Our Mission: is to wholly transform the lives of elderly people
and vulnerable children in societies in, but not limited to Uganda.
AVEC International is primarily a
charitable and a non-government organisation
operating in most districts of Uganda dealing with vulnerable Children, caring for orphans,
elderly, youth; women and preventing family break up.
Sponsor a Child project mainly helps in providing school fees, scholastic materials,
Uniforms for a child you have chosen to help.
AVEC International Sponsor a Child project is focused on ensuring that a child grows
up within the care and safety of a family environment.
You can inspire sponsorship. Join AVEC International and help connect children living in
poverty with new sponsors
AVEC International is child-focused and we look
forward to end child abuse and promote children’s rights in communities we serve.Sexual abuse, child sacrifice, child
labour, torture and corporal punishment, child theft are considered the worst forms of child abuse .
Even with over six Children’s laws which provide a legal framework to protect and promote
equal access to Children’s rights in existence in Uganda, widespread ignorance of the law
has contributed greatly to the persistent violation of children’s rights.
With your support we can create a violence free environment.
Building the capacity of individuals, groups and communities to become self-reliant. Development has
become an important aspect of the work of our organisation. We offer advisory services, giving training
and skills in urban gardening, tailoring, metal fabrication and carpentry to communities, group or
individuals to kick-start community-led initiatives or facilitating the bringing-together of expertise and
experience in the community to deal with particular problems. All of this can go to promote the skills
and capacities of communities and their members to better deal with the kinds of problems they may face.
AVEC International capacity building and development project was reached to after identification of
key local problems through needs assessment activities carried out in Mityana, Wakiso, Kayunga, Gulu,
Kamuli and Kampala district. The desire to boost the capacity of excluded and disadvantaged
individuals, groups or communities to help tackle these problems through a series of grassroots
Organise and plan by engaging all available stakeholders through bottom-up approach.
Develop healthy lifestyle options (a balanced diet, sanitation, yoga and exercise, immunisation, counseling,).
Empower themselves –through building skills and coping abilities
within communities despite of their religion, ethnic groups or gender.
Reduce poverty and suffering, through skills development (Computer literacy, Tailoring, Metal fabrication).
Create employment and economic opportunities.
Achieve social, economic, cultural and environmental goals together.
AVEC International enhances capacity of the
elderly by encouraging the whole community to respect their elderly members and to view them as a
useful resource rather than a burden. For example, Grandchildren are taught to learn from and
listen to their elders, and they can be encouraged to impart their knowledge to the younger
generation. Storytelling about the community’s history by older people can help strengthen a community’s
sense of security. The experience and knowledge of elderly persons should be used in managing emergencies.
Youth hold untapped capacity for
community development we therefore encourage the youth to remain in their various locations by creating a sense of
satisfaction and creating an environment for opportunities so as to contribute to the development of
their local communities and this is done through helping them to identify and develop their talents,
trainings in various activities: for example sports, Music, Dance and Drama, Carpentry, Tailoring,
Teamwork which leads to more productivity for example rotational activities(gardening, save money
amongst themselves which later sent to the bank)
Capacity building is necessary for women
to ensure that they are able to achieve their individual, group goals and vision.
AVEC International is helping women to achieve this through training and engaging women in self-
reliance projects like candle making, making paper bead necklaces, earrings, bags, mats, basket; Urban gardening
or backyard gardening(to reduce food shortage among households), domestic farming.
More than 40 women and youth enrolled for the project and 17 have started making liquid soap and
jezz for sale, 2 are making beaded necklaces, ear rings and money parses.
The Urban and backyard gardening has also taken off, 10 families were given seeds to plant for
vegetables and these got good harvests and therefore improved their nutrition.
AVEC International has also got a display for the work (beading and craft) that the beneficiaries
make, these are bought by well-wishers who visit the office
Business skills have also been imparted to all those who gain a skill and are interested in
starting their own business.
Those with projects like Poultry, piggery have been helped with Veterinary Medications.
This project is intended to help communities
access clean water, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene training and in Partnership with well
wishers we encourage community participation in attaining this.This includes activities like Rain Water
harvesting,building of spring wells,borehole
digging,construction of pit latrines and training of community members on
proper hygiene and sanitation.