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The Orphan Generation

Community- based care and support for children orphaned by AIDS

Millions of children worldwide have lost one or both parents through AIDS. Most of these orphans will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Uganda is one of many African countries where a generation of ‘AIDS orphans’ is growing up without parental guidance or support, and faced with a legacy of hunger, poverty and grief.

The Orphan Generation (40 minutes) — focuses on the struggles of one Ugandan village to cope with the deepening orphan crisis. Local development and social workers explain how the needs of these children can be met - and their rights protected - by support for community-based organisations rather than institutional care.

Below you can view the full video:

Produced by Small World Productions for Strategies for Hope.

DVD: duration 40 minutes. Produced 1992; available in English, French and Swahili.