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In the North of Uganda, where the 20 year rebel-led war has left a large demographic of orphans in its wake, FCU has launched a pilot program, The Family Care Village Project, as a holistic and self-sustainable approach to addressing the desperate needs the children and their communities face.
After the Kony war that raged in Gulu, a school was established for orphaned children covering Primary 1 through 7, coupled with personal care and counseling, as well as food and the ability to learn English. The progress being made is thrilling.
FCU’s program incorporates the STEPS Program, a character-and-values-building curriculum developed by educators in Uganda and South Africa. This curriculum includes a diverse array of stories, poems, songs and activities specifically tailored to an African audience.
A primary goal of Family Care Uganda is to brighten the lives of all those we come into contact with. We have had a range of members who have had exceptional talents and by using those God-given gifts, have effected change for good in the lives of many in Uganda.
In the course of distributing donations to needy orphanages and small community-based organizations, staff members of Family Care Uganda came across Mercy Home of Children in the outskirts of Kampala. We continued to provide weekly donations of food, clothing and firewood for these 130 orphans for the next year.
When the floods struck in the northeast of Uganda, hundreds of thousands of people were stranded, with zero access to food, roads or hope.
Karamoja is a very special area in Uganda–unique in the high rate of desertification, and in so many elements of their distinctive culture. Since the area is very dry, and violent cattle raids have continued at a steady rate, the area has been marginalized and it’s only recently that distinct progress has been seen.
Mary’s father was killed by the LRA when she was young.
Fred is an excellent student and came top in his class last year. Sadly, he lost his his father who was burnt alive in a hut by rebels. ...
Fiona had both her parents abducted by the rebels. Her father was killed and her mother is still in the bush with them. She really wants to study well.
Andrew’s parents were killed during the war by the rebels. He lives with his grandmother. He is very well mannered and an earnest student.
Esther, whose dad the rebels killed in a terrible way simply because he sold pigs, lives with her elderly grandma.
Jane had her father abducted by the rebels and doesn’t know what happened to him. Her mother struggles, selling small things every day to try to get food for her many children. ...
Ivan’s father was abducted by the rebels, and when he escaped years later, it was so difficult for him to adjust to normal life and reconcile all he’d done during the war, he committed suicide.
Walter is a kind, caring boy whose parents were abducted by the rebels and killed. He’s with his very poor aunty, who struggles to care for her 5 children as well as her late sister’s 2 children.
Patrick was on the Sudan border with his family. The Sudanese bombed the area, and shot his 3 young sisters. His mother and brother ducked into a hut, while Patrick ran ...
Vicky and her sister head a child-headed family with 3 little ones. Their father was a soldier with the Ugandan army, chasing the rebels, but was killed in Sudan 3 years ago.
Gloria's father was killed by rebels during the war, and soon afterwards her mother died of AIDS.
Katy's mother and father were killed in the Congo, where she’s from. A Ugandan soldier saw her running and screaming and brought her to Gulu and added her to his family ...
Prisca experienced her father being killed in the war. She helps her unwell HIV+ mother care for the 4 other siblings...
Peace lost both her parents to the rebels during the war. She’s staying with her grandma ...