U.S Ambassador visits ROM, staff lauded for wonderful OVC/HIV work

The U.S Ambassador to Uganda- H. E William W. Popp was at ROM on a site visit to understand the contribution of the organization to community development through the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) project and HIV care and treatment work.

At ROM Mbuya Site, he toured the ROM clinic; the pharmacy, nutrition food demonstration, the laboratory and cancer screening area. Some of the OVC project beneficiaries showcased different Present were some of the girls who have benefitted from send chance schooling with support from USAID. Together with their care caregivers, the beneficiaries told the Ambassador that their lives have been changed because of ROM. They showcased products and skills such as shoe making, bakery, tailoring among others.


Sixteen-year-old Grace Nantongo (not real name), a mother of a one-year-old boy told the Ambassador that she is very proud of ROM and USAID for giving her the opportunity to return to school.

“I am so happy that I back in school. I want to be a doctor and help other teenage mothers like me.” Grace said

One of the OVC beneficiaries sharing with Ambassador Popp.

ROM Executive Director Josephine Kaleebi thanked the U.S Mission in general for giving ROM this opportunity of the Ambassador’s first official site visit since he was posted in the country.

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