GlobeMed at Northwestern University partners with Adonai Child Development Centre in Namugoga, Uganda to improve the health of children orphaned by AIDS and civil unrest.
GlobeMed at Northwestern University + Adonai Child Development Centre
GlobeMed at Northwestern University | Evanston, IL
Adonai Child Development Centre | Namugoga, Uganda
It is estimated that 30 million children have been orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in Africa, 14.8 of which live in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 2.4 million of these children live in Uganda.
“We know that the love and structure Brian has received here at Adonai has given him a chance at life. He’s a good child. He’s a good enough to attend secondary school. We want to give every Brian a shot at a decent life.”
– Aloysious Luswata, Director of Adonai Child Development Centre
About the Partnership
Adonai Child Development Centre was conceptualized in 2005 based on the vision of Pastor Luswata that every child in Uganda should be cared for despite the devastation of families brought on by the AIDS pandemic and two decade guerrilla war. Since then, with local support from the community, Adonai’s has grown from a school building with the capacity for 20 orphaned children, to a community center serving as a driver of community and economic development for Namugoga families through income generation projects, dental outreaches, and family planning programs. Adonai Child Development Centre’s mission is to raise responsible, dignified adults from orphans, abandoned, and vulnerable children. Their partnership launches in the fall of 2012 and both Adonai Child Development Center’s and GlobeMed at Northwestern’s leadership are excited to kick off project design and fundraising.
GlobeMed at Northwestern and Adonai Child Development Centre will jointly design a project, mobilize funds, and begin implementation in the 2012-2013 academic year.
GlobeMed at Northwestern and Adonai Child Development Centre’s impact will be assessed once a project is identified and implemented in the 2012-2013 academic year.