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Childs Foundation

Categories: Social

What we do

In Uganda, poverty, rape and family rejection often lead to vulnerable women becoming pregnant. Unsupported, these girls must choose between abandoning their baby or keeping them in the knowledge that, with no food or shelter, they could die. As a result, hundreds of babies are dumped in hospitals, car parks or on the streets of Kampala.

Historically, abandoned babies have been placed in orphanages which provide long-term care for children. However, long-term institutionalization can have devastating physical and emotional consequences for the child.

Child’s i Foundation is part of a Task Force with the Government of Uganda and UNICEF committed to advocating alternative care and developing family-based care alternatives in Uganda.

 

Author: Sissel Smaller

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