Awaken the Legacy at
Cherish High School
Our mission at Cherish Uganda is to care for the HIV+ child. The generation of children affected by HIV has grown into teenage hood and along with that comes a different set of challenges:
(1) How to navigate through puberty with the challenges that HIV presents
(2) Preparing for adulthood
(3) Making good choices and having a value system that allows one to thrive
(4) Understanding your values against the rhetoric of stigma.
Our response was to open up a high school that would address these challenges and opportunities in a holistic way. Our strap line is: "awaken the legacy" because we believe that our children will contribute to changing their own story for good. Our God given hope is that our high school will give an environment in which HIV+ young people feel valued and challenged to change the status quo.
CHS is the first school in east Africa that focuses on empowering, enrolling, and caring for teens with HIV.
Watch the 10 minute, documentary-style film on the vision for CHS