Arms Around The Child (Uk)
Joseph Otetum

Joseph Otetum

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St. Francis Primary School for the Blind, Madera provides basic education for learners with visual impairment from all over Uganda regardless of sex, ethnic grouping and religion. Currently the school has an enrolment of 80 children (43 boys and 37 girls) aged between 4 and 18 years. 90% of these children are orphans as a result of HIV/AIDS, armed conflict and effects of abject poverty. The school is registered with the Ministry of Education and Sports; Reg. EMIS No. 010711. It was founded in 1955 by the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF) to provide an opportunity for children with visual impairment to access specialized formal primary school education. The school is the centre of excellence in both academics and co-curricular activities such as sports and music for persons with visual impairment In Uganda, Children with visual impairment are often denied their rights to access basic needs such as education, food and better living conditions. Over 75 % of the children admitted in St. Francis Primary School for the Blind are blind, orphaned, neglected or marginalized economically and socially. The majority of blind children come from poor families who are not able to afford basic education in terms of tuition, feeding and Braille paper The Support being requested from partners is in form of tuition, feeding and other scholastic needs will ensure that the future of children with visual impairment will be guaranteed. Children with Visual Impairment Sponsorship Project is aimed at ensuring that visually impaired children complete primary school education, join secondary and tertiary level so that they are skilled enough to provide for themselves in future sustainably.
Arms Around The Child (Uk)

Arms Around The Child (Uk)

We believe in a world where children living in extreme adversity have their lives transformed into a bright future. They deserve happiness, hope and respect.

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