Vulnerable Children and Youth Action (VCAYA) is a registered nonprofit agency operating in conjunction with Hocus Focus* as our fiscal sponsor – a US tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and your donation qualifies as a tax deduction should you care to take it.  The Hocus Focus tax payer ID number is 27-2504010.  

  • Drill 2 clean water wells in remote Ugandan villages
  • Secure building and improve acoustics in SMILE
  • Install water collection system with holding tanks at SMILE school
  • Ground breaking for a Level III Clinic in Oukut Village
  • Health care clinic at Oukut
  • Prepare and stock pharmacy at clinic in Oukut Village
  • Maternal & Child Health conference including family planning & care for birth - 5 years
  • Distribute mattresses and blankets for BKU Children's Home and Oukut Village
  • Plant fruit trees at BKU Children's Home
  • Provide the teacher training in using the Gardening Curriculum and the Watatos Got Talent Curriculum to BKU teachers
  • Eye glass distribution: 6 locations
  • Construct standers and distribute walkers for children with physical disabilities with parent group
  • Health checkups for children attending Noah's Ark school for children with special needs
  • Health checkups and tutoring at Bright Kids Uganda children's home and school

clean water wells in Uganda 

July 2023 Projects

Improving the lives of vulnerable children

Our 2023 Team includes 18 professionals volunteering their time and talents. Each member brings a set of skills valuable to the work we have planned and fund their travel expenses through grants or personal finances. 

100% of donations received will go to the following projects. View our 2023 Itinerary here: 

Interested in learning more about our July 2023 trip? We will be posting updates in our 2023 travel blog

Interested in joining one of our teams? Check out our blog for a closer look and contact us if you are interested in volunteering with us!

​​It costs $ 6,800 to drill a well that provides clean water to thousands! Contact us if you or your organization would like to sponsor a well or contribute to drilling one. 

Or you can donate through a secure server using a credit card 

Interested in funding one of our initiatives??

Send us a note indicating your area of interest. 
Monetary contributions should be made out to VCAYA.
Let us know which initiative you want to support.

100% of your donation goes directly to our projects.

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Murrysville, PA 15668

Decades of experience in training teachers all over the world guide our approach to first understand the needs of the community and teaching conditions before designing our professional development sessions for teachers and administrators seeking information on effective practices for including children with disabilities into schools.

Our guiding principles embrace the belief that all children can learn and focus on a child's ability rather than disability.  Everyone can contribute positively to society and is a valuable member of a community.

Teacher training