While institutionalization of vulnerable children should be a national concern, Kampala district represents a unique climate by sheltering most institutional orphanages and babies homes in the country. A disproportionate number of these children are from ages 0-14 year’s old, raising concern about the length of a childhood spent without an individual parent figure for attachment.
- Over 15% of the children in institutional orphanages were placed before turning 6 months old (Walakira, Dumba, Bukenya, 2015).
- 28% of children in institutional orphanages are less than 3 years old (Walakira, Dumba, Bukenya, 2015) Click to Learn More A Family For All Children Baseline – Survey – Report
- Material poverty rather than lack of caregivers is the dominant reason for placing children in institutional care. Click to Read More Orphanage Life harms Uganda’s Children