Education (Talemwa Schools)
LAVICCARE has also constructed a new primary school in Bussi Islands called Talemwa School, so children have been able to attend school for the first time. New classroom blocks and lavatories are being built. Located in Busi Islands, the Talemwa School provides education for over 300 children of whom approximately 200 live in Osanidde village and are orphans and vulnerable children. However, the school needs more class room blocks, teacher's houses and a fence around the property, both to protect the buildings from vandalism, as well as provide an environment that is less distracting for the pupils. A secondary School has also been built offering classes from Senior 1 to Senior 4.
Rapha Medical Center
The provision of medical attention can be life-changing for orphans and vulnerable children and the entire community. LAVICCARE strives to help orphans overcome ill-health by treating them in different illnesses especially malaria and other water borne related diseases to improve their quality of life. However, more Medical support may also provide urgently needed medications or medical equipment. The clinic unit is operated in Osanidde Village providing care to over 200 children, but the resources available drugs and resources are stretched beyond the limits. There is hope that someday this clinic will be well equipped with medical supplies and expanded to provide services to the entire community. Some community members must walk up 10km to receive medical attention. The Clinic has a great need for more supplies, but the center has its best with what is available.
The current clinical facility needs to be expanded and equipped with modern diagnostic tools to improve the health services for the community. And has the trust of the villagers. With your help LAVICCARE can continue supporting this program to extend hope beyond the orphans and vulnerable children to include the rest of the community members.
Laviccare organic farming and Income generating activities
Food availability is always inadequate in the centers and accessibility of hard cash is difficult for most of the OVC Care Providers. LAVICCARE therefore found it necessary to identify and develop new methods for ensuring sustainability. Many IGAs have been identified like cropping, poultry, Diary, piggery, bakery and fish smoking. LAVICCARE will continue to scale up this program but it requires a number of tools as well as a watchman at night to prevent theft.
OVC care takers work very hard to maintain a garden to provide a food supplement to the meager supplies available. The preponderance of orphans has made these gardens the sole source of food for many children.
The acquisition and study of useful hand tools and IGAs increases the OVC caretakers’ capacity to feed these children. It develops self-reliance skills in orphans and allows time to improve their condition.
Skills Development and Vocational Training Initiatives