managed by A. Atuheire (Communication)
Amatsiko Organization is a registered Community Based Organization (CBO) operating from Bufuka village on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, in Kabale district. Our mission is to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children based around the lake, many of whom have lost their parents after the HIV/AIDS virus was brought to the area by a Ugandan Railway construction worker. We aim to provide health care, quality education and basic resources in order to improve the lives of the children we help.
The project is currently supporting more than 200 children in need who are aged between 4 and 22.We are currently providing basic food, clothing and bedding, supporting children through school, offering guidance and counselling services, teaching basic hygiene and sanitation and are encouraging spiritual development through fellowships.
The Amatsiko Organisation aims to encourage understanding between peoples and communities and to share the fascinating diversity within Bufuka, South Western Uganda. Amatsiko takes responsibility for our actions and strive to make the world a better place.
Our mission is to provide quality education and affordable health care and to ensure that the orphans and vulnerable children are given equal rights, helping to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) around the Lake Bunyonyi region. We believe that all children are born with potential; the potential to influence the future, the economy and even perhaps contribute something great to the world.
However, children born in the village often don’t get the opportunity of going on to higher education due to poverty and a lack of guidance and motivation. The likelihood of children going on to reach their potential is further reduced when they are vulnerable or orphaned.
The children we help lack the resources they need; many have very poor living standards with limited access to food and adequate housing. In addition, the director identified a number of other problems that need to be addressed.