Did you know that more than 14 million children under 15 in Africa have lost one or both parents to AIDS?
Even more troubling, these children are slipping through the cracks—they remain largely unwanted, uneducated, and at a very high risk of being infected by the virus themselves. There is no social welfare system and no safety net for these children.
The Unitarian Universalist Association’s Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) through its Every Child is Our Child Program (ECOC) helps these children reach their full potential by providing them with opportunities to attend school and receive the medical attention they need.
With your support, we buy school uniforms, books, school supplies, shoes and other necessities that make school attendance possible. We also make sure that children and the families they live with are receiving basic medical attention.
As part of UU-UNO mission, Every Child is Our Child Program focuses on children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and works toward achieving the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education, fighting HIV/AIDS, reducing hunger and poverty, and promoting gender equality. This effort is guided by our partnership with the Queen Mothers Association in the Manya Krobo region of Eastern Ghana.
With your support, we can greatly expand the Every Child is Our Child Program to help more children receive the education and medical attention they need.