Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Plight of the orphans in Uganda
There are an incredible number of orphans in Uganda resulting from both the rebel activity in the north and the effects of HIV/AIDS. They reside either in orphanages or with relatives or other kind people who have just taken them in. It is not unusual to see families caring for 8-10 children. The Ugandans are a very kind and tender-hearted people but providing for all of the needs of the children is sometimes beyond their reach. We are looking for ways to assist start up schools and community based organizations who are trying to address this problem.