Champion AIDS Orphans in Uganda

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The Work of Bega kwa Bega
Bega kwa Bega (BkB) is a Community based organisation that was founded in 1998 as a response to the number of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic in Uganda. Launched by a Ugandan woman and run entirely by Ugandans, the team understand the immense value of having orphans remain in their villages and able to keep their homes and their land. It is for this reason that BkB focus on communities where local villagers support their orphans and have a history of working together. 

While the efforts that go into safe-guarding the futures and well-beings of orphaned Ugandan children are complex, their key activities are as follows:

Protection of Rights
BkB provides the backing to ensure the legal rights of children to their land and homes is upheld. This not only involves legal support, but also working intimately with village chiefs and elders to keep orphans in their home, among their extended families, and in a familiar environment where they can thrive.

Clean, Available Water 
Over 250 pubic water sources have been built through the efforts of BkB. Villagers help with the construction of these wells and protected springs, and are trained to maintain them. This community inclusion and equipping of skills effectively works to ensure water sources become long-term investments able to help entire communities flourish for the long-term.

Health 
BkB operates a mobile clinic that visits over 200 remote villages, providing the only medical intervention most of its patients have experienced. To date, the clinic has treated over 70,000 patients, with its home visits looking after an average of 720 families a year. BkB runs a health education programme alongside this clinic initiative, teaching communities the basics of hygiene, how to prepare more nutritious meals, and general methods of staying healthier.

Agriculture and Nutrition
BkB has established ‘family gardens’ in remote villages as an answer to malnutrition and ill-health. Under BkB’s tutelage, these gardens contribute to higher yields, reduction in hunger and improved nutrition for the children they serve. The organisation also runs an organic demonstration farm as a practical training resource for farmers, teachers and children working in agriculture.

Income Generation
BkB holds regular workshops on business management and skills training, and funds start up assistance for small businesses. A large portfolio of small businesses have been started as a result of this program, creating sustainable income for families across Uganda.

Education
BkB provides education scholarships to orphans and vulnerable children who would not otherwise be able to attend school. Participants of its inaugural class of 1999 are now in post secondary programs. There are a total 96 children sponsored at present.

 

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Growing Techniques

Residents of Kamule, Uganda prepare the ground for crops as they learn better growing techniques under guidance of Bega Kwa Bega ‘s Gerald Kamoga,(BKB/Shoulder to Shoulder). The programs is designed to improve the availabilty of a variety of foods that meet a collection of dietary needs while also creating incomegenerating opportunites. In an effort to improve living conditions, BKB establishes programs that assist village residents with access to schooling, dependable water sources, agricultural opportunity and skills, as well as developing income-generating opportunities.

Nutrition

Mary Musubika, check on the health indicators of proper development of young residents in Kamule, Uganda while teaching residents about nutrition and the variety of solutions for various dietary needs in one of Bega Kwa Bega ‘s agriculture and , (BKB/Shoulder to Shoulder). The programs is designed to improve the availabilty of a variety of foods that meet a collection of dietary needs while also creating income generating opportunites. In an effort to improve living conditions, BKB establishes programs that assist village residents with access to schooling, dependable water sources, agricultural opportunity and skills, as well as developing income-generating opportunities.

Crops

Residents of Kamule, Uganda prepare the ground for crops as they learn better growing techniques under guidance of Bega Kwa Bega ‘s Gerald Kamoga,(BKB/Shoulder to Shoulder). The programs is designed to improve the availability of a variety of foods that meet a collection of dietary needs while also creating income generating opportunities. In an effort to improve living conditions, BKB establishes programs that assist village residents with access to schooling, dependable water sources, agricultural opportunity and skills, as well as developing income-generating opportunities.

Health

Nurse midwife Nora Nakiwolo distributes anti-worm pills to children in Kamuli Buzimba village during a quarterly visit from the the Bega Kwa Bega (BKB/Shoulder to Shoulder) Mobile Clinic. In an effort to improve living conditions, BKB establishes programs that assist village residents with access to schooling, dependable water sources, agricultural opportunity and skills, as well as developing income-generating opportunities.

David Ssagala

David Ssagala, is concerned about a malnourished child while checking on the health indicators of proper development of young residents in Kamule, Uganda while teaching residents about nutrition and the variety of solutions for various dietary needs in one of Bega Kwa Bega ‘s agriculture and , (BKB/Shoulder to Shoulder). The programs is designed to improve the availability of a variety of foods that meet a collection of dietary needs while also creating income generating opportunities. In an effort to improve living conditions, BKB establishes programs that assist village residents with access to schooling, dependable water sources, agricultural opportunity and skills, as well as developing income-generating opportunities.

Entertainment

Children find entertainment at the Gogolo Play Center in Gogolo, Uganda on the road between Kampala and Entebbe, on a warm Sunday afternoon. The play center is an income generating project for Bega Kwa Bega (Shoulder to Shoulder) a grass-roots organization established to assist orphans and vulnerable children through educational support, food and water security in villages as well as healthcare support in more rural locations around central Uganda.

Education

Nakalema Teddy works with her preschool children in Kakiri, Uganda, where many children attend with the help of school fees paid by Bega Kwa Bega (BKB, Shoulder to Shoulder) a grassroots organization that supports orphans and vulnerable children, giving the opportunity to get an education that might otherwise be out of reach in rural areas of Central Uganda.

Water

School children of Kamule in central Uganda collect water for household use from an area bore hole (groundwater well) installed by Bega Kwa Bega, a grassroots organzation founded to improve life for rural orphans and vulnerable children.

Passy Nassali

Passy Nassali works with her preschool children at the Gogolo Play and Learning center near Entebbe, Uganda. The center is designed to not only be a learning center for small children but a revenue generator for Bega Kwa BEga (BKB, Shoulder to Shoulder) a grass roots organization the works to improve life through support of orphan and vulnerable children as well as dealing with healthcare, income generation, water security and food security in rural central Uganda.

Dietary needs

Residents of Naggulu, Uganda learn about nutrition and the variety of solutions for various dietary needs, under guidance of Bega Kwa Bega ‘s Mary Musubika, (BKB/Shoulder to Shoulder). The programs is designed to improve the availability of a variety of foods that meet a collection of dietary needs while also creating income generating opportunities. In an effort to improve living conditions, BKB establishes programs that assist village residents with access to schooling, dependable water sources, agricultural opportunity and skills, as well as developing income-generating opportunities.

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