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Our aim is to help these children to escape from the cycle of poverty, despair and dependence


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As regards sponsorships SidEcole is at present active in 6 programmes and provides assistance to over 1400 children and young people. Preference is given to basic education, which is why most of the children are at primary school; a smaller number of young people are in secondary school and vocational training. Tuition fees, books, study materials, uniforms, shoes and sometimes meals are covered. The poorest families also receive food rations.

Slum area of Kabowa: Essential help for Have Mercy Orphan School (168 children), a primary school in dire need, whose teachers are all voluntary staff. A traditional healer founded it with MSF Theta within their framework of collaboration for the prevention of Aids. (See pictures)

Kuddiza – «Give when you have received»: infants and primary school (1st to 4th class) founded by two women for 200 orphans and very poor children subsidised by School against Aids/SidEcole. (See pictures)

Mbuya, district of Kampala: SaA/SidEcole, in partnership with Reach Out, (who teach prevention, distribute treatment and give support to victims of HIV/Aids), for 100 children of the patients of the dispensary or orphans. SaA/SidEcole is active in this centre in providing food for these children’s families who are living in a slum: 500 people are granted food security. (See pictures)

Jinja, 80 km to the east of Kampala: SaA/SidEcole collaborates with St Moses Children Care Centre, an orphanage that cares for about one hundred children. The centre runs its own primary school, which is also open to the children from the neighbouring villages, as well as a dispensary and a weaving workshop. (See pictures)          

Kaliro, 120 km to the north east of Kampala: SaA/SidEcole helps three rural schools (850 children) set up by the communities. These schools provide education for orphans. (See pictures)


Mkasanga: village of a population of 1700, situated to the east of Zambia, South Luangwa.The School caters for between 300 and 350 children according to the season. The principal source of income is food production, however this area was affected by the drought of 2002, which much worsened the living conditions of the population. A student has finished his training as a medical officer; this has enabled the village to open its own community clinic, which the inhabitants of the village have built themselves. (See pictures) (This programme came to an end in 2009).

Mugurameno and Chiawa (province of Lusaka, Lower Zambezi): the schools in these two villages are in the unfortunate situation of being on the transubsaharan road, on the frontier with Zimbabwe: hundreds of container trucks and their trailers have to wait here sometimes for several weeks at a time in order to complete customs clearance formalities, Aids is spreading at appalling proportions. (See pictures) (This programme came to an end in 2011).


Busia, on the border with Uganda, Mama Orphans cares for 62 street children, some are as young as 1 year old, and sends them to school. Her family, with the help of a few neighbours, has sold all their possessions to pay for food for the children.  Due to a lack of funds for regular meals the physical condition of the children was becoming alarming, in spite of this the police and local people continued to bring in abandoned children. SaA/SidEcole is especially active in this centre in providing funds for food. (See pictures)

School against Aids/SidEcole finances small construction projects such as repairs to classroom floors, roofs, latrines, water tanks, stairs, blackboards etc…. Funds are also provided for schemes that aim to improve hygiene and the prevention of diseases, to provide mattresses, mosquito nets, soap, clean water, sanitary pads and to pay the cost of transport to visit the hospital for Aids testing and the purchase of a medical bag. The association also contributes to the setting up of sewing workshops by providing sewing machines and basic materials for arts and crafts in order to help the older children to develop professional skills.

Province of Lusaka: the association finances the development of an interactive computer module to raise the awareness of HIV for the children and teachers of 70 schools. This project is included in a one-week programme of heightening awareness to ecology, organised by a local NGO, Conservation Lower Zambezi; approximately 15000 pupils and their families will have access to this programme around the Lower Zambezi National Park area. (See pictures)

Annual reports


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You can read our annual reports:

















2002 (in French)