KICVOP is based in the outskirts of Kampala Uganda.
Of the 1.6 million people in Uganda living with HIV/AIDS, over half are women and 175,000 are children under 15 years of age. The consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and continuing deaths (64,000 in 2009) is an orphaned generation in Uganda. UNAIDS estimates that Uganda has 1.2 million orphans (below the age of 18) who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS and the number is expected to increase over the next few years (UNAIDS, 2010).
KICVOP is based more particularly in Kazo, a community in the north of Kampala, part of Wakiso district.
There was an average of 3.9 orphans per household, largely as a result of one or both of the parents dying due to HIV/AIDS.
According to the Uganda Population and Housing Census, 2002, Wakiso district had 81,476 orphans who constituted 17% of the total number of children in the district. By sub county, Makindye had the highest percentage of orphans (68%) followed by Kiira town council (56%). Nabweru sub county-Nansana Town Council, the proposed project area (52%) and Nsangi (41%). Paternal orphans were 64,014 while 38,057 were maternal orphans. The “double” orphans were 20,604 of whom the majority were attributed to HIV/AIDS.
The district has a total of 1256 schools of which 256 are government owned and 200 affiliated to NGOs. In addition, there are over 800 registered private schools. The majority of households in the district (85%) can access educational facilities within a radius of 5 km, while slightly more than half (52%) travel a distance of 1km plus. There are however, some neighboring cells without any educational facilities. Kazo Central, Lugoba and Muganzirwaza residents can access a number of private schools along Kampala-Bombo and Kampala Hoima highways.
Although, educational services may seem accessibly good, there exists no educational project in the area with the capacity to handle HIV infected and affected children.
Please check out the pictures on top of this page, the rest of the website and our movies to get an impression of how people live in Kazo.