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Akanyijuka ‘s vision is to love and care for the orphans and vulnerable Children of Uganda through Jesus Christ’s example with the purpose of rising up a new and competent generation of committed and faithful leaders of communities and nations.
At Akanyijuka, children are housed in a family situation, where one matron becomes a foster mother of 8 children living as brothers and sisters, giving the children the opportunity to grow in a stable, structured, caring and loving environment. Six houses have been built and 48 children are currently housed, more resources are needed to build some more houses to meet the needs of orphans. 48 children are being holistically cared for by providing shelter, food, emotional support, medical care and Education. A school has been established to provide quality primary and pre-primary education for Akanyijuka children. Moral education is given to instill values of integrity, character development and spiritual growth of all staff, volunteers and children. Akanyijuka is partnership ministry between Victory Community Care Services and Isee Church in Brisbane, Australia.
The ages of Akanyijuka children are between four and fourteen years, however most of the children are between six and ten years. Gender: There are twenty four (24) girls and twenty two (22) boys.
Every child is immunized according to the Government programme.
Three (3) children are HIV positive and they receive the required medications as recommended by the doctor. Each child’s health records are kept in files. Each home has a first aid box.
Nutrition: The children eat breakfast, lunch and supper every day. The following is the menu in the homes: Milk, Fruits, Posho, Beans, Rice, Irish potatoes, Meat, Sweet potatoes, Variety of vegetables, Groundnuts among others.
There are three (3) permanent duplex houses. Each house has three bedrooms, a dining area, lounge area, kitchen, bathroom and toilet, with running water from National Water and Sewerage Corporation.
The homes are big enough to house nine people per house. Each house accommodates the foster mother, four (4) boys and four (4) girls. Bedrooms are kept neat and tidy. The toilets, kitchens and bathrooms are kept clean. Lighting and ventilation are conducive for human habitation.