In Northern Uganda due to civil war, HIV/AIDS is widespread and this has resulted in a high number of HIV/AIDS
orphans. These children are being stigmatized, discriminated by society. Due to such challenges, many have lost hope in life resulting to
dropped out of schools,drugs abuse and criminals in society.
Discrimination is the same for orphans no matter if they are a boy
or a girl. These orphans are living in the rural
villages of Nwoya district where most of them come from child headed families and
some of them stay with their old grandparents.
Many of them come from extreme poor economic background, were they don’t have access to proper education, health services and scio social support.
The most pinching part is that though these children are living in the society where there are relatives, nongovernmental organizations, politicians and government officials, they are not fully being supported in regards to their welfare.
Lighta is a non profit organization based in Nwoya District, Northern Uganda that empowers children and youth who lost their parents due of HIV/AIDS. Our beneficiaries are from 12-25 years old. some of them are HIV positive.
We are fully registered with the local government as community based organization(CBO) with registration NUMBER CDR/19/932
All Lighta activities depend on donations from friends, relatives and well wishers.
To create peer to peer support among young people affected by HIV/AIDs
To empower youth through organic agricultural and entrepreneurship skills training
To Create employment opportunities through youth cooperative
To have a society where young people affected by HIV/AIDS are change agents.
Empowering young people affected by HIV/AIDS for better life.
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