Orphans & Vulnerable Children Empowerment Group (OVCEG)
African Child and Youth Development Initiatives (ACYDI)

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 Orphans & Vulnerable Children Empowerment Group (OVCEG) - Buvuma Islands, Buvuma District.

Health Facility Team ready in the field to carryout community HIV Index Testing, Counselling & HCT Services

Health Facility Team ready to carryout community HIV Index & HCT: HIV Testing, Home visiting for the People Living with HIV 

Training boys,  Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) on Menstrual  Hygiene Management in schools 

Report all Cases of Child Abuse/Neglect here>>>

 Over 6,500 child abuse cases reported in one year. According to research 35% of girls and 17% of boys below the age of 18 are sexually abused every year. Still, 58% of girls and 59% of boys below the age of 18 are physically abused while 35% of both boys and girls are abused emotionally.         

A total of 6,505 cases of child abuse have been received through the Uganda child helpline service over the last one year, ranging from physical to sexual and emotional abuse. 

A work report of the ministry of gender, labour and social development presented on Wednesday shows that 1,843 of the cases reported have been concluded while the rest are under probe. In 2013, the ministry introduced toll-free line 116 which is accessible on all networks where people call and report cases of child abuse to the call centre. By June 2017, over 800,000 cases had been registered. More than half of the cases related to defilement and child marriage for females while most cases for males were about child neglect.                                     

Construction of the drainage toilet for Kitiko Primary School

Inspection of the project by OVCEG Staff

Handover of the drainage toilet project by OVCEG Staff to Kitiko Primary School

 Photo Gallery: Our Activities Financial years 2017/2018-2019/2020

Background Information

Orphans and vulnerable children empowerment group (OVCEG) is a registered Community Based Organisation (CBO) operating in Buvuma district and is known by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development under Registration Number 429/2016. It began its official operations in October 2012 under the umbrella organisation Buvuma development agency. Its aim is to mitigate the educational, nutritional and health related needs of critically vulnerable orphaned children, Adolescent girls and young women, key populations and impoverished windows in Buvuma District.

MISSION STATEMENT

Enhance social economic capacities of communities for sustainable development among the vulnerable groups of society.

VISION STATEMENT

Improvement in the welfare of vulnerable groups especially children, women, youth and elderly through income generating activities.

Our current program include Community HIV Index Testing, Adolescent Girls And Young Women (AGYWs), fighting gender based violence (GBC), helping orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), HTS, WASH, Nutritional programs, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, family planning, and Agricultural intervention.

These programs are implemented through holistic community Engagement and participatory approach supported by the local population, district and donors.

According to the national population census report 2014, 6.2% of children aged 0-17 years in Buvuma Islands are orphans, 23.3% of young girls aged 10-19 years have been married, 25.5% of those girls have given birth and the rate of school dropout is greatly increasing at the rate of 11.1%. All these factors expose many young boys and girls to new infections of HIV and they look for means of survival and if they are not diagnosed, they die at an early age and this robs us of future leaders and development in the district plus the increase in number of orphans.

Our overreaching goal is to work towards the development, empowerment, and maintenance of a health community. The Organisation currently supports over 600 orphaned children and 162 widows. We are operating in Buvuma District, Kayunga District, Mukono District and Buikwe Districts. 

OUR PARTNERS:

1. Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

2. Buvuma District Local Government 

3. Child-to-Child Uganda

4. Youth Advocates Ghana & African Youth SDGs Summit Secretariat

Website: https://youthadvocatesghana.org/

Orphans and Vulnerable Children Empowerment Group -Uganda exists to assist in income generating activities for widows, educational support and health programs for vulnerable orphans, and to provide educational opportunities for youth in the region.

To develop a community that cares for orphans, widows and the elderly members in the society.     

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We support Over 490 Vulnerable Orphans, Children and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)

Constructed Drainage Toilet for Kitiko Primary School, Updated September  2018

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Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 09:00am - 12:00pm
Buvuma, Uganda
Telephone NO: +256 788534440/ +256774037650
Email Address:
info@buvumaorphanage.org  / buvumaorphanagec2015@gmail.com 

OUR PROGRAMMES

The following is what we do in the different areas of our programmes:

Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYWs), Gender Based Violence (GBV), HCT, TS, OVC, KPs,PP,  Health care, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, malaria treatment and care, water sanitation, training of health workers, family planning provision and treatment, education, fees payment for orphans and vulnerable children, scholastic materials provision, vocational training skills to youth, nutritional programme, fish farming, poultry, vegetables for provision of balanced diet to children and entire community, widows care and support, provision of seeds, medication, family planning, clothing, orphans care and support, clothes, blankets and scholastics