Namugongo Fund for Special Children (NFSC) is a community based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Uganda, helping orphaned and other vulnerable children reach their full potential through education and other opportunities.
NFSC was founded in 1986 caring for handicapped children in Namugongo and surrounding communities. Children were sent to vocational schools, others were given medical operations and/or devices to help them cope with their handicaps.
When the village became inundated by the death of many parents; Rosette Serwanga a native of Namugongo chose to turn her efforts to the orphans. This was after the death of her brother who passed away from HIV/AIDS complications in February of 2000 leaving his six children double orphaned. In May 2000 she began the Breakfast Project feeding 60 children breakfast on their way to school. In 2001 the NFSC opened a clinic in order to look out for the general health of the children and their guardians
Today, NFSC has six (7) breakfast centers serving breakfast to1100 children every school morning and providing after school programs everyday except Sunday. 25% of the children on the program are HIV positive. To address this issue, NFSC has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC) TREAT program, to provide Anti Retro Viral (ARVs) to the children and their care givers. This partnership began in May 2006.NFSC has contributed to the reduction of stigma towards people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the community through its outreach and programming efforts.