7 December, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM) in conjunction with Our Lady of Africa Church have today held the 4th Annual Charity Run 2019 aimed to raise funds that will support the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) attain uninterrupted quality education through our Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program.
A cumulative total of 11,000 OVC have received education support through ROM thus far and currently 900 OVC are active in our child support programme. Our OVC have lost either one parent or both parents due to HIV&AIDS. Long before the death of the parent(s) these children especially girls drop out of school to care for their parents.
Presently, ROM has a gap of 92 OVC in our care both in primary and secondary school level whose education needs for the year 2020 have not been addressed. To meet this gap, on average annually we need for; Lower Primary – UGX 765,000/= Upper Primary – UGX 1,080,000/= O-Level – UGX 1,800,000/= A Level- UGX 1,800,000/=. The Charity Run, is one of the local fundraising innovations aimed to meet these financial costs.
“Joining this cause is a clear indication of how God’s providence is real to our minds and hearts. We need to be inspired by God’s providence because he takes care of the orphans. I make a humble appeal to everyone to support this cause as we join ROM’s journey with the OVC to ensure they have a life every child deserves,” says Michael Buwembo – Community Support Officer- ROM.
We call upon any individual who may commit to take on a child to a desired level of education to reach out to us.