ABA Foundation is a Non Governmental and Non - Profit Organization registered under the laws of Uganda. ABA Foundation is validated by an "Apostille" based on The Hague Convention held on 5th October 1961, (Certificates issued by one country can be officially legalized in other countries).
The objectives of ABA Foundation is Helping People Live Better Life and to Promote the Socio - Economic Welfare of the Vulnerable Communities especially the Destitute Children, Orphans, Widows, Disaster Affected People and Poor Families affected by HIV / AIDS among others.
Uganda has been through several Humanitarian Crisis including Civil Conflict, Food Crisis, Floods, Refugee influx, Persistent Droughts, Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS Pandemic etc. This has left the People in Uganda in Great Need of Resources, including Medical Resources to help with the Major effects these Crises have had on the overall Health of the Nation.
Uganda is a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, USA and is home to more than 35 million people. Uganda, while having a relatively stable government and substantial natural resources, is still a country with much suffering. The 44 year average life-span is evidence of the harsh social climate. Disease and war have taken the toll of the people of Uganda.
VOLUNTEERS CHANGING THEIR WORLD FOR BETTER
ABA Foundation; - Volunteers are making a difference in some of the world's poorest communities, living and working alongside local people on projects of lasting value.
Volunteers join us at different stages of their lives and with different passions. Yet they all want a challenge and they are united by their determination to make a difference. Typically, they walk away with a broad set of skills that help them to make progress in their personal and professional lives and carry on making a positive contribution to the causes they really care about.
These skills include the ability to negotiate, to motivate, to listen and learn from other cultures, to plan and manage budgets - and so much more. Half the world is under 25. We know that with the right opportunity, young people have huge potential to make an impact in their communities. With ABA Foundation, you can be part of this experience too – and show yourself and others what you're made of.
WHAT VOLUNTEERS DO AT ABA FOUNDATION?
Volunteer Projects includes:- Supporting local hospitals with Medical Teams, Operating Mobile Clinics, Conducting VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing) in Schools and at Medical Centers, Builders to construct houses for Elderly, Destitute Children, Disabled and other Needy Groups, Build water tanks, Wells, Toilets at Social Centers etc, Social Workers to support our Orphans, Elderly and Other Needy Groups, Evangelism, Training single Mothers and Widows – Tailoring, Weaving Art and Crafts, Carpentry and Joinery at our Vocational Training Center, Modern Agricultural Techniques, etc. Volunteer Teachers to support and teach in our local elementary Schools.
(Needy Groups refers to:- Orphans, Street Kids, Abandoned Kids, Dumped on garbage kids, Unwanted kids, Widows, Disabled, Deaf, Blind, Mute, Widowers, Downtrodden, Elderly, HIV/ AIDS patients, Poor families affected by HIV/AIDS etc) Film makers volunteers to profile our Organization, and Website Designers to improve on the quality and standard of our websites.
Volunteers will sensitize local communities on the dangers of child sacrifice and HIV / AIDS which is increasing in Uganda especially in urban centers. Volunteers will work on the ongoing construction of our Children Rehabilitation Center (CRC) at Nkumba village, 5kms from Entebbe International Airport (the only Uganda’s International airport).
By 2011, more than 1,500,000 children under the age of 14 had lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. Many others have lost their parents to war. Thousands live in tent cities and the situation in Uganda is considered to be one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world. With an estimated 54% of the population living at or below poverty, the orphaned children of Uganda are desperate for our help!
We strive to provide them with Relief Items and Material Support in form of Clothing, Mattresses, Blankets, Food Aid, Safe Drinking Water, Medication, Wash Rooms, Shelter among others.
We offer Scholastic Materials to needy school going children such as Uniforms, Books, Pens, Pencils, Tuition Fees, Shoes, Sanitary Pads, School bags etc. We are also a voice to the voiceless in a bid to seeking justice and promotion of Human Rights.
We equip these Vulnerable Groups with Vocational Training Skills to enable them earn a living. Recent research indicated that 89% of Refugees and People staying in Internally Displaced Camps engage in prostitution which has led to an increase in HIV / AIDS scourge in the area. The Vocational Training Centers are meant to Empower them, Fight Poverty and Combat the spread of HIV / AIDS.
We empower Women, Youth, Children, Widow, Widowers, Refugees, Disabled and Elderly through Capacity building. We run Bible Colleges, Home Care Bay and Rehabilitation Homes. We do Training, Counseling, Teaching, Evangelism and Missionary Work among others.
We raise Awareness in the Communities against HIV / AIDS and other Killer Diseases. We also promote Awareness among Communities by running Development Programs to Fight House Hold Poverty and Promotion of Income Generation Projects at homestead level.
ABA Foundation is a Non Discriminating Organization. ABA Foundation Projects and Programs DOES NOT require Exposure, Adherence to, or Conversion to our Religious Doctrine in order to be a Beneficiary.
ABA Foundation Does Not Discriminate Beneficiary based on Age, Gender, Tribe, Race, Creed, Color, Disability, Nationality, Marital or Family status, Political or Religious Affiliations.
ABA Foundation Program's beneficiaries are not encouraged or required to learn about, adhere to, or convert to ABA Foundation's Religious Doctrine as a Condition of Receiving our Services.