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Awaken the Legacy at

Cherish High School

 
 

Our mission at Cherish Uganda is to care for the HIV+ child. The generation orphaned by the AIDS epidemic is now growing older, and in need of quality care at the secondary school level. As we witnessed and experienced this problem firsthand with our teenagers at Cherish Uganda, we felt God pushing us to pursue a vision of opening up a high school. We believe God wants to awaken the legacy that this generation will leave; a legacy of breaking through the stigma and discrimination towards HIV.  

CHS is the first school in east Africa that focuses on empowering, enrolling, and caring for teens with HIV. With students, staff, and volunteers coming from an array of countries with varying backgrounds, Cherish High will one day be a hub for the redemption story of HIV/AIDS.

 

Watch the 10 minute, documentary-style film on the vision for CHS

 
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At full capacity, Cherish High School will enroll 300 Students per yer, students with and without HIV, and students from Uganda as well as other Sub-Saharan African Countries.

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CHS will have a Christian, Classical-style curriculum with the addition of unique specialty classes focused on entrepreneurship so that our students can be the future creative leaders in their communities.  

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Cherish Uganda is excited to build a Kingdom culture at CHS for our staff and students. At Cherish Uganda, we have witnessed God transform lives, and our hope is for God to continue radically redeeming stories at CHS. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10-19) in Africa.

 
 

There are more than 170,000 children living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda and over 50% of these children are not currently receiving the free HIV treatment. 

Among the vast numbers of orphaned and vulnerable children, children living with HIV are often overlooked or unseen because of the stigma associated with HIV. With very little care offered to this marginalized group of children, we feel that God has our organization to be part of the redeeming story He wants to author in their lives. 

According to AVERT, the top 2 reasons teens don’t adhere to medication: (1) Traveling a long distance to a clinic (2)  If their regular trips to the clinic are being noticed by friends or members of the school 

“The number of adolescents dying due to AIDS-related illnesses tripled between 2000 and 2015, the only age group to have experienced a rise. In 2016, 55,000 adolescents between the ages of 10-19 had died through AIDS-related causes. AIDS is now the leading cause of death among young people in Africa and the second leading cause of death among young people worldwide.” -AVERT,

 

83%

of the total number of adolescents living with HIV globally, reside in sub-Saharan Africa

15.5

IS THE AVERAGE AGE IN UGANDA

 

30%

Increase in the number of adolescents worldwide living with HIV from 2005-2006

2X

Teen girls are 2 times more likely to acquire HIV than young men

 
 
 

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