Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 26, 2013, 4:39 PM
Friends of Orphans, Uganda was established in 1999 by former child soldiers and sex slaves with the aim of rehabilitating and reintegrating former victims back into society through counseling, vocational training, and education.
The mission is, to contribute to the empowerment, rehabilitation and reintegration of former abducted child soldiers, former abducted child mothers, abductees, child mothers, orphans, widows, women heading vulnerable house holds and to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The vision is 'a society in which the vulnerable are empowered to achieve their full potential and contribute to the development of their community.'
Objectives of FRO:
To coordinate with human rights' activists, local government leaders, the police, army and cultural and religious leaders to promote democracy among the communities
To ensure that basic human rights of all – in particular women and children – are observed.
To participate in peace and reconciliation processes in the war-affected region of Northern Uganda.
To assist in the rehabilitation of former abducted child soldiers, orphans, vulnerable women and other vulnerable children in Pader district.
To empower and improve the lives of former child soldiers, orphans and women through educational support – both academic and vocational – and income-generating activities
To support the children and communities affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Pader District.
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