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Off the Streets Forever

Néné Mputu was born in Lubumbashi in southern DRC. Her mother was diagnosed with AIDS and later died in her arms. Néné was alone and struggled to support herself. Read More>>

"Africare Is a Parent to Me"

For the past decade, Africare has provided AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children with scholarships to the Rwentobo High School in Nyanga, Uganda. Read more >>


FEATURE STORY:  Another Chance in Life

Enfants du Monde-EDM (Children of the World) provides shelter and counseling for abandoned boys, as well as training in sewing and literacy for abandoned girls. Death of a parent, divorce, polygamy, and accusations of witchcraft are the primary reasons for child abandonment. The goal of the Center is to reunify families by using education as an incentive for both parents and children.

According to Joseph Lumbala, the president of EDM, “Africare is one of the rare international NGOs that has continued to directly support education and training for street children. Africare has provided notebooks, school desks, sewing machines – this aid and its impact are visible!” Learn More>>

 

The Block Grant methodology

The Block grant approach is an innovative way that Africare has increased access to education for Orphans and Vulnerable children.  Learn More>>


One Day Can Change a Life

By the age of 14, Agnes Atukwatse had already thought about running away from home to work as a house girl or barmaid, whichever would come first. She had left school due to the lack of school fees, and she couldn’t stand the pressure from her peers and old men in her village demanding sex in exchange for petty things such as knickers and hankies. She thought there was no one to talk to about the challenges she was going through because her parents were poor and could not help her with her problems. She felt inferior and pessimistic.
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Caregivers and Vulnerable Children Learn to COPE

The Community-Based Orphan Care, Protection and Empowerment project, or COPE, helps children, their caregivers and their communities ― comprehensively — in Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Read more >>

 

Southern African Youths Say "YES!" to an AIDS-Free Life

With Africare's support, youths in the Southern African nations of Malawi, South Africa and Zambia reached out to their peers under the Youth Empowerment and Support, or YES!, program. Read more >>

 

"Africare Is a Parent to Me"

For the past decade, Africare has provided AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children with scholarships to the Rwentobo High School in Nyanga, Uganda. Read more >>

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