AFRICARE is a small
registered charity which started in 1985 as a way where orphaned
boys could enjoy the security of a Christian “family” and be given
hope for the future. Africare supports these boys through school and
on to further training if appropriate. In 2000, an additional unit
called Cherub was opened to provide post operative orthopaedic care
and rehabilitation for twenty children. Many children have been
hidden away in the corners of huts because the disabled are thought
to be cursed. Cherub’s reputation has spread and many parents are
travelling great distances for help and treatments.
Africare also funds regular outreach clinics, held in remote areas,
where sick children can be assessed for appropriate treatment. It has also been involved in a
feeding programme for refugees, women and children, fleeing from war
in Northern Uganda.
Other projects include supporting financially and encouraging a
school for blind children, refurbishing hospital equipment in the UK
and shipping it to Ugandan hospitals. Finally there is a large
involvement in the training of lay readers to take the Gospel into remote areas. Many are working among the most needy people on the islands of Lake Victoria where conditions are
extremely harsh. Community centres have provided a place for
worship, for clinics, meetings and activities for the young. Great work is going on in Uganda and we
pray for its continuation.
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