NEDEA IS CONTRIBUTING TO POVERTY REDUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION, SENSITISATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.
NEDEA Uganda is a non government organisation based in Wakiso district, Ssisasubcounty, Nakawuka parish of Uganda. The region is inhabited by people who have fled from other areas due to war, poverty or in search of employment. Lacking access to most public resources, the area is struggling with high rates of unemployment, school dropouts, HIV and poverty. Through community education and education support, the organisation aims to provide community development and reduce illiteracy. In particular the organisation focuses on providing quality education for children from poor families, families affected by HIV, orphans and disadvantaged children through Twinlight Childrens’ Centre.We focus our activities on the most vulnerable children, orphans and families stricken by HIV/AIDS in the settlement of Nakawuka village and Ssisa sub country. The majority of the children have very limited access to formal school education, as many families face lack of financial resources and are not able to provide termly payment of school fees. Moreover, a high number of children are forced in to labour to secure daily outcome of their families. Living in unprotected environment, struggling with wide range of challenges, children and youth are prone to becoming victims of drug abuse, prostitution, forced child labour and violence.