Japanese Charity Plans AIDS Home in Uganda
March 21, 2003
The Japanese charity organization Ashinaga plans to build Rainbow House, a home for AIDS orphans, at Nansana on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. Orphans will receive professional counseling, emotional and material support at the home. Construction will begin in a couple of months, said Okazaki Yukichi, Ashinaga's director of public relations. The house will be complete in November. "Uganda has the highest number of AIDS orphans in Africa; we want to raise awareness about the plight of these children and help them live normal lives," Okazaki said. Ashinaga is currently supporting 375 orphans.Adapted from:
03.19.03; Monitor (Kampala)
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