Guided by our principles, Unitarian Universalists are called to advocate for international human rights; to be a voice for the voiceless by promoting the inherent worth and dignity of all living things. As part of UU-UNO mission, Every Child is Our Child (ECOC) program provides school supplies and healthcare cards to children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDs in Ghana.
The ECOC program has been designed by professionals with significant experience in African community development, and works in partnership with a traditional community organization, the Queen Mothers Association of the Manya Krobo People. The Queen Mothers play a vital role in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in the district. They have established various programs to prevent the spread of the disease. These include counseling, feeding, clothing and some vocational training for AIDS orphans. Through Every Child is Our Child, the Queen Mothers are also currently enrolling the children and their foster families in the National Insurance Plan.
Donations are transferred through the Queen Mother’s Association directly to the students in the form of school uniforms and school supplies and a National Health Care card for every child and every member of the care-giving family. Transferring the money directly to the Queen Mothers is the best way to be assured that it benefits the children.
Learn more about the Queen Mothers: How women in the traditional Ghanaian system are responsible for their children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS.
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Last updated on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
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