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African Millennium Foundation Helping people help themselves. Reencontro. REENCONTRO, is a Mozambican non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute towards alleviating the plight of HIV/AIDS by reducing the negative impact made by broken family structures

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African millennium foundation helping people help themselves

African Millennium FoundationHelping people help themselves


Reencontro
Reencontro

  • REENCONTRO, is a Mozambican non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute towards alleviating the plight of HIV/AIDS by reducing the negative impact made by broken family structures

    • An Association for Support and Development of Orphaned Children whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS

    • Reencontro uses strategies such as the promotion of better conditions of socio-economic-psychosocial, good health practice and education to provide better overall living conditions for children who have lost one or both parental figures

    • Reencontro assists approx 7,000 orphan children


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  • Historical Context:

    • Maternal orphans in 2004 was 824,860 of which 227,830 (or 28%) were due to AIDS

    • In 2010, projections indicate that there will be 1,069,710 maternal orphans, of whom 518,270 will be due to AIDS (48%)

    • AIDS related deaths in 2003 was estimated at 84,388, of which 19,420 were children below 15 years

      • Most of the deaths recorded among children occurred among under 5 years old (16,187, or 83%)

    • The increasing number of AIDS deaths leaves more children orphaned each year creating an orphan crisis beyond the coping capacities of families and communities


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  • Activities to be implemented by the AMF:

    • To integrate orphaned children into substitute families;

    • To support caregivers on children feeding, school fees, uniform, school materials and medical aid etc;

    • To ensure that all children are enrolled in school;

    • To carry out with home visits and community based care;

    • To provide children with professional skills development;

    • To motivate them with initiatives of small income generation development in order to empower them economically;

    • To register for citizenship children who do not have identity documentation and to protect and defend their rights

    • Promote debate among the youth on reproductive health and sexual diseases including HIV and AIDS;

    • Provide moral education and scripture union to the orphans.


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  • The pictures in this slide show are snapshots in the lives of the children in Mozambique who have been orphaned by AIDS.

  • Every child in the slide show is an orphan and in need of immediate help!


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