Children’s Program

HIV/AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s Program, Nairobi

Many children in Kenya are affected by the HIV pandemic. Either they are born with the virus, or they acquire it through their mother’s milk, or they are orphaned due to the death of their parents to the disease. According to the National Aids Control Council (NACC) 2005 report, 1.9 Million Kenyan children are AIDS orphans.

AMURT provides a daycare program for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in its community center near the Kangemi slum area of Nairobi. Kangemi has a high incidence of HIV, with one in seven people infected.

Street Children’s Nutrition Program, Nairobi

Under this program 600 children are given a healthy meal and a glass of milk every Sunday. The children are also taught environmental cleanliness and the safe use of water. Occasionally we provide counseling for the children. Watch video on drug abuse by one of our supporting projects.

School and Children´s Home - Wasswa village, Mukona District, Uganda

The AMURT-sponsored school is located in a picturesque setting in Wasswa village in the rolling hills of Mukona District, about 60 miles from Kampala. The school draws from a population of 30,000 people living in seven villages within a ten mile radius.

The school was first started in 1988 on twenty acres of land donated to AMURT. It was a simple project in the beginning, with twenty village children being taught under a tree! The first building was constructed in 1991, and now the school has 333 children from Nursery to Primary 7. Twenty-one children are boarders and eight children are orphans in our care.

The school is popular as it achieves a high academic standard. In 2003 the school stood second in academic performance out of thirty-eight primary schools in Nagajji County. This was a surprisingly good result for a rural school. The reason for the school´s success is discipline (the teachers come to work every day!) and the extra classes that are taught in the afternoon.

The school follows the government syllabus, teaching Luganda, English, Math, Science, Geography and Agriculture. In addition we offer classes in Story-telling, Art and Physical Exercise.

We are caring for eight orphans, who were screened for eligibility by the local council before we received them. Five live with us, and three are accommodated in the nearby village.