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NGO assists children affected by AIDS and war
Tuesday 22 March 2005
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UGANDA: NGO assists children affected by AIDS and war


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JOHANNESBURG, 18 March (PLUSNEWS) - The prevalence of HIV/AIDS and malaria, as well as high levels of unemployment in the war-affected areas of northern Uganda, were impacting on children, according to the international NGO, Save The Children.

Agnes Barongo, the group's information and communication officer, told The Monitor, a local newspaper, that these realities were undermining the possibility of children benefiting from existing education systems in the northern part of the country.

However, the NGO said it had a five-year plan in place to improve the quality of education for at least 10,000 children in the area.

"We have already opened up our offices in Kitgum and Pader [districts] to boost our services provision to children ... which is currently being supervised by our Gulu, Lira and Apac regional offices," Barongo confirmed.

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