At Alliance Child Development Initiative we support at total of 40 children into school with everything fully paid for, books, pens and all the school requirements. In addition we support more children with scholarstic materials whenever resources allow. With this initiative, we hope reduce illiteracy, poverty and enforce development. We know that poverty affects education. Not every person without an education lives in extreme poverty. But most adults living in poverty today missed out on a basic education. Their children are also more likely to miss out as well. This is a travesty, because the main way that education affects poverty is that it can help to end it. Education is often referred to as the great equalizer: It can open the door to jobs, resources, and skills that help a person not only survive, but thrive. This is why access to quality education is a globally-recognized solution to poverty. Education helps to remedy many of the other issues that can keep people, families, and even whole communities vulnerable to the cycle of poverty.
At its core, a quality education supports a child’s developing social, emotional, cognitive, and communication skills. They also gain knowledge and skills, and often at a higher level than those who don’t attend school. They can then use these skills to earn higher incomes and build successful lives.
With support from our generous donors, more than 40 children are given three meals a day, 20 needy families are given food monthly. Hunger affects children’s physical and cognitive development prenatally, perinatally, during early years, and some of the effects continue through adolescents and adulthood. Some of the physical effects of hunger are malnutrition, stunted growth, wasting, babies born prematurely, low birth weights, and in extreme cases infant and child mortalities. Other effects are poor health, physical symptoms such as stomachaches and headaches, signs of worry, anxiety, and behavior problems. Cognitive effects of hunger include babies who are born with smaller brain size, poor performance on measures of infant cognitive development, lower scores on both IQ and achievement tests, likelihood of impaired mental and intellectual delays, and inability to engage fully in school.
Currently we are trying to raise funds and resources to acquire land for agriculture, this will help increase food availability, reduce hunger and also use the surplus for income. On this agriculture land we intend to grow crops, rear animals and also to practice fish farming. This will help our children to get skills out of class. For example animal rearing, crop growing, and fish farming. This will also increase the food availability, hence reducing hunger. As the surplus will be sold, it will give us a go ahead to save and have a steady and ready source of children school fees. Please donate to support our orphaned and needy children.
Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations, overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society With the unconditional love and kindness from our beloved brothers and sisters. We have been able to give accommodation to a total of 22 children, giving meals to over 40 orphaned and needy street children daily and giving out food to More than 15 needy families.
Uganda has one of the largest populations of young people in the world, with over 56% of its population under the age of 18. Children are also the single largest demographic group living in poverty Uganda. Uganda hosts one of the world’s largest refugee populations, forced to flee their homes from conflict in the DRC and South Sudan, leaving families stranded in camps. In Kampala and other cities, there are thousands of street-connected children who are supporting their families by working on the streets instead of going to school. Whether living on the streets or in refugee camps, ACDI-UGANDA believes no child should be left behind.
Our goal is to plant 1000 trees by the end of 2022, Uganda has a rapidly growing population, which is putting a great deal of stress on the country's forests by increasing demand for firewood, pushing agricultural expansion, and expanding land settlement. As a result, Uganda now has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. In Northern Uganda, much of the forest has been cleared for charcoal production, degrading wildlife habitat and presenting a hardship for local farmers. having it in mind that trees are so essential in reducing global warming, trees give us shelter, trees give us fruits and many other functions socially and around different spheres of life. Trees contribute to their environment over long periods of time by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe.
In many different parts of Africa, the girls face unlimited challenges and risks, many young girls are forced into early marriage, sexual abuse, and denial of their basic rights like education. Here we come in as ACDI-UGANDA through our Girl Hope Initiative to make sure that the voice of the girl child is heard. To see that the girls are protected in the best way possible against all the abuses. Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. Moreover, it has been shown that empowering women spurs productivity and economic growth.
In the years we have existed, we have at least been able to fund treatment of different children with different complications and health needs. For example Umbilical hernia surgery, dental operations, malaria treatment and very many diseases. As ACDI-UGANDA, we go a head to educate the community on the best ways to fight HIV/AIDS, and all the other sexually transmitted infections. We call upon all kind hearted brothers and sisters to partner with us to promote good health, the poor cannot afford to purchase those things that are needed for good health, including sufficient quantities of quality food and health care. But, the relationship is also related to other factors related to poverty, such as lack of information on appropriate health-promoting practices or lack of voice needed to make social services work for them.
Ill health, in turn, is a major cause of poverty. This is partly due to the costs of seeking health care, which include not only out-of-pocket spending on care (such as consultations, tests and medicine), but also transportation costs and any informal payments to providers. It is also due to the considerable loss of income associated with illness in developing countries, both of the breadwinner, but also of family members who may be obliged to stop working or attending school to take care of an ill relative. In addition, poor families coping with illness might be forced to sell assets to cover medical expenses, borrow at high interest rates or become indebted to the community