About African Hearts:
African Hearts Community Organization (AfriHCO) is a Christian community-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Uganda. AfriHCO was started in 2001 with the aim of working with orphaned and vulnerable young people to improve their safety and physical, spiritual and emotional health and future well-being.
The organization's target population is children who are living on the street, many of whom have been orphaned by HIV or abandoned or victimized by family violence. The organization currently runs one home and a youths hostel where former street children are taken care of. Children who reside in these homes are provided with shelter, food, love, education, teaching of God's Word, and the other necessities of life, and programs to re-integrate them into society.
In addition the organization assists other vulnerable children in the community, such as orphans who still live with their guardians. These children are included in day activities at the AFRIHCO provided with counseling, health care, and scholarships to support their education. AFRIHCO’s outreach activities maintain contact with the many children still living on the street, and provide basic elements of care for them in the slums. Many children are benefiting from the African hearts programs directly and indirectly.
The Heart of the Organization
The Vision: African Hearts exists to transform the lives of children so that they become fully developed individuals honoring God and positively contribute to the society.
The Mission: To equip, protect and support vulnerable children with the love of Christ so that they become fully developed individuals.