Children in Uganda face multiple problems and challenges for survival. Hunger, poverty, violence and armed conflicts mean that millions of Ugandan children have to go through a lot of difficulties to survive.
I will simply provide the list below and provide my own brief review for each point I make. If you take some time to read the article right to the end, you will gain more valuable insights in to this serious subject.
- Most of them cannot afford to go to school or are forced to drop out:
A good education is important to improve the lives of Ugandan children. Children in Uganda lack financial resources to be able to go to school. A large portion of the Ugandan population has people who live below the poverty line, and thus many families cannot afford to take their children to school because it is expensive. For example 69% of the people in Uganda live with just about $10 per month. This has caused under privileged children not to have formal education.
2. Rape is another problem that children are faced with in Uganda:
Sexual violence is one of the largest crimes against children, which threaten lives of so many of them. Violence, domestic abuse and discrimination are some of the painful things children have to go through everyday of their lives.
3. Uganda has poor health care facilities, which have resulted in an increase in health problems for children:
The lack of health care facilities has increased the number of deaths of children. Children suffer from water-borne infection from the lack of clean drinking water. Children also get health problem through mother to infant, where mothers abuse alcohol and drugs creating abnormalities and growth disorder to infants.
4. Another problem faced by children is starvation, which is caused by poverty where there is lack of financial resources to buy food:
Starvation has resulted in malnutrition and underweight children. Most African countries rely on food donations in order to feed the hungry children; also there are orphanages where orphans are taken care of and given the necessary basic needs.
5. A large number of children in Uganda are infected and or affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic:
This has increased the number of orphans and vulnerable children and causing a large number of the young ones to be without parents or a guardian. The pandemic has resulted to a high number of child-headed households. Furthermore, because these kids are not adequately taught, they have a high chance of contracting the HIV virus while taking care of their sick parents or by being engaged in “sex games”.
GVA Foundation- Africa:
GVA Foundation-Africa is a community based sustainable development organization founded in 2006 in Mukono, Uganda with a vision to help those least able to help themselves.
GVA Foundation – Africa provides long-term sustainable solutions to problems in rural Uganda which are mainly caused by poverty. GVA Foundation-Africa designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on women, children and youth.
GVA Foundation- Africa (GFA) addresses some of the most pervasive problems in rural Uganda, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, hunger, poor education, poverty, access to clean drinking water, and orphaned children. In addition, we focus on empowering the youth of Uganda with different skills and leadership training.
If you would like to improve the living conditions of the children of Uganda, you can join our free volunteering program in Uganda which is open throughout the year. You can join our classroom construct projects that will afford to offer low-cost or free education to Ugandan children giving a chance to everyone to study.
You can also sponsor a child back to school through our organization that take care of the poor and orphaned children in Uganda. You can also donate the scholastic materials like shoes, bags, books pencils and pens to these babies such that they also experience the joy of going to school with all the requirements.
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