+256 784 740090 - +256 704 828694
According to the UN and UNICEF statistics that bear grim witness to the plight of African children, by 2055 Africa's child population will reach 1 billion, making it the largest child population among all continents, of these, children aged 0-8 years, girls aged 10-18 are the most vulnerable. They are affected by many social, health, environmental, political and economic issues, which hamper a better future (tomorrow) for these children. This is the major reason why children are our focus group.
According to the UN, 5.9 million children under the age of 5 years died in 2015 of preventable or easy access treated, and affordable health issues, the leading causes being preterm birth complications, pneumonia, birth asphyxia, diarrhea, malaria, and bacteria & viral infections due to poor living conditions.
The impact of poverty on Children development remains one of the biggest hindrances for a bright future (tomorrow) for these Children. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, 41% of the population is living at less than $1.90, this robs these children of an opportunity to access basic living resources like food, healthcare, clothing, shelter and education, forcing many to give up on a chance for a better future.
Despite progress over the last decade, 67 million children worldwide, of whom approximately 53% are girls, do not have access to basic education currently. It is widely accepted that most of Africa's education and training programs suffer from low-quality teaching and learning, as well as inequalities and exclusion at all levels.
Child protection is the safeguarding of children from violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. In Uganda for example according to UNICEF, there are 17.1 million children below the age of 18 which makes 56% of the entire population of the country; 11.3% of these are orphans, 8% are critically vulnerable, while 43% are moderately vulnerable and 49% of women aged 20-49 year, were married before the age of 18 years and 15% by the age of 15 years and below.
Environmental issues are causing forced displacement, disruption of schooling, health complications and increased child labour, and contributing to increased violence as availability and access to natural resources become scarce. Rising temperatures and decreased air quality affect kids by increasing asthma attacks and allergies, worsening pregnancy outcomes, creating food insecurity, increasing mental health problems, developmental delays, and changes in their genetic makeup.
+256, Uganda - Africa
+256 784 740090
+256 704 828694
Connect with us!
Copyright © 2017 All Rights Reserved by African Legacy of Young Generation (ALYG)
Designed by POD