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Children’s Act Amendment Bill

March 3, 2016

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As was recently announced, the Parliament of Uganda passed a children’s act amendment bill on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016. This bill restricts legal guardianships to only nationals of Uganda, and changes the adoption fostering period from 36 months to 12 months. The passing of this bill has been received with mixed feelings. Some people are glad […]

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Motivation

July 23, 2015

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Think of yourself…or your child…or an employee…and something that requires motivation to learn, but is a struggle to complete. I think of my nine year old as she works on reading skills. She struggled with reading for many years. Though she loved the idea of reading, and loved to have others read to her, she […]

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{Family} Ties That Bind

April 5, 2015

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Every week, CAA staff in Uganda encounter families affected by vulnerability, and the various politics involved that affect this population in significant ways. Especially when conducting orphan investigations requested by prospective adoptive families, we see such a wide range of cases that turn out to be truthful and straightforward as well as those founded upon fraudulent activity and inaccurate […]

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Leadership Workshop on March 11th

March 4, 2013

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An orphanage is usually the first place where children end up after they have lost parental care. Once they enter the system, their destiny is decided by probation officers, orphanage administration, attorneys, etc. Unfortunately in Uganda, the measures in place by the Children’s Act to support Uganda’s Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVCs) are not always […]

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