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Through the Every Child is Our Child program, all Unitarians and Universalists (UUs) can help turn UU principles into action by fostering the hopes and dreams of children who have suffered from the devastating consequences of HIV/AIDS.
Every Child is Our Child is a Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) program established to provide education for AIDS orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in Eastern Ghana. The program has been designed by professionals with significant experience in African community development, and works in partnership with a traditional community organization, the Queen Mothers Association of the Manya Krobo People. The Queen Mothers play a vital role in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in the district. They have established various programs to prevent the spread of the disease. These include counseling, feeding, clothing and some vocational training for AIDS orphans. Through Every Child is Our Child, the Queen Mothers are also currently enrolling the children and their foster families in the National Insurance Plan.
Donations are transferred through the Queen Mother’s Association directly to the students in the form of school uniforms and school supplies and a National Health Care card for every child and every member of the care-giving family. Transferring the money directly to the Queen Mothers is the best way to be assured that it benefits the children. Currently, there are three schools participating and it is likely we will be expanding the program to include more students in the future.
Learn more about the Queen Mothers: How women in the traditional Ghanaian system are responsible for their children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS.
For more information contact unitednations @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors.
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Last updated on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
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