The Child Act 2010 and the subsequent legislation that the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has implemented means that Possibilities role in Uganda is changing. There is finally a recognition that the child care provision in Uganda needs major attention and an extreme overhaul. Possibilities is rising to this new challenge and remains committed to the welfare of Uganda's children.
This Website will reflect the new challenges. Watch this space for updates.
There is a common saying in Uganda that expresses our approach to helping some of the world's most vulnerable children. Possibilities is working to change lives 'mpola mpola' (slowly by slowly).
We realise that our resources can hardly scratch the surface of this huge humanitarian problem, but we will work slowly by slowly or little by little to make a difference to one life after another.
'Possibilities' is a UK charity based in Needham Market, Suffolk, England, that is making a tiny contribution to the huge catastrophe that has left millions of children stranded in poverty in Uganda, without hope and without a future.
Our aim is to help these children to forge an independent future for themselves. We encourage a healthy work ethic and the ability to work together with us and other agencies for a better future.
Uganda has a population of 32 million. Its average age is just 15 and over 50% of the population are under 15 years old. With 6% of the population suffering from the HIV / Aids virus (120,000 of them children) and 1.2 million children orphaned by the disease, we want to give Uganda's children the start in life that we believe all children deserve.
We have been truly humbled by how much can be achieved with so little money. The joy on the face of a child who is able to go to school for the first time, and the relief and amazement of a grandmother when a huge rainwater tank is delivered on the back of a pick-up, are both life changing to witness. Water no longer has to be collected from the stream at the bottom of the hill 1/2 a mile away. She doesn't any longer have to make a choice between paying for water and paying for school.
We are working 'mpola mpola' to make a real difference, to real children with real difficulties. With your support Possibilities is giving Uganda's Aids orphans a future.