Who we are,
TEAP is a Non Government Organization, committed to Capacity building, Women Empowerment and facilitating child development. We are based in Mukono Municipality, Central Uganda and carrying out its activities in various parts of the country. The organization was founded by several individuals who were concerned with the suffering and needs of vulnerable women many of them being single mothers.
VISION: To see a holistic transformation among less privileged women, men and children improve in their wellbeing economically, physically, socially and spiritually.
MISSION: To build capacity of less privileged persons, empowering women and promoting holistic child development and foster viable community development.
i.Building the capacity of Community based organizations to be able to provide effective, appropriate services in their localities.
ii.Empowering women especially single mothers, to become self sufficient and self reliant.
iii.Facilitating holistic child development, promoting care and concern to Orphans and Vulnerable Children, supporting them in short and long-term needs.
Most the single mothers we so far have met are those who grew up as AIDS orphans, children from broken families, street children, and besides this women’s vulnerability evolves from poverty and lack of proper parenting. Most of the single mothers again are children of single mothers meaning this trend has been repeating itself and no one has ever noticed. Each year there are hundreds and sometimes thousands of street children. All people will always ask where these children come from but nobody dares to think of where they go when they grow up. Another fact is these young women who are 30 years old and below are 2nd and 3rd generation AIDS victims. May have HIV and some as simply affected by the pandemic.
Therefore to reverse this trend and promote positive transformation and development, such women need to be given support, for sustainability, as some of them are dependents of extended families, others widows and teen mothers with no job, no skills to help them earn a living and no capital to start businesses. Some of these young women find themselves involved in prostitution against their will but due to intense poverty because they feel they must provide food, clothing and school fees for their children.
Orphans and Vulnerable Children fail to go to school although some of the schools are government aided. Children’s needs such as poor nutrition, scholastic materials, bad sleeping environments, lack of meals throughout the day while at school. Such and many other problems also for many children to drop out of school at early ages.