLOBAL SITUATION REGARDING HIV/AIDS.
By the end of the century, W.H.O estimated that between 30-40 million men, women, children will have been infected with HIV.
Today WHO believes that 7 million individuals
infected with HIV have
By the end of the century, developing countries accounted for 90% of all people with HIV infection.
Sub-Saharan has by far the largest number of
people living with HIV
HIV is increasingly affecting women, worldwide the cumulative number of infected women reached 15 million by the year 2000.
By the year 2000, as many as 5-10 million lost
their mothers or both
THE IMPACT OF AIDS GLOBALLY.
IMPACT OF AIDS IN UGANDA.
However, these communities are vulnerable should
drought or other disaster occur.
Many elderly Ugandans normally would be dependant to their adult children are busy caring for their dying adult children or their orphaned grand children.
Those members of society with the most productive capability, those between the ages of 20 and 40, are also the ones with the highest rate s of illness with AIDS.
A high dependency ratio in the population results lowered productivity and the economic, consequences are made worse by a diversion of income from investment and savings to consumption of health care.
In little more than a decade, we’ve learned a tremendous amount about HIV/AIDS. As research and education continue, they can only mean continuing progress in treatment, counseling, sensitization, prevention, progress that can save and prolong the lives and give valid reasons for at least some optimism about the devastating disease.
Identify and create awareness – together we can fight this, support us to reach out to the communities. Please help us as we continue to respond to the ever-changing needs of people affected& infected with the HIV/AIDS in our community a gift is needed and greatly appreciated. “I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of our lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed to give than to receive acts 20: 35.
Community HIV/AIDS outreach.
10.2 School outreach missions.
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