"This is really awesome and im very grateful to have been able to be in touch and learn more of this group. Alex, founder and CEO of Amatsiko, a not-fot-profit organisation that supports orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda- www.amatsiko.org"
Amatsiko means Hope in Rukiga, the language of the Bakiga, the local tribe in Kabale district, south west Uganda. We are a community based organisation (CBO) operating from Bufuka village on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, in Kabale district. Our mission is to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children based around the lake, many of whom have lost their parents after the HIV/AIDS virus was brought to the area by a Ugandan Railway construction worker. We aim to provide health care, quality education and basic resources in order to improve the lives of the children we help.
Our mission is to provide quality education and affordable health care and to ensure that the orphans and vulnerable children are given equal rights, helping to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) around the Lake Bunyonyi region. We believe that all children are born with potential; the potential to influence the future, the economy and even perhaps contribute something great to the world. However, children born in the village often don’t get the opportunity of going on to higher education due to poverty and a lack of guidance and motivation. The likelihood of children going on to reach their potential is further reduced when they are vulnerable or orphaned.