AVSI remained a direct supporter of communities and partner organizations throughout the two-decade civil conflict in the northern regions of the country, demonstrating commitment and capacity to adapt to volatile circumstances. Today, through public and private partnerships, AVSI engages with private sector players, government and communities to build capacity of children, youths and households across Uganda through a comprehensive family-centered approach that builds resilience and contributes to sustainable development, responding to the real needs of people.
Since 1986, AVSI has remained committed to ensuring the protection, health, education, shelter, livelihoods and other living conditions of refugees and host communities to help them become protagonists, even in their circumstances. AVSI’s established and coordinated emergency response mechanisms enable our interventions to cope with unforeseen humanitarian crises. The case-by-case emergency planning and trained personnel ready for immediate deployment to the field is a strong competency AVSI holds to manage emergencies.
Breaking the barriers of #disability “Raising Peter all by me was difficult, but with encouragement to embrace disability, we are living with dignity.” Peter was born with both Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, a disorder of the spinal cord and the brain. “When I gave birth, I saw my child’s head swollen. Then I saw another swelling on his back.” Three days later Alice was in touch with AVSI through a community worker who visited Peter, and he was referred to a specialized hospital for such medical cases, 300km away from Alice’s home town. Peter received surgery at Cure Children’s Hospital in Mbale District to improve his condition and relieve him of the pain. He is now able to sit and walk. The eleven year old together with his mom, Alice attend regular rehabilitation assistance at the AVSI-constructed Gulu Regional Orthopaedic workshop. Thanks to the funding AVSI received from Liliane Foundationsand International Federation for #Spina #Bifida and #Hydrocephalus project, today Peter is studying hard to become a medical doctor, attends school regularly and is a happy boy. . . . . . #AVSI #AVSIFoundation #people #development #childrensrightsarehumanrights #educationforallkids #smilestyle
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