Summaries of HIV/AIDS Projects in Africa
Working with LWR Partners
UgandaEducating AIDS Orphans in Kyotera
Partners: LWR and Kiteredde Construction Institute
Though HIV/AIDS rates are declining in Uganda, the shock waves are spreading. In Rakai District, over 50,000 children are now orphaned due to AIDS, and social services are overwhelmed.
GOAL: To improve the quality of life for approximately 240 orphaned and destitute youth in Rakai District by providing them with appropriate technical training.
LWRs partner, the Kiteredde Construction Institute will:
" Improve the management of technical training activities by constituting a board of directors and establishing management policies and procedures.
" Recruit qualified administrative and teaching staff and delineate staff responsibilities in order to improve the organizations effectiveness. Priorities for teaching specialties are agriculture, construction, tailoring, typing, and cooking.
" Increase Kitereddes viability by improving cost recovery and making it more responsive to market trends and community needs.
KCI began its training programs in 1980 to improve prospects for war orphans and to aid reconstruction in the wake of the 1979 civil war. The AIDS epidemic is its greatest current challenge.
Approved Project Support: $178,494 through 2002.
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