Grand mothers

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To improve the well-being of extremely vulnerable grandmothers and their households as key OVC caregivers.

The grandmothers’ project, which is implemented in Kasaala, Luweero district, aims to improve the well-being of grandmothers and their households. A majority of grandmothers have been affected by HIV, many the primary caretaker for their grandchildren as their children have died from AIDS.

The project, funded by the Stephen Lewis Foundation, provides;

Grandmothers Clinics are run weekly at the Kasaala health facility, where grandmothers receive free medical care.

Medical outreaches are also conducted in nearby communities, and home visits are conducted to those frailest grandmothers.

HIV testing and counselling is integrated into general care. In 2015, 135 grandmothers were screened for cervical cancer using visual inspection with acetic acid, and two grandmothers with a positive test were referred to Mulago Hospital.

Currently, 955 active grannies are in the project.

30 critically vulnerable grandmothers have been supported with food

65 have been trained on backyard gardening 35 of these grannies have started small gardens within their homes

Grandchildren are given the chance to attend vocational training in tailoring, hairdressing, nursery teaching, early childhood education, catering, motor vehicle mechanics, building, construction and welding. 52 Adolescent Girls and Young Mothers have undertaken entrepreneurship training and have graduated.
In 2021, 2 grandmothers have been assessed for shelter support and have received 2 houses

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NCDs

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OVC

ROM sponsors Orphans and Vulnerable Children with school fees, scholastic materials, nutritional support, and psychosocial interventions.

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