EDUCATION Education in Uganda is very difficult to achieve. Private school is available, but extremely expensive. There is very little choice for public education. In the remote villages, school attendance is between 21% and 38%. The quest of Tower of Hope is to bring the schools to the church grounds of the more remote areas to make school accessible for everyone regardless of their ability to pay 23% of all females age 6 and older, 12% of males have never attended school. Without an education giving you the knowledge required to achieve a high enough wage to support a family and afford to send your children to school is not within grasp of most in the remote villagers and so a vicious cycle continues. At Tower of Hope International Ministries we believe that this can change if people care enough to give them that hope and support to break this cycle. We are doing this, one village at a time. ADULT EDUCATION & CLEAN WATER Both are keys to a families sustainable financial independence. Life skills training in the areas of income producing trades such as farming and business management are essential. 38.9% of the people do not have clean drinking water. Readily available & clean water sources will help stop disease, and make farming possible where it currently not an option. MEDICAL CARE Many lives have been lost unnecessarily in Uganda due to lack of knowledge of basic hygiene and available medical care. A simple infection or infestation gone untreated can progess into serious illness or even death in Uganda, when in a developed country it would be successfully treated with one visit to a physician and a prescription. Something as basic as being able to take vitamins regularly could significantly lower the current statistics of 75% of children and 49% of women being anemic. There is no cure for Malaria, but as the malaria carrier, Anopheles mosquito comes out in full force at night, having access to chemically treated mosquito netting and preventatives such as malrone could prevent much of it. Catastrophic diseases, such as HIV are widespread in this country as well as many others, however in Uganda, only 1 in 4 women and 21% of men ages 15-49 have ever been tested at all and only 18% have received counseling, testing and the results of those tests. We believe that a much higher quality of life will be achieved through consistently available and affordable health education and treatment ORPHANAGES Households with orphans constitute 25% of all homes and 6% of those have more than one. Extended families and churches do what they can to help but there are countless homeless orphans all over Uganda who need a loving home and a chance for an education. These children desperately need a home. No child should be without a stable environment and unconditional love. Orphanages can provide the loving care and supervision they are lacking.