OVC Care And Support
OVC and their households continued to access services delivered by CARA in the specific core program areas (CPAs) of child protection; psychosocial support; food security and nutrition services; education support; care and support with basic commodities; health care services; and legal support in Kayunga district, To date CARA has supported over 2,000 OVC in four sub counties of Busaana, Kayonza, Bbaale and Galiraya in Kayunga district
CARA CHILDREN MINISTRIES (CCM)
In order to be effective in contributing to her vision of, “Empowered Ugandans living in a just society free from diseases, ignorance and poverty”, CARA believes that, development must actively include and benefit people with disabilities especially children. Children with disabilities are the largest and most disadvantaged minority in the world. This has particular implications for women and girls, who are typically the primary careers for children with disabilities. Having children with disabilities can/do accentuate gender inequality within the household and limit women’s and girls’ opportunities for education and employment. This in turn undermines their ability to contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth within their household, community and country.
- To support the disabled children towards realizing their full potential through healthcare, educational support and evangelism.
- To empower impoverished families of orphans and other vulnerable children through the establishment of livelihood projects for sustainable development.
- To provide safe and clean water by erecting water towers for rain water harvest in households.
- To establish a children’s home with a health care unit to nurture these children in a Christian family-like setting.
To care for, train, sensitize, support, rehabilitate and resettle the abandoned children with their parents / care givers
Disability coupled with poorer educational attainment, poorer health and lower employment rates and workplace discrimination limits economic opportunities for children with disabilities. Opportunities for people with disabilities and their households are also limited by caring responsibilities that prevent family members (typically women and girls) from attending school and working. This has an impact at individual, household, community and national levels.
These factors highlight the importance why CARA through the CCM born from the findings registered while traversing the communities, offering psychosocial support and other HIV/AIDS related services to our clients, sought support from well-wishers, local churches and good Samaritans to raise financial and material resources to shore up the needy and vulnerable children and with this, supported 21 CWDs with equipment ranging from wheel chairs, commode seats, cork-up splints, CP chairs, standing frames, tri-cycles, crutches, epilepsy drugs, nutritional supplements in addition to IGAs.
The aim was to enable children with disabilities and their families to lift themselves out of poverty through accessible and appropriate employment opportunities.
However, the number of these needy children (abandoned at a tender age, disabled and homeless among others) is still big. It is difficult to attend to all their needs wholesomely, and as such we welcome individuals or families to pick up one child or two and support them as their own.