Samaritans for children is a member christian community
based organisation registered by Mityana local Government registration number
BUL/98/2014, in October 2014. It was founded by christian members including
Muyingo Andrew, Ssimbwa Robert Robinson and Norah Nabakunja. We are advocating for
local and international communities to help the orphans and vulnerable children.
Such Samaritans communities include christians, business people, churches, companies,
NGOs, Education and political institutions. We encourage them to assist
in services, materials, sponsorship, care, referrals and networking to
support our children and beneficiaries.
Samaritans for children assist orphans and vulnerable children who are needy, with HIV
in New Junior Primary School and other schools/ communities in Mityana District.
We also carry out promotion of Samaritan for children clubs in
schools with spreading the gospel to these children and youths.
We support schools in spiritual career guidance with support in bible supplies
and promotion of christianity values.
Samaritans For Children's Lord's call
We call upon brothers and sisters from around the world to donate, volunteer, visit
and network with Samaritans For Children towards provision of holistic spiritual,
physical, physcological service derivery for children of Mityana district.
Situation Analysis Of Orphans And Vulnerable Children In Uganda
Uganda was one of the first countries in which the potential impact of the HIV and AIDS
epidemic on children was documented and recognized (Hunter 1990, Müller and Abbas 1990,
Dunn et al. 1992). According to Children on the Brink 2000 (Hunter and Williamson 2000),
in 1990, 17 percent of Uganda’s children below 15 years old were orphaned. The Uganda
National Household Survey conducted by UBOS in 2005/6 identified that 15 percent of
Ugandan children (below the age of 18 years old) were orphaned, suggesting that at that time
there were approximately two million orphaned children in Uganda.
In Uganda, a child who has been orphaned is defined as a child below the age of 18 years old
whose mother or father has died 1 (MGLSD 2004b). According to this definition, orphaned
children are just one category of vulnerable children in Uganda, since many more children
live in situations that render them vulnerable. Rampant poverty and lack of access to basic
services (such as appropriate housing, health care, education, water, and sanitation) have
left many children vulnerable to high risks of exposure to harm.