Changing Lives – One Sponsor At A Time
Uganda is a country in crisis – with over 2 million orphans living at risk. For the past six years, Redding resident, Donna Foley has stepped up to the plate and made a difference. As the U.S. Representative for UORDP (Ugandan Orphan Rural Development Program), Donna has attained sponsorship for 136 orphans to date.
On July 24th at 3pm, Apollo Jaramogi, the leader and founder of UORDP will be at the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT to talk about the positive changes that UORDP and the growing sponsorships have brought to the children of the Tororo Township of Uganda. In 2003 Moxie Firecracker Films, featured UORDP founder Apollo Jaramogi in their award-winning documentary, Pandemic: Facing AIDS.
Creating Sustainable Change
Apollo’s talk will center around UORDP’s mission to improve the quality-of-life for orphans by targeting early childhood education, healthcare and income generating activities.
Each child that is sponsored receives an education, healthcare, mosquito netting and bedding. They are also given everything they need to plant their fields, and after the second year they are given a goat, a pig or 12 hens. Children are then able to breed their animals and sell the offspring; in order to perpetuate the cycle of growth, they must also give at least one offspring to their community.
You can learn more about UORDP and Apollo’s story on their Web site: UORDP.US.
UORPD is a non-governmental organization located in Southeast Uganda, East Africa and is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. UORDP is dedicated to the improvement of quality of life for HIV/AIDS orphans (children who have lost a parent to HIV/AIDS) and other vulnerable children.