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THE AIDS ORPHANS RESCUE PROJECT, JINJA, Uganda

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Address: PLOT 15 FIRST LANE JINJA
JINJA, +256  
Uganda
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 500
Number of People Being Served: 500
EIN: 122185
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Mission Statement


The vision. To create and develop a global community of people who are committed to fostering positive change through mobilizing resources for education and empowerment of marginalized communities in Uganda. The mission. To engage local and international population into voluntary action with a purpose of serving to support and improve the lives of economically and socially marginalized groups. Values. • Fairness, equity and universal justice. • Respect for human rights, the rights of women and children. • Solidarity with the poor, excluded and marginalized people. • Integrity, accountability and transparency. Program Objectives; 1. To promote the social, economic and the healthy welfare of orphans and vulnerable children, youth, widows and grand mothers by promoting education, income generation and better service delivery. 2. To help reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS prevalence through sensitization and awareness in schools and all other vulnerable communities around the country. 3. To reduce the rate of poverty through promoting voluntary action, cooperation and work in partnership with the economically disadvantaged people. 4. To foster independence and sustainability among the beneficiary groups by training various vocational skills to enable them penetrate job markets or create income generating projects. BACKGROUND TAORP UGANDA. The aids orphans rescue program, is a nonprofit making organization that was registered in 2006 and working with rural communities of Uganda for the last three years. Presently TAORP works within the villages of Jinja district and parts of Kamuli and Iganga districts. Since its inception, TAORP has sought to help the impoverished communities in the districts. Although the initial focus was upon education of orphans and vulnerable children within marginalized communities, it eventually became clear that sustainable development could only be brought about by creating and strengthening the general capacities of the rural population, where villagers are supported and encouraged to become self-reliant and responsible for their own development. Programs have now been developed to address issues of sustainable education, community health and social and economic development. Our social and economic development projects mainly focus on income generation, gender equality, education and general health. TAORP’s primary objective is to empower the inhabitants of marginalized communities to be able to meet their daily needs as well as strengthen infrastructural demands of community institutions to better address the social, economic, and educational and health needs of the general society. PROGRAM COMPONENTS, STRATEGY, AND MAJOR ACTIVITIES. Formal education for needy children. Objective; To provide basic education to as many orphans and vulnerable children as possible. This involves provision if scholastic materials, meals and other immediate needs in their respective schools. Strategy; Identify foster families for each child for provision of a supportive home environment and through whom help can be effected. Activities: 1. Identifying and placing needy orphans in school. 2. Allocating resources e.g. tuition fees and scholastic materials to the beneficiaries. 3. Build or support to schools where orphans are placed to get formal education. Vocational Training for Youth and Widows. Objective; To improve the ability of beneficiary families to raise their household incomes so as to lead a meaningful life. Strategy; To provide vocational skills to youths and widows so as to enable improve on their ability to cope financially. Activities; 1. Identifying and place eligible youths in vocational training schools. 2. Allocating and providing resources for training e.g. tool kits and scholastic materials. 3. Mobilizing and educating disadvantaged youths, widows and their family members in participatory development activities. Promoting income Generating activities. Objective; To foster household income independence among beneficiary families, orphans who have completed a basic and vocational level of education, and youths and widows who have attained vocational skills. Strategy; This is done through provision of startup loans that are payable over a period of time. Activities; 1. Identifying viable projects. 2. Training of beneficiaries in small business skills. 3. Allocating required resources e.g. small loans and equipments needed. HIV/AIDS Awareness Program. Objective; To create community awareness in order to reduce the spread of the disease and significantly increase the utilization of related health services. Strategy; This is done through health promotion and health education activities manned by health workers and trained volunteers. Activities; 1. Organizing and carrying out sensitization sessions in the strategic community sites. 2. Training community-based social workers in community mobilization and VCT skills. 3. Establishing and facilitating behavioral change projects. Home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) Objective; To enhance the capacity of PLWHA to participate actively in the social and economic aspects of the communities in which they live. Strategy; To promote a supportive community environment for PLWHA in order to improve surveillance, timely seeking of medical assistance and ensure compliance with medications prescribed. This has the advantage of improving service utilization and reducing stigma Activities; 1. Establishing functional PLWHA clubs and focal centers within communities. 2. Offering material support to affected families. 3. Building an outreach care centers. 4. Liaising with existing health delivery centers to avail clinical care and ensure technical support for community VCT volunteers. THE CULTURE AND REGIONS SERVED. Uganda is ethnologically diverse, with at least forty languages in usage. Luganda is the most common language. English is the official language of Uganda, even though only a relatively small proportion of the population speaks it. Access to economic and political power is almost impossible without having mastered that language. The East African lingua franca Swahili is relatively widespread as a trade language and was made an official national language of Uganda in September 2005. Luganda, a language widespread in central Uganda, has been the official vernacular language in education for central Uganda for a long time. TAORP has focused its activities mainly in the central region of Uganda, the main language spoken here is Luganda and English. TAORP works in rural communities that always densely populated with poor infrastructure and social services. Most of the communities we serve are characterized by grass thatched homesteads that mostly depend on subsistence farming and often live below poverty line (below a dollar per day). Our main focus is to improve household and community capacities to cope with their social, economic and health needs. Improvement in the general standards of community will give chance to children and other community inhabitants develop in a nourishing environment that will gradually free it self from exploitation, disease and illiteracy as it’s manifested in recent demographic finding. Below is statistical information about Uganda’s social and economic situation.

Description


The AIDS ORPHANS RESCUE PROGRAMME is a community based organization established in 2007 with an aim of improving the welfare of orphans, the less privileged, the underserved especially those infected by HIV/AIDS pandemic. The organization was founded by a group christian indigenous people as a result of growing demand for improving the poor health and poor economic situations of orphans and those affected by HIV/AIDS in Jinja and Uganda at large. AIDS, poor infrastructure, culture have greatly ravaged the socio-economic activities of the area. Family livelihoods have drastically been affected; creating a population that is vulnerable and susceptible to poverty, disease, and injustice. Yet national governmental and non-governmental efforts to provide the much need socio-economic development services are inadequate. In response to these needs, a group of individuals from the most affected communities of Jinja district founded the Aids Orphans rescue programme and started contributing towards its cause.

The AIDS ORPHANS RESCUE PROGRAMME is a community based organization established in 2007 with an aim of improving the welfare of orphans, the less privileged, the underserved especially those infected by HIV/AIDS pandemic. The organization was founded by a group christian indigenous people as a result of growing demand for improving the poor health and poor economic situations of orphans and those affected by HIV/AIDS in Jinja and Uganda at large. AIDS, poor infrastructure, culture have greatly ravaged the socio-economic activities of the area. Family livelihoods have drastically been affected; creating a population that is vulnerable and susceptible to poverty, disease, and injustice. Yet national governmental and non-governmental efforts to provide the much need socio-economic development services are inadequate. In response to these needs, a group of individuals from the most affected communities of Jinja district founded the Aids Orphans rescue programme and started contributing towards its cause.

Mission Statement: The vision. To create and develop a global community of people who are committed to fostering positive change through mobilizing resources for education and empowerment of marginalized communities in Uganda. The mission. To engage local and international population into voluntary action with a purpose of serving to support and improve the lives of economically and socially marginalized groups. Values. • Fairness, equity and universal justice. • Respect for human rights, the rights of women and children. • Solidarity with the poor, excluded and marginalized people. • Integrity, accountability and transparency. Program Objectives; 1. To promote the social, economic and the healthy welfare of orphans and vulnerable children, youth, widows and grand mothers by promoting education, income generation and better service delivery. 2. To help reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS prevalence through sensitization and awareness in schools and all other vulnerable communities around the country. 3. To reduce the rate of poverty through promoting voluntary action, cooperation and work in partnership with the economically disadvantaged people. 4. To foster independence and sustainability among the beneficiary groups by training various vocational skills to enable them penetrate job markets or create income generating projects. BACKGROUND TAORP UGANDA. The aids orphans rescue program, is a nonprofit making organization that was registered in 2006 and working with rural communities of Uganda for the last three years. Presently TAORP works within the villages of Jinja district and parts of Kamuli and Iganga districts. Since its inception, TAORP has sought to help the impoverished communities in the districts. Although the initial focus was upon education of orphans and vulnerable children within marginalized communities, it eventually became clear that sustainable development could only be brought about by creating and strengthening the general capacities of the rural population, where villagers are supported and encouraged to become self-reliant and responsible for their own development. Programs have now been developed to address issues of sustainable education, community health and social and economic development. Our social and economic development projects mainly focus on income generation, gender equality, education and general health. TAORP’s primary objective is to empower the inhabitants of marginalized communities to be able to meet their daily needs as well as strengthen infrastructural demands of community institutions to better address the social, economic, and educational and health needs of the general society. PROGRAM COMPONENTS, STRATEGY, AND MAJOR ACTIVITIES. Formal education for needy children. Objective; To provide basic education to as many orphans and vulnerable children as possible. This involves provision if scholastic materials, meals and other immediate needs in their respective schools. Strategy; Identify foster families for each child for provision of a supportive home environment and through whom help can be effected. Activities: 1. Identifying and placing needy orphans in school. 2. Allocating resources e.g. tuition fees and scholastic materials to the beneficiaries. 3. Build or support to schools where orphans are placed to get formal education. Vocational Training for Youth and Widows. Objective; To improve the ability of beneficiary families to raise their household incomes so as to lead a meaningful life. Strategy; To provide vocational skills to youths and widows so as to enable improve on their ability to cope financially. Activities; 1. Identifying and place eligible youths in vocational training schools. 2. Allocating and providing resources for training e.g. tool kits and scholastic materials. 3. Mobilizing and educating disadvantaged youths, widows and their family members in participatory development activities. Promoting income Generating activities. Objective; To foster household income independence among beneficiary families, orphans who have completed a basic and vocational level of education, and youths and widows who have attained vocational skills. Strategy; This is done through provision of startup loans that are payable over a period of time. Activities; 1. Identifying viable projects. 2. Training of beneficiaries in small business skills. 3. Allocating required resources e.g. small loans and equipments needed. HIV/AIDS Awareness Program. Objective; To create community awareness in order to reduce the spread of the disease and significantly increase the utilization of related health services. Strategy; This is done through health promotion and health education activities manned by health workers and trained volunteers. Activities; 1. Organizing and carrying out sensitization sessions in the strategic community sites. 2. Training community-based social workers in community mobilization and VCT skills. 3. Establishing and facilitating behavioral change projects. Home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) Objective; To enhance the capacity of PLWHA to participate actively in the social and economic aspects of the communities in which they live. Strategy; To promote a supportive community environment for PLWHA in order to improve surveillance, timely seeking of medical assistance and ensure compliance with medications prescribed. This has the advantage of improving service utilization and reducing stigma Activities; 1. Establishing functional PLWHA clubs and focal centers within communities. 2. Offering material support to affected families. 3. Building an outreach care centers. 4. Liaising with existing health delivery centers to avail clinical care and ensure technical support for community VCT volunteers. THE CULTURE AND REGIONS SERVED. Uganda is ethnologically diverse, with at least forty languages in usage. Luganda is the most common language. English is the official language of Uganda, even though only a relatively small proportion of the population speaks it. Access to economic and political power is almost impossible without having mastered that language. The East African lingua franca Swahili is relatively widespread as a trade language and was made an official national language of Uganda in September 2005. Luganda, a language widespread in central Uganda, has been the official vernacular language in education for central Uganda for a long time. TAORP has focused its activities mainly in the central region of Uganda, the main language spoken here is Luganda and English. TAORP works in rural communities that always densely populated with poor infrastructure and social services. Most of the communities we serve are characterized by grass thatched homesteads that mostly depend on subsistence farming and often live below poverty line (below a dollar per day). Our main focus is to improve household and community capacities to cope with their social, economic and health needs. Improvement in the general standards of community will give chance to children and other community inhabitants develop in a nourishing environment that will gradually free it self from exploitation, disease and illiteracy as it’s manifested in recent demographic finding. Below is statistical information about Uganda’s social and economic situation.

Organizational Statement of Faith


1. There is one true God who is infinite, eternal and unchanging in His being and who exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. 2. The triune God is the Creator of all things. He sustains all things by the word of His power, and He has revealed Himself in history to all men through His chosen people, through the prophets and especially through His own son, Jesus Christ. 3. God has left the record of His disclosure about Himself and His will in the Holy Scriptures of sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. These Scriptures we hold to be fully, uniquely and verbally inspired of God and a reliable and true testimony of what God has objectively disclosed to His people through word and act. 4. The Holy Scriptures are the only standard to determine what is the truth about and the will of the living Christ. However, each individual interpretation of Scripture should be evaluated in the light of the meaning given by the Holy Spirit to the overall teachings of Scripture, in the light of the understanding given by the Spirit to all available teaching officers (elders or deacons) who have humbled themselves under the lordship of Jesus Christ, and in the light of the understanding given by the Spirit to all the body of believers to which it is being presented. 5. Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He had lived and died. He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. He now is clothed in the glory of the Father and has all power given to Him in heaven and on earth. 6. Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. By one man sin entered into the world and death by sin, and so death passed unto all men, for all have sinned. Man's nature is corrupted, and he is therefore totally unable to please God in the flesh. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who humble themselves and put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight. It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in believers the testimony of God in His written Word and who demonstrates the reality of God's working in their lives by the fruit of the Spirit and love for the brethren. 7. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and guidance are appropriated in the believer's life by faith. Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit so that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God. 8. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith. He, however, has chosen to organize His body and direct it through official leaders who seek His direction by the Holy Spirit through the Scriptures and set an example in humility and service. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement. The home is the place where the father and mother should teach the Scriptures and set an example of sacrificial love. The continuance of the Church from generation to generation is dependent on the bearing, nurturing and training of children and on the official male leadership in the Church and home. Order in civil affairs depends on order in the home. 9. At physical death, the believer enters immediately into eternal conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing, at which time he will share glory like that of Christ. At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth--personally, visibly and bodily--to consummate history and the eternal plan of God, and to visibly share His rule with those who have believed on Him. 10. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world and to disciple men in every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to obeying and teaching all things which He commanded.


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Organizational Affiliations


ChildFund, Young Life


Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes