Child Aid Uganda (CHAU)

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About Us

Child Aid Uganda (CHAU) is a registered Non- governmental and not for profit organisation established in 2004 by a group of Ugandan children rights activists and professionals in response to the ever increasing needs of HIV and AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children living in difficult circumstances superceding the available interventions from other NGO’s. Child Aid Uganda was thus established to protect, and bring care; love and compassion to enable orphans and other vulnerable children enjoy their rights, live their full potential and achieve a purposeful future. We operate in Lyantonde and Rakai districts with a hope to extend to neighbouring districts.

Our Mission: “To work with and through individuals, families, communities and local governments to contribute to the fundamental freedoms and basic needs of orphans and other vulnerable children. Children are thus assisted to live their full potential, shape their own future and contribute to the development of their communities.

Our Vision: A Ugandan Society where AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children enjoys their rights and live to their full potential.

Our objectives:

  1. === To promote, advocate and defend the rights of orphans and other vulnerable children and care for the environment in which they live.
  2. === To increase access to equitable and quality education among orphans and other vulnerable children.
  3. === To prevent further transmission of HIV, improve survival, health and wellbeing of the aids orphans and other vulnerable children and their families.
  4. === To improve food availability and reduce household poverty among the orphans and other vulnerable children and their families.
  5. === To strengthen the organizational capacity for effective management and implementation of the programs.
  6. === To conduct situational analysis on the state and nature of child abuse and periodically publish the findings to provide a forum for exchange of research information on the problems affecting children for possible courses of action.

Child Aid Uganda undertakes activities under the following programme areas namely:

- Advocacy and promotion of children rights

- Education support

- HIV and AIDS, Child health and survival

- Poverty reduction at the Household level

- Housing, water and sanitation improvement

- Organization development and Capacity building

- Research and information.


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