The UAOCF aims to provide assistance to orphaned and vulnerable children in rural southwestern Uganda by:
Supporting orphans and vulnerable children in individual foster homes or the home of the surviving parent. We have exceeded our initial goal to support 200 children (ages 4 to 17) from the four districts in Southwestern Uganda that we serve (Kabale, Kisoro, Rukungiri and Kanungu). We plan to increase the number of children by 25 or more each year.
Foster Home Child Support. This fund includes our Adopt-an-Orphanprogram, through which a donor may support one or more children at $350 per year per child. The children are provided with basic care, education, and medical care. Donations of any amount may be made to this fund, without "adopting" a specific child. UAOCF uses these general foster home donations to support additional children in foster homes, as funds permit.
Orphanage Development Fund We have supported the refurbishment of an existing building as a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. Adjacent land also will be purchased to accommodate expansion of the home and addition of a vocational school. We are negotiating with the Salesian Missionaries to operate the school. The Salesians are known world-wide for providing exemplary vocational education.
Orphans' Extraordinary Medical Care While routine medical care will be provided to foster children, some children will require additional support to adequately care for their extraordinary medical needs, especially those who are HIV positive.
Orphans' Special Educational Fund Depending on the school attended by the child, additional funding for tuition is required, Also, funds are needed for vocational training.
General Support Fund The administration of UAOCF is accomplished almost entirely by volunteers, which results in a low overhead. However, donations are requested to help pay for administrative expenses, both in the United States and in Uganda.