Phoenix Orphanage Organization

Phoenix Orphanage Organisation

Since 2014, Phoenix Orphanage Organization has been taking care of neglected and vulnerable children in Zigoti, a small town of approximately 6000 inhabitants in the center of Uganda. Their goal is to provide these young people with a home, food, medical care, and access to an education, since their parents have died, disappeared, or are too sick or poor to do so themselves. Currently 41 children and young adults between the ages of 4 and 17 are being supported by the NGO.

Phoenix Orphanage Organization is primarily utilizing existing structures in town as well as involving the local community in their daily work. All children are enrolled in primary and secondary schools within the county, where they receive lunch and are being looked after during the day. In addition, the organization has partnered with a local doctor, who checks the everybody’s health on a regular basis. In order to avoid long distances for time and safety reasons, the organization is currently renting rooms within walking distance of the schools. While these are less than ideal conditions, it has been serving as a housing solution up to date – the long term goal is to purchase a piece of land in order to build a permanent home for the orphans, where the children would have more space and interaction space.

The current costs break down to 585,00 Euros per child and year, and include:

– Housing (Rent)
– Food
– Clothing
– School tuition & -materials
– Medical treatments
– Administration