Uganda

Since 2008, TFI has been workimng with organizations in Uganda. Like many countries in the region, one of the problems facing the population is a lack of access to education. For children who are born into poverty, lack of an education, unfortunately for many, leads to an inescapable life of poverty, something that we try to limit to the degree we can.

Angels Care School

Source: Angels Care School

Source: Angels Care School

Angel’s Care School was introduced to TFI in 2012 when one of our former volunteers, then working for the Peace Corpse, suggested that we help them. This school is located inside a refugee settlement that cares for children escaping conflict in neighboring countries including Burundi, Rwanda, the Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Soon, TFI assisted in the building a much-needed water tank at the school.

As a result of the water tank, having a reliable water source has improved the overall health of the students, which in turn improved school attendance, to which point they became one of the highest performing schools in their region. The school still has many dire needs, but with our help they are able to accomplish much. Most recently, this includes the building and renovation of the school and a new medial clinic for the some 120,000 refugees that live there.

Source: Josh King

Arlington Academy of Hope

Source: Arlington Academy of Hope

Source: Arlington Academy of Hope

The Arlington Academy of Hope partners with communities in rural Uganda to improve the quality of their daily lives and realize their future potential through improved education, healthcare, and community development. The AAH offers quality primary education through a successful village school they established, scholarships to secondary school, and university education through sponsorships. Many of these graduates return to serve at their primary school and the health clinic they established in 2008. Good health is central to a child’s long-term success, and children in remote, impoverished regions often have long absences from school due to illness, and some never return. TFI’s president met the co-founder of the AAH at a conference in 2019 and offered support to their students during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Source: Arlington Academy of Hope

Friends of Orphans

Source: Free the Slaves

Source: Friends of Orphans

Friends of Orphans was founded in 1999 and is administered by former child soldiers, orphans, and abductees who were and continue to be affected by the war in Northern Uganda. Their experiences as former abductees and orphans –many of whom lost immediate and extended family members, friends, and neighbors and suffered displacement – led them to commit to the ongoing and unmet needs of their communities displaced in resettlement camps. The mission of Friends of Orphans is to contribute to the empowerment, rehabilitation, and reintegration of this vulnerable community and to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. TFI’s president met the founder of Friends of Orphans at a conference in 2019 and offered support to their programs during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Source: Free the Slaves

Rona Foundation

Source: Rona Foundation

Source: Rona Foundation

The Rona Foundation started their Orphans and Widows Centre in 2012 to serve the rural widows and orphans who were often forgotten by society. Rona works to provide job training to rural widows and works for their protection and advancement of their rights in the community. Rona also caters to the educational needs, healthcare, and emotional wellbeing of rural orphaned children who have no other support. They serve more than 8,000 widows and support 180 orphans each year. Their training manual for widows’ fair treatment has been modeled in other countries and partner organizations that seek to bring awareness and advocacy to this underserved group. TFI’s president met Rona’s founder at a conference in 2019 and offered support during the COVID-19 crisis to sustain their programs.

Source: Rona Foundation

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