According to the latest data, there are about 1.5 million orphans in Uganda. Most of these children live on their own, are often homeless and many suffer from AIDS and malaria. They all lack proper education, medical care and of course proper housing facilities. Y.E.S. Uganda assists with housing conditions by working to improve existing structures and construct new houses. Homes are commonly built out of a stick frame plastered with mud, sand and cow dung. This method of building produces a home that lasts quite a long time and insulates well. Y.E.S. also sees that each child has a blanket as the nights can be quite cold.
Implementing its orphaned youth oriented projects, Y.E.S. aims to create and maintain recreational facilities which are used to initiate and inspire recreational activities with psychological, spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social benefits. The mission of Y.E.S. is to provide a home in a safe and nurturing environment for orphans who are in need of shelter and basic health care. By supplying housing, comfort and love, as well as facilities to study and to acquire new useful skills, we provide Ugandan orphans with a warm family atmosphere.
Thanks to the efforts of Y.E.S. and its volunteers, Ugandan orphans can have access to the most basic necessities such as food, shelter, medical care and love – those things which should be available to all children.
For approximately $1000 US a house can be built that will last many years and give proper shelter to a family.
Welfare Improvement aims to
- reduce child mortality from treatable conditions, such as malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid, measles and other diseases through the provision of primary medical care.
- curb preventable illnesses through health education programs (clean drinking water and sanitation), inoculation, de-worming and mosquito net distribution.
- improve the welfare and living standards of these orphans by ensuring that their basic physiological, psychological and spiritual needs are being met (food, clothing shelter, guidance and counseling).