By Esther Namirimu
Ugandan families have in the past three years adopted over 100 children from the Malaika Babies Home in Kampala.
The Malaika Babies’ Home celebrated its third birthday with an Open Day yesterday at which NGO Ugandans Adopt confirmed the adoptions. Based in Mengo, Malaika has so far provided emergency short-term care to over 130 babies.
Aidah Agwang, an official of Ugandans Adopt, said that over the past three years they have successfully found families in Uganda for 100 of these children through resettlement and domestic adoption.
“Our team put a lot of time and resources into tracing families and as a result 66% of these children have been resettled with their extended families,” she said.
The open day was crowned with cutting of the cake by the children at Malaika Babies Home.
Barbie at the Open Day
Nandi Ketti a police officer attached to the Child and Family Protection Unit hailed Malaika. “We appreciate what Malaika does especially when it comes to the children’s rights. Malaika Babies Home has helped us to save the lives of many Ugandan Children,” Ketti said.
Among the Malaika Babies Home supporters was Barbara Kyagulanyi “Barbie”, wife of musician Bobi Wine.
“It has been a wonderful day and we are very grateful for all the support of the Probation, Police and other children’s homes” said Immaculate Atwine, the Manager of the Babies Home. “Only by working together we can find families in Uganda for abandoned children.”
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Ugandans adopt 100 babies