Regina Mukiibi opened Grace Daycare and Orphanage in the Nanga village in 1996, with the vision of providing care and education for children in the area who had been orphaned by AIDS. Regina had lost family members to HIV/AIDS and was herself HIV-positive. Following Regina’s death, her sister Liz Mukiibi returned to the village to keep Grace open. With a population of about 1,500 in the village and surrounding area, there were many children who were orphaned, living in poverty and requiring care.

Grace provided Nanga community members with hope for a better future. However, the dedicated staff encountered many difficulties including challenges arising from health and financial issues. The community had come together to build the first school block, but the makeshift space was deteriorating and poor administration was making it difficult to pay teachers. For a time, it seemed as though Grace would not be able to fulfill its vision.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • AGRICULTURE & NUTRITION

    Agricultural Training; Crop diversification; Establishment of piggery; Establishment of self-sustainable school meals program

  • WATER & SANITATION

    Construction of Rainwater Harvesting System (RHS); Construction of latrines and shower rooms; Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) training; Installation of tippy taps for handwashing

  • EDUCATION

    Construction of school and staff quarters; School administration training

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    Implementation of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Pilot; Construction of orphan living quarters;

VILLAGE STATS  

District: Mukono
Sub-County: Kimenjadde
Population: 681
Location:


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PROJECT DETAILS  

Project start date: February 2007
Main challenges:
Education, Water & Sanitation,
Agriculture & Nutrition,

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